Stereophonics return to Manchester in new tour

Sophie Parkin | 14th October 2019

The ‘Dakota’ hit band return with a bang. Stereophonics have finally announced details of a new spring 2020 UK Arena tour.


The tour kicks off on February 28th. With brand- new material, their well- known classics and masterful lyrics, the VIVA team are already excited for their Manchester date in March 2020.


The band are hitting the road with a 12 date show, for their ‘Kind’ tour, named after their forthcoming album. This tour is highly anticipated, with a break since their last show in 2018, fans were unsure we would see a return from the band, so this should be a big one.


With Kelly Jones’ trademark optimistic lyrics and rolling along on a wave of understated instrumentation, ‘Bust This Town’ is an emotive anthem for living for the moment, going with your instinct and never looking back. Speaking on the new single, Kelly says:


“‘Bust This Town’ is a song about escapism. Two lovers or friends or whoever you want to interpret them to be, finally find the courage to leave the small town they are stuck in and head on down the road breaking all the rules along the way. It’s the opener of Side 2 of the album, with a four on the floor beat it should be a strong resident in the upcoming tour dates”.


Recorded in 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 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 ‘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.


With unparalleled longevity and continued success, Stereophonics are a band woven into the fabric of popular music.


Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of the current music scene.


‘Kind’ is released on 25th October 2019 on Parlophone Records.



February 2020

28 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
29 – Birmingham, Arena Birmingham

March 2020

2 – Brighton, Centre
3 – Bournemouth, International Centre
6 – London, The O2
7 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
9 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
10 – Aberdeen, P & J Live Arena
11 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
13 – Manchester, Arena
14 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
15 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena


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