Two highly anticipated concerts this week have been canceled. Last night, I received an emailed press release from the promoters of the Stone Temple Pilots concert at Taft Theatre at 7:24 p.m. announcing the show had been called off due to singer Scott Weiland’s inability to perform (not for the reason you’re thinking — Weiland was suffering from “inflamed vocal chords”). The concert was scheduled to start last night at 7:30 p.m., so that was a close call (especially for fans already at the venue). Today, Live Nation announced that the rare performance by Black Star (featuring modern Hip Hop heroes Mos Def and Talib Kweli) at Bogart’s this Saturday had also been canceled.—-
Today, in an email from STP’s publicist, more information about Weiland’s ailment was provided. Turns out, he has the backing of multiple local doctors.
Here’s the full press release:
Stone Temple Pilots were forced to postpone the last four shows of their summer tour after lead singer Scott Weiland was diagnosed with "inflamed vocal cords."
The band was scheduled to perform last night (Tuesday, September 13) at the Taft Theater in Cincinnati, Ohio and tonight (Wednesday, September 14) at Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, Kentucky. But per Weiland's physician's diagnosis, Scott was put on immediate vocal rest.
Dr. Sid Khosla, director of the UC Health Voice Center in Cincinnati, said, "Today myself, Dr. Eva Van Leer and ENT Dr. Keith Casper consulted with Mr. Weiland. Upon a video stroboscopy, we determined his left vocal cord has likely scarring and his right vocal cord is tremendously inflamed. With such a heavy concert schedule and vocal activity, we determined that Mr. Weiland could potentially run the risk of a vocal hemorrhage or suffer permanent damage, hence putting him on complete vocal rest."
STP apologizes to their fans and refunds will be issued at point of purchase.
While the STP show is “canceled” (as of now — a date in Oklahoma has been rescheduled), Black Star fans can take solace in knowing that its show is only “postponed” “due to scheduling conflicts,” according to the local promoter’s press release. Black Star’s concert is now rescheduled for Nov. 5 at Bogart’s. Local MC Buggs Tha Rocka opens the show.
Tickets are still available for Black Star’s rescheduled date (through ticketmaster.com), but if you were hoping to see Hip Hop newcomer Mac Miller, get ready to hit up a ticket “re-seller” — his Oct. 14 show at Bogart’s is sold out.