Stone Temple Pilots To Play "Secret" NYC Gig

The Stone Temple Pilots are set to do a top-secret show at a top-secret location tonight... namely New York City's Irving Plaza.

Singer Scott Weiland dropped a heavy hint when he posted a note on the band's official Web site, indicating he was typing the note from the dressing room at the "very hush hush location" drinking "Irving Plaza concert venue water."

The group, which also played a secret show in Los Angeles in mid-March, has a number other special one-off appearances scheduled, including a performance at a radio festival in Las Vegas on May 20 alongside Godsmack, Cypress Hill, Staind, The Flys, Kittie and others, and another one May 27 in Boston. The latter gig also will feature Godsmack and Cypress Hill as well as Filter, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Powerman 5000, and more.

Weiland indicates in his Web post that the if the group's latest single and video, "Sour Girl," continues to climb the airplay charts, the band will be mounting an official tour this

summer.

"'Sour Girl' looks to be the hit that we need to give this album a shot in the arm," notes Weiland while thanking the fans for requesting the song. "This is the kind of radio success we need to come and tour your cities this summer."

"Sour Girl" is the third single from the latest STP album, "No. 4." It's also the first one since Weiland was released from jail and a court-ordered rehabilitation program earlier this year (see "Weiland Tastes Freedom While STP Drops 'Heaven And Hot Rods'"), and thus the first one he's been able to actively promote.