On the Spot: Stone Temple Pilots Live at Sydney`s Hordern Pavilion – Concert Review

Stone Temple Pilots came to Australia for their first Australian tour, to promote their latest and selftitled album. After 2 long decades Aussie fans finally enjoyed with the music of Scott Weiland and his awesome band mates.

The Party started with Grinspoon and their classic rock energy making the crowd excited and leaving them ready for the main act.

Around 9.30 the opening riff of  ‘Crackerman’ started the moment everyone was waiting for…Finally the Stone Temple Pilots were in Sydney for first time ever!. Weiland jumped on stage with his classical opening looking, hat and megaphone showing everyone that his voice and  style are unique.

The STP, despining the fact of having a new album from last year, they made an entire trip along their music history, with the hottest moment of the night when the play Plush and Interstate Love Song one following each other.

Every band member is unique, Drummer Eric Kretz is awesome and interacts with his band mates, bassist Robert DeLeo jumps around the stage in a more active way, with a total rock star style,  Dean DeLeo ripped through some of the band’s most recognisable riffs and obviously Scott Weiland is himself, taking care of his voice with a style different than Velvet Revolver, more like a performer than a crazy rockstar.

The venue was finished with “Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart” leaving a full house totally happy and wanting to see this show again, hopefully in less than 20 years!

Stone temple Pilots – Live at Hordern pavillion, Sydney SETLIST:

  1. Crackerman
  2. Wicked Garden
  3. Vasoline
  4. Between the Lines
  5. Hickory Dichotomy
  6. Heaven and Hot Rods
  7. Still Remains
  8. Big Empty
  9. Dancing Days (Led Zeppelin cover)
  10. Silvergun Superman
  11. Plush
  12. Interstate Love Song
  13. Huckleberry Crumble
  14. Down
  15. Sex Type Thing
  16. Trippin’ on a Hole in a Paper Heart