Scott Weiland challenged an audience member to fight him during the former STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and VELVET REVOLVER singer’s solo concert in New York City this past Saturday night (March 9).
The rocker — who is touring with his solo band, THE WILDABOUTS — confronted a heckling fan at Irving Plaza, telling the man in the crowd: “So you’re fucking pulling that fucking, like, gun shit off on me? Then come up and meet me one on one, man. You play a tough guy from an audience behind a barricade. I’d love to. Yeah, that guy, trust me.”
He continued: “I just don’t get it. Guys like you fucking waste your money.” Then he added to the security staff: “Actually, let him stay here and just get all fucking riled up. He won’t be able to sleep tonight.”
Video footage of the incident can be found at this location.
Weiland‘s 20-city run of dates feature him performing songs from the first two STONE TEMPLE PILOTS albums, 1992’s “Core” and 1994’s “Purple”.
THE WILDABOUTS consist of multi-instrumentalist Doug Grean, bassist Tommy Black, drummer Dan Thompson and guitarist Jeremy Brown.