Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics Credit: Shutterstock
Stereophonics have announced a new album as they celebrate their 25th anniversary - along with a tour which will bring them to the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool at the end of March.
The Welsh rock band, who signed their record deal in 1996, have released the first track, titled Hanging On Your Hinges, from their forthcoming 12th album Oochya!, which will be released on March 4 next year.
When are tickets out?
Tickets go on sale from 9am on Friday 10 September from the Stereophonics website here.
They will also play a one-off Christmas concert, called We’ll Keep A Welcome, at the Cardiff Principality Stadium, alongside special guests Tom Jones and Catfish And The Bottlemen, on December 18 - along with the following dates:
March 18 - AO Arena - Manchester,
March 20 - P&J Live - Aberdeen
March 21 - The SSE Hydro - Glasgow
March 23 - First Direct Arena - Leeds
March 24 - Utilita Arena - Newcastle
March 26 - The Brighton Centre - Brighton
March 27 - Bournemouth International Centre - Bournemouth
March 29 - M&S Bank Arena - Liverpool
March 30 - Motorpoint Arena - Nottingham
April 01 - The O2 - London
April 02 - Resorts World Arena - Birmingham
What do the band say about their new album?
Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones said: “Hanging On Your Hinges was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff like Masters Of Reality and maybe some Iggy Pop too and probably nods back to Bartender & The Thief.
“It’s the song on this album that says Oochya! more than anything else, so it’s something we wanted the fans to hear first.
“Having done some really emotionally lead and introspective songs on the last album (Kind), we decided to come back with a bang this time, give the fans something to get a little loose to.