Stone Temple Pilots launched their U.S. tour opener on March 2 in Santa Clarita, Calif., at the Canyon. The Grammy winners rocked through a hit-filled 19-song setlist, which included surprise appearances from Johnny Depp and ex-MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer.
Rolling Stone reports on March 3 that the San Diego grunge pioneers capped the night with Depp and Kramer joining the band for a cover of MC5's 1969 classic “Kick Out the Jams," followed by Stone Temple Pilot's 1993 debut single “Sex Type Thing.” The show also included the live debut of STP's 1999 single “Glide,” as well as their recent single “Roll Me Out,” from their highly anticipated self-titled studio album, which will hit shelves March 16 via Rhino.
STP co-founder Robert DeLeo has performed with Depp previously as a touring member of Hollywood Vampires. Kramer last performed with Stone Temple Pilots at the live debut of the band's new singer Jeff Gutt on Nov. 14 in Los Angeles at The Troubadour.
Fans who missed the action at the tour opener on Saturday can check-out fan-shot footage of STP, Depp and Kramer performing the final number of the night “Sex Type Thing.” In the 3:45 minute video the fans go wild as DeLeo, Depp and Kramer hammer through the single's bone-crunching opening guitar riff with Gutt doing a highly commendable job of covering STP's late great original frontman Scott Weiland's vocals, singing, “I am I am I am/I said I wanna get next to you/I said I wanna get close to you.”
Stone Temple Pilot's tour continues March 8 in Pasadena, Calif., at The Rose and is currently scheduled to wrap up June 1 in Lincoln, Neb., at Bourbon Theatre. Grab your tickets now at AXS.
Depp will hook back up with The Vamps when the super-group performs their first-ever tour of the U.K., which launches June 16 in Birmingham, England, at Genting Arena. Hollywood Vampire tickets are available now at AXS.