Stone Temple Pilots to tour Oz

US rockers Stone Temple Pilots have announced their first ever tour of Australia.

Supported by Grinspoon, the band will play shows in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Newcastle in March.

Stone Temple Pilots formed in San Diego in 1992 and rode the success of the grunge explosion with early hits including Vasoline and Sex Type Thing.

They became one of the most successful American rock bands of the ’90s, selling 40 million records and winning a Grammy award for their song Plush.

Splitting in 2003, singer Scott Weiland went on to front the hard rock supergroup Velvet Revolver alongside Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash.

But the band reformed in 2008 by announcing a 71-date world tour before beginning work on their sixth album, Stone Temple Pilots, which was released in May this year.

Tickets for their long-awaited live debut in Australia go on sale from December 14 with Stone Temple Pilots playing the following dates:

Wednesday 16 March
Challenge Stadium, All Ages

Saturday 19 March
Festival Hall, All Ages

Sunday 20 March
Hordern Pavilion, All Ages

Wednesday 23 March
Riverstage, Brisbane 18+

Thursday 24 March
Entertainment Centre, All Ages

Frontier members pre-sale from 12 noon AEDT, Tuesday 14 December to 12 noon AEDT, Wednesday 15 December.

General public on sale from 9am local time, Friday 17 December.