Just Added: Rosehill Drive to Open for Stone Temple Pilots

Posted on 3/22/2011 2:24:44 PM

Rosehill Drive has been added to open for the Stone Temple Pilots concert on April 22, 2011, at the Kovalchick Complex.

Rose Hill Drive was established in Boulder, Colo., by brothers Jacob Sproul (bass guitar and vocals) Daniel Sproul (guitar, backup vocals) and high school friend Nathan Barnes (drums). The band has performed with acts such as Aerosmith, Black Crows, and Van Halen, and is now set to play Indiana, Pa., in April 2011.

In the April 2007 issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, Rose Hill Drive was named one of the “10 New Artists to Watch.” In February 2011, Rose Hill Drive went into the studio and recorded a new album and announced their new U.S. tour supporting the Stone Temple Pilots through April and May.

Tickets, at $47.50 and $37.50 for the general public, and $23 for students with valid ID at the box office, are on sale now. For tickets, go to the Kovalchick Complex website, or visit the Kovalchick Complex Box Office every Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ticket prices do not include a $2 facility fee. Join the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex Facebook page, and receive advance notice and special offers to future events at the facility.

Since the moment they appeared on the scene in the early 90s, Stone Temple Pilots dominated the decade from start to finish, racking up fifteen singles on the Billboard Top Ten, winning a Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy in 1994 for “Plush,” and having their five albums sell more than 35 million copies worldwide.

At first, the ironic swagger of “Sex Type Thing” brought them onto MTV and radio, but it was “Plush” that blew the doors wide open for the band, establishing them as multi-platinum act in 1993. A pair of subsequent singles were released from Core: “Wicked Garden” and the spooky, acoustic “Creep,” before they delivered Purple in 1994.

A large, eager fan base snatched up Purple on its opening week, sending it to numner one—but Purple wasn’t a one-week wonder. It grew as the record spun off hit after hit: first there was the majestic, cryptic “Big Empty,” taken from The Crow soundtrack. Then there was “Vasoline,” which was followed by the modern rock classic “Interstate Love Song,” a radio smash that stayed on the top of Billboard’s Album Rock charts for fifteen weeks, besting the record set by the Rolling Stones’ “Start Me Up.”