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 Manchester Arena on their first night.
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.
To mark the occasion, they will play an 11-date tour of the UK.
The first date will be at Manchester AO Arena on 18 March 2022.
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 more dates in March in Liverpool, Glasgow, Newcastle and other UK venues.
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.
“The album title (Oochya!) was always a saying me and the band used in the studio to mean ‘let’s have it’, a blast of energy and optimism and that’s what we wanted to get across with Hinges.”