Stereophonics' Kelly Jones talks new Oochya! album and tour dates with Chris Moyles

6 September 2021, 19:48

Chris Moyles and Sterephonics' Kelly Jones
Chris Moyles and Sterephonics' Kelly Jones talk about the band's new album and live shows. Picture: Radio X

By Jenny Mensah

The Stereophonics frontman came into The Chris Moyles Show this morning to talk about the band's new album and their upcoming live dates.

This Monday (6 September) saw Stereophonics announce the details of not only their new album, but a new single and tour dates.

Oochya! - which is set for release on 4 March 2022 - includes the belter of a lead single, Hanging On Your Hinges, which the band also shared today.

Speaking to Chris Moyles about the making of their new record, frontman Kelly Jones explained: "We were going to bring out a 25 year anniversary compilation thing and do a couple of new songs, and then we started looking through the hard drives and stuff like that for some new songs and I found loads of them and then we started working on some bits and before we knew it we had a double album of new stuff."

He added: "So it's a bit like a 'best of' of all the songs you've never heard before."

On top of that, the Welsh rockers have announced special homecoming end of year show at Cardiff Principality Stadium, plus a full UK tour for 2022.

Talking about their huge homecoming show, which will include very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen, the frontman said: "During the Euros I was going round to Tom Jones' house to watch the football... All the Welsh games, me and him, so I thought I'd ring up Tom to ask would he like to come to play the football stadium with us. He said, 'Oh I'd love to, yeah'"

The 47-year-old rocker added: "Because we felt like everybody in Wales and everywhere else really has been locked up for so long, we thought what better way to do some celebration at the end of the year with Tom and we thought we'd ask Catfish And The Bottlemen as they've got a little bit of Welsh heritage as well and that's what we're doing".

He then teased the band might even do some other shows in December leading up to the big date, so watch this space!

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See Stereophonics 2021 UK tour dates

  • 18 December Cardiff Principality Stadium (with very special guests Tom Jones and Catfish and the Bottlemen)

Stereophonics 2022 UK tour dates

  • 18 March Manchester AO Arena
  • 20 March Aberdeen P&J Live
  • 21 March Glasgow The SSE Hydro
  • 23 March Leeds First Direct Arena
  • 24 March Newcastle Utilita Arena
  • 26 March Brighton Centre
  • 27 March Bournemouth IC
  • 29 March Liverpool M&S Bank Arena
  • 30 March Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
  • 01 April London The O2
  • 02 April Birmingham Resorts World Arena

For now, tickets for the announced dates go on sale on Friday 10 September at 9am via Ticketmaster and GigsAndTours

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