Stereophonics have announced details of two special 2020 warm up dates ahead of their European dates and UK Arena tour. The band will head to Liverpool University, The Mountford Hall on Saturday 18th January and Leeds O2 Academy on Sunday 19th January.
Recorded in just eleven days at The Distillery, Wiltshire, ‘Kind’ was co-produced by Kelly Jones and George Drakoulias (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Screaming Trees, Primal Scream). The recording sessions used minimal studio techniques, overdubs or technology. This stripped-back, raw approach to committing Kelly Jones’ songwriting to tape provides listeners with captivating and candid snapshots of one of the UK’s most enduring bands. The performances are led by Jones’ distinct and emotive vocals that reveal a raw vulnerability not yet heard. The results are an honest and hopeful album for our times, and an album that stands shoulder to shoulder with the band’s best work.
With unparalleled longevity and continued success, Stereophonics are a band woven into the fabric of popular music. With ‘Kind’ Kelly Jones continues to cement his place amongst the great British songwriters with an ability to sketch and capture truth and beauty from everyday observations as well as delving into his own life experiences. Having achieved 6 number 1 albums, 10 top 10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards, 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win, and still headlining arenas and festivals to legions of dedicated fans, Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of the current music scene.
‘Kind’ is released on 25th October on Parlophone Records. Pre-order ‘Kind’ from the Official Store before Tuesday 24th of September at 4:00pm for priority access to tickets.
Tickets for the new shows go on sale Wednesday 23rd October at 10:00am and will be available via: https://tickets.sandbagtickets.com/events/29321
UK TOUR DATES:
Saturday 18th – Liverpool University, The Mountford Hall
Sunday 19th – Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 28th – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
Saturday 29th – Birmingham, Arena Birmingham
Monday 2nd – Brighton, Centre
Tuesday 3rd – Bournemouth, International Centre
Friday 6th – London, The O2
Saturday 7th – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Monday 9th – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Tuesday 10th – Aberdeen, P & J Live Arena
Wednesday 11th – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Friday 13th – Manchester, Arena
Saturday 14th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Sunday 15th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
‘Kind’ standard track-listing:
- I Just Wanted The Goods
- Fly Like An Eagle
- Make Friends With The Morning
- Hungover For You
- Bust This Town
- This Life Ain’t Easy (But It’s The One That We All Got)
- Street Of Orange Light
- Don’t Let The Devil Take Another Day
- Restless Mind
All songs written by Kelly Jones.
Produced by Kelly Jones & George Drakoulias, except Bust This Town produced by Kelly Jones & Jim Lowe.