One of the most iconic rock bands of the last 25 years will turbocharge the final day of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear as Stone Temple Pilots (STP) will host a matinee concert live on Sunday, June 2 at Belle Isle.
With new lead singer Jeff Gutt from Marine City, Michigan, STP will rock the Entertainment Stage at the Grand Prix prior to the final NTT IndyCar Series race of the weekend. All fans with Sunday tickets to the Grand Prix will be welcome to attend the concert in the Meijer Fan Zone at no extra cost.
Well known on the Detroit music scene, Gutt joined Stone Temple Pilots in 2017, as he teamed with brothers and founding band members Dean DeLeo and Robert DeLeo, along with Eric Kretz. The band’s latest album, Stone Temple Pilots, was released in 2018 and it reached No. 4 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. STP is considered one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time with 18 top-10 singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, including seven No. 1 songs – “Interstate Love Song,” “Vasoline,” “Lady Picture Show,” “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart,” “Out Of Time,” “Big Bang Baby” and “Plush.” The band won a Grammy award for Best Hard Rock Performance with “Plush.”
“We’re so excited to welcome Stone Temple Pilots to Belle Isle,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. “What better way to get our fans fired up for the final day of Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear than with one of the greatest rock bands of our generation.” Also performing on Sunday are Brooklyn rockers Spirit Animal. Spirit Animal has toured with some of rock's current stars, including The Struts, Theory of a Deadman, and Dorothy, and is performing in support of their 2018 full-length record entitled Born Yesterday.
The Stone Temple Pilots will take stage in the Meijer Fan Zone at approximately 1 pm on June 2, just before the final race of the Grand Prix weekend – the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Dual II, featuring the cars of the NTT IndyCar Series. The TA2 cars of the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli will begin the on-track action on Sunday, June 2, followed by the STP matinee concert and a power-packed day on Belle Isle will conclude with the IndyCar race in the afternoon.
With Gutt and Stone Temple Pilots joining Michigan-born country music star Frankie Ballard, who’ll perform on Saturday, June 1, the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear will showcase two home-grown talents that have made it big on the national stage. For a complete listing of the entertainment at the Grand Prix and a detailed weekend schedule, visit www.DetroitGP.com closer to race weekend.
Tickets for the 2019 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear are on sale now and tickets start as low as just $45. For more information on the Grand Prix and to purchase tickets, visit www.DetroitGP.com or call 866-464-7749 (PRIX).
ABOUT THE CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY LEAR
The Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear is a 501(c)3 organization and a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Scheduled for May 31-June 2, 2019, the event will include the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit featuring the cars of the NTT IndyCar Series, the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic with the exotic sports cars of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Trans Am Series presented by Pirelli. Partners for the 2019 Grand Prix include General Motors and Lear Corporation. For more information, visit www.DetroitGP.com and follow our social media pages at www.facebook.com/detroitgp, www.twitter.com/detroitgp and www.instagram.com/detroitgp