Stone Temple Pilots  have postponed 12 dates on their reunion tour, the band announced on its official website  Tuesday (Sept. 21). The announcement states that the group will re-route its tour for a "short break" and hit the road again in mid-October. The next scheduled tour date is Oct. 8 in Tampa, Fla.
While the band did not give a specific reason for the break, the news comes two days after frontman Scott Weiland  made a rambling speech onstage during the trek's Houston, Texas stop. According to the Houston Press , STP took the stage approximately one hour after opener Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's  set, after which Weiland offered slurred tangents about his in-ear monitors, past drug use and thoughts on grunge music.
Video: Scott Weiland speaks onstage in Houston, Texas
"The 8th of December will be the time when I stopped doing dope," Weiland said, then hushed the crowd as it began to cheer. "No, no, no, no" he continued. "I started drinking again. My brother died, I got divorced to my wife, and my whole world basically spun around. So you know what? I'm going to take care of myself because that's what I need to take care of. Instead of just having a few shows, I want to have a whole hell of a lot of shows."
Stone Temple Pilots saw its first album in nine years debut at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in May. The self-titled set has sold 130,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
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