Stone Temple Pilots have angered fans in Canada after they appeared late for a show, delivered a short set then cancelled the following night's performance - all without a full explanation.
Supporters in Abbotsford, British Columbia, were upset on Monday after Scott Weiland and co left them waiting for 105 minutes. Some fans, believing rumours that the band weren't even in the building, decided to leave. Eruptions of booing were heard on several occasions.
When STP did appear, frontman Weiland offered a brief apology but didn't try to explain why the delay had occurred. Fan reports suggest they played a shorter set than usual before bowing out.
A ConcertAddicts review says: "It was a fucking train wreck. After the band delayed their start time by nearly two full hours, they came out and played a mediocre set.
"Weiland was never really present - he always seemed far away. He sang a mumbled mix of inaudible moans. Although a good portion of the notes were in tune and in time, the real words were lost in his mind. It was like a really horrible cross-over between junky-rock and that Sigur Ros made-up-word approach to singing".
The band then cancelled last night's show in Lethbridge, Alberta, at short notice. A brief statement said: "Lead singer Scott Weiland has been put on 48 hours complete vocal rest due to strained vocal chords. The cancellation will allow STP to finish the remaining dates of their Summer 2012 tour".
Some fans who'd attended the Abbotsford show expressed their upset on the band's Facebook page. Comments include: "Big disappointment how you handled the event last night. The least you could have done was make an announcement if/when you were coming to perform. All 8 of us left by 10:50pm".
"Where's the refund for last nights concert? They should not have played. He sounded orrible".
"If you were one of the few that actually enjoyed the show they should have cut you off from buying booze at 8pm".
Reacting to the cancellation, some fans said:
"At least they announced it in advance. In Tampa he just didn't show up. The whole band was here waiting too".
"Sounds familiarat least they didn't wait until u were lined up waiting to get in to cancel, like they did in Cincinnati last year".
"Face it, buying an STP ticket is a 50/50 proposition. Maybe they'll play, maybe they won't. All of us fans should know that by now".
"I lost all respect for STP. I have tried to see them live three different times and every single time they have cancelled and rescheduled. And all three times they have cancelled the rescheduled date. They just suck. I'm tired of wasting money on you guys".
Thanks to ClassicRockMagazine for the report.