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April 15, 2004

NEW YORK (Billboard) – Rock supergroup Velvet Revolver, which includes three former members of Guns N’ Roses, will kick off its first North American tour May 13 in St. Louis, now that troubled frontman Scott Weiland has been cleared to hit the road.

The former Stone Temple Pilots singer has spent the past several months in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation center after pleading no contest last year to heroin possession.

The 15-date trek will run through a June 8-9 stand at Los Angeles’ Wiltern Theater. Velvet Revolver’s debut album, “Contraband,” is due June 8 from RCA. The video for first single “Slither” premieres April 27 on MTV2.

Velvet Revolver’s lone show to date took place last June at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater. In addition to Weiland, the group includes GN’R alumni guitarist Slash, bass player Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum, as well as former Suicidal Tendencies guitarist Dave Kushner.

Here are Velvet Revolver’s tour dates:

May 13: St. Louis (Pageant)
May 14: Kansas City, Mo. (Memorial Hall)
May 15: Minneapolis (Quest)
May 19: Chicago (Riviera)
May 20: Detroit (TBA)
May 21: Toronto (Kool Haus)
May 26: New York (Roseland)
May 27: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
May 28: Philadelphia (Electric Factory)
May 29: Boston (TBA)
June 4: Portland, Ore. (Roseland)
June 5: Seattle (Moore Theater)
June 7: San Francisco (Warfield)
June 8-9: Los Angeles (Wiltern Theater)

Courtesy of Billboard