Stereophonics have announced details of massive 2018 UK arena tour. The Welsh rock veterans will be touring in support of their upcoming new album Scream Above The Sounds, the follow-up to 2015’s Keep The Village Alive, which is due for release on 3 November 2017.
The band shared ‘All In One Night’, from Scream Above The Sounds during July and frontman Kelly Jones recently spoke in more detail to the NME about the new album.
“It’s a pretty big sounding record, as in it’s pretty anthemic,” Jones revealed. “It’s got a lot of different sounds, it’s a very contemporary-sounding record. It sounds like us doing whatever it is we do in our 20th year. I dunno, there are ten songs on the album and they all sound different from each other, it’s just exciting to bring out some new music and play some new music.”
Speaking of the album’s lyrics, he added: “The climate of the world is very upside down right now, it’s all a bit bonkers, [so] I try to write through my own experiences of it. I’m a very observational kind of writer. I write from the people’s point of view: the working classes.”
“If it’s politics involved in my songs, then it’s usually written through the perspective of a person, often myself, as opposed to literally talking about the powers that be. I’ve got the ‘people on the street view’ on things which is how I live my life really.”
Stereophonics’ upcoming UK arena tour dates are as follows. Tickets are on sale from 9am on Friday, 22 September 2017.
Friday 23: Aberdeen AECC Arena
Saturday 24: Glasgow SECC Hydro
Monday 26: Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Tuesday 27: Brighton, Centre
Thursday 1: Birmingham, Genting Arena
Friday 2: London, SSE Arena Wembley
Monday 5: Bournemouth, BIC
Tuesday 6: Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Wednesday 7: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
Friday 9: Manchester, Arena
Saturday 10: Leeds, First Direct Arena
Monday 12: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena