STONE TEMPLE PILOTS have been tapped to kick off the newly created St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Hope Show.
The charity concert, which will take place July 1 at L.A. ’s House of Blues, was co-created by Jason Thomas Gordon, the grandson of St. Jude founder and TV icon Danny Thomas, and Total Live Music’s Tom Carolan.
Scott Weiland had this to say about being chosen to inaugurate the charity event:
“We are humbled, honored and filled with grace by being given this very special opportunity. To be asked to play the first of what we hope will be many of these events for children in dire medical needs at St. Jude Rock n Roll show. Reading the press release I am almost embarrassed as it lists accolades of a life of music. The good life. What the rest speaks of is the horrible but true realities that those diseases bring to children and these families.”
In addition to working to find cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, St. Jude is also the only pediatric cancer research center that provides free care for children whose families are not covered by insurance.
Upcoming STONE TEMPLE PILOTS summer tour dates:
July 1 – Los Angeles , CA @ House of Blues
July 2 – Las Vegas , NV @ The Joint
July 4 – San Diego , CA @ Harrahs Rincon Casino
July 7 – Lansing , MI @ Common Ground Music Festival
July 8 – Cincinnati , OH @ PNC Pavilion
July 10 – Orillia , Ontario , CAN @ Casino Rama
July 11 – Sarnia , Ontario , CAN @ Centennial Park
July 13 – Ottawa , Ontario , CAN @ Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest
July 15 – Manchester , NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
July 17 – Uncasville , CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
July 18 – Atlantic City , NJ @ Borgata Event Center
July 19 – Columbia , MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion