Veteran modern rock outfit Stone Temple Pilots has confirmed a 16-date spring U.S. tour, comprising a mix of festival and headlining appearances. The trek begins April 12 with a previously announced s

Veteran modern rock outfit Stone Temple Pilots has confirmed a 16-date spring U.S. tour, comprising a mix of festival and headlining appearances. The trek begins April 12 with a previously announced stop at the Rock For The Roses benefit in Austin, Texas, and is scheduled to wrap May 5 at Memphis' annual Beale Street Music Festival.

STP is reportedly gearing up to begin work on its next Atlantic studio album, which will be the follow-up to last year's "Shangri-La Dee Da." That set debuted at No. 9 on The Billboard 200 and has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America for U.S. shipments of 500,000 copies.

Fans can also hear STP on Elektra's upcoming "Family Values Tour 2001" live album, due May 7. Although the group's "Wonderful" was originally scheduled to be the set's first single, Elektra has opted to send a sampler featuring various album tracks to U.S. radio outlets for airplay consideration. The set also sports songs from Linkin Park, Staind, Static-X, and Deadsy.

Here are Stone Temple Pilots' tour dates:

April 12: Austin, Texas (Auditorium Shores / Rock For The Roses)
April 13: Miami (Bicentennial Park / Beyond 2002)
April 16: Norfolk, Va. (NorVa)
April 18: Long Island, N.Y. (venue TBA)
April 19: Atlantic City, N.J. (Trump Marina)
April 20: Wallingford, Conn. (venue TBA)
April 21: Ithaca, N.Y. (Cornell University)
April 23: New York (Hammerstein Ballroom)
April 24: Gainesville, Fla. (venue TBA)
April 26: Jacksonville, Fla. (venue TBA)
April 27: Charlotte, N.C. (Uptown Charlotte / CityFest Live)
April 28: Zephyr Hills, Fla. (Festival Park / Livestock 12)
April 30: Huntsville, Ala. (Von Braun Center)
May 3: Birmingham, Ala. (venue TBA)
May 4: Atlanta (Music Midtown Festival)
May 5: Memphis (Beale Street Music Festival)

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