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Stereophonics announce four intimate dates for December

Stereophonics ‘ one of Britain’s best-loved bands ‘ will perform four nights of highly anticipated, intimate shows, starting out at Bournemouth’s O2 Academy on Saturday 17th and continuing with three nights at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, on December 19th, 20th and 21st.

With 11 Top Five singles, 21 Top 20s and five consecutive No.1 albums under their belt, the Stereophonics’ 7th studio album ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ is out now, on Mercury Records.

Written by Kelly Jones and co-produced with Mercury award-winning producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian), this LP follows on from their career embracing greatest hits collection ‘Decade In The Sun: The Best of Stereophonics’, which sold almost a million copies in two months.

Super deluxe editions of the band’s first two classic albums ’1997′s ‘Word Gets Around’ and 1999′s No.1 ‘Performance and Cocktails’ ‘ are out now, also on Mercury Records and the band celebrated the release with two very special Hammersmith Apollo performances last October, playing both LPS in their entirety.

Stereophonics are vocalist Kelly Jones, bassist Richard Jones, drummer Javier Weyler and guitarist Adam Zindani.

Stereophonics play:

December
Sat 17th BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
Mon 19th LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
Tue 20th LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)
Wed 21st LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (SOLD OUT)

Tickets for the Bournemouth show go on general sale Tuesday 15th November.

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The Feeling recorded their collaboration with Sophie Ellis-Bextor in one afternoon

Dan Gillespie Sells – lead vocalist with the ‘Join with us’ group – said they found working with the 32-year-old ‘Bittersweet’ singer, who is married to bass player Richard Jones, ‘really easy’.

Dan told BANG Showbiz: ‘We knew this track would be perfect for Sophie; I could hear it in my head before we even did it.

‘We knew that it would sound great and it was really easy. She’s very professional in the studio and she sounds great on record – as soon as you put her voice on a track, it just sits in the right place. It took one afternoon.’

Sophie’s appearance on The Feeling’s new album ‘Together we were Made’ isn’t the first time they have collaborated, as they have worked closely on tracks for her albums before.

Dan added: ”ve written one of her records before, and Richard and Paul Stewart, our drummer, were her backing and rhythm section back in the old days, so we’ve worked with her before.

‘We’ve tried collaborating in the past but it’s never worked. Now we’re three albums in and a bit more established, it felt like it was the right thing to do at this stage.’

The Feeling’s ‘Together we were Made’ will be released on June 20.

Stereophonics to release ‘Could You Be The One’

Stereophonics to release ‘Could You Be The One’

Stereophonics to release ‘Could You Be The One’

Stereophonics kick off what is set to be a big year for the band in sublime style with their instantly memorable new single ‘Could You Be The One’, released February 15th on Mercury Records.   Written by Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly with Jim Abbiss (Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys) ‘Could You Be The One’ is a beautifully delicate track hinged on rich harmonies and stuffed with sweet sentiments.  ‘I knew there was something in the melody,’ says Kelly. ‘I was trying to keep it beautiful rather than piling in for a big chorus.’ The new acclaimed album is packed with 12 gems of intelligent, sharply crafted, melodic storytelling, which has taken the band in some surprising and extremely enjoyable new directions. ‘Stereophonics’ best yet,’ said Sunday Time Culture in their 4* review, while the News Of The World declared it’s ‘Their angriest, most up-for-it record in years.’ The record is stripped back without the walls of loud guitars, creating a space to drive home Kelly’s vocal while allowing the strength of the songs to come through – fused with Kelly’s bar-raising musical vision, Javier Weyler’s intense drumming, Adam Zindani’s cascading guitar lines and Richard Jones’ driving bass.  Stereophonics resume touring duties when they head out on a 9-date Arena Tour in March. Initially planned to be a 7-date run, extra dates were added in Glasgow (March 2nd) and Wembley (March 11th) due to overwhelming demand.  The band will also make history again this summer by playing the FIRST concert at the newly built, state of the art, Cardiff City stadium, on Saturday June 5th.   ‘We want to make it a day to make Welsh people proud,’ declares Kelly Jones. ‘We will be the first band to play the stadium and we love breaking in venues, even dating back to 1993, being the first band playing the Ivy Bush in Cwmaman!’

Stereophonics UK tour dates are:

March
Mon 1st NEWCASTLE, Arena
Tue 2nd GLASGOW, SECC
Wed 3rd GLASGOW, SECC
Fri 5th NOTTINGHAM, Arena
Sat 6th BIRMINGHAM, NIA
Sun 7th MANCHESTER, MEN
Tue 9th SHEFFIELD, Arena
Wed 10th LONDON, O2
Thu 11th LONDON, Wembley Arena

June
Saturday 5th – Headline Cardiff City Stadium

Stereophonics announce biggest gig in the UK.

Stereophonics

Stereophonics

Stereophonics will make history again this summer by playing the FIRST concert at the newly built, state of the art, Cardiff City stadium, on Saturday June 5th.  ‘We want to make it a day to make Welsh people proud,’ declares Kelly Jones. ‘We will be the first band to play the stadium and we love breaking in venues, even dating back to 1993, being the first band playing the Ivy Bush in Cwmaman!’

The show, which is set to be one of the new decade’s biggest in the UK, will be another in a long line of spectacular outdoor events from the band in their homeland following on from:

June 1998: Cardiff Castle
July 1999: Morfa Stadium
April 2001: Millennium Stadium
December 2003: Millennium Stadium
September 2009: Cardiff Castle

Stereophonics have also played a record-breaking 13 previous sell out shows at the Cardiff International Arena.’It’s going to be a Welsh summer celebration, giving something back to the people of the valleys, towns and cities, says Kelly. ‘For us, it’s the icing on the cake of our sold out world tour!’  The 32,000-seater Cardiff City stadium is normally home to Cardiff’s football and rugby teams, as well as being used by the Welsh national football side. In the summer of 2010 it will be home to one of Britain’s finest, Stereophonics. Across the rest of the UK, Stereophonics resume touring duties when they head out on their eagerly anticipated 9-date Arena Tour in March with their acclaimed new studio album ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’. Initially planned to be a 7-date run, extra dates were added in Glasgow (March 2nd) and Wembley (March 11th) due to overwhelming demand. The next cut from the record is their instantly memorable single ‘Could You Be The One’ out February 15th. Stereophonics are – Kelly Jones (Songwriter, Vocals, Guitars), Richard Jones (Bass), Javier Weyler (Drums) and Adam Zindani (Guitars).

Stereophonics UK tour dates are:

March
Mon 1st NEWCASTLE, Arena
Tue 2nd GLASGOW, SECC
Wed 3rd GLASGOW, SECC
Fri 5th NOTTINGHAM, Arena
Sat 6th BIRMINGHAM, NIA
Sun 7th MANCHESTER, MEN
Tue 9th SHEFFIELD, Arena
Wed 10th LONDON, O2
Thu 11th LONDON, Wembley Arena

June
Sat 5th CARDIFF, Stadium

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