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The foot and mouth crisis forces the band make the change...

STEREOPHONICS have confirmed this afternoon (April 18) that their ‘DAY AT THE RACES’ show at CHEPSTOW has been moved to CARDIFF MILLENNIUM STADIUM because of the foot and mouth crisis.

The show will still take place on July 21 as planned, and the preceding ‘Day At The Races’ show at Donington Park on July 14 is unaffected. Details of ticket upgrades to reserved seating, exchanges or refunds follow.

The band, whose album ‘Just Enough Education To Perform’ is at Number One, issued a statement saying: “We are naturally very disappointed that we have had to move the event but with the continuing progress of foot and mouth it became clear that bringing

60,000 people to a rural area was not in the best interests of the farming communities. The Millennium Stadium is a fantastic venue which we have always wanted to play, it will be a great day!”

Ash and Black Crowes support, and more acts are to be announced.

NME.COM previously revealed that the band were considering the move.

Those who have already booked a ticket for the Chepstow show will be able to take advantage of an exclusive booking period from today (April 18) until close of business on April 20 to upgrade or exchange their existing Chepstow voucher for a reserved seating place through their point of purchase.

Chepstow vouchers will be valid for pitch standing and pitch-side seating without any exchange and tickets will be issued shortly to voucher holders. Refunds are also available from point of purchase for those unable to attend the relocated date.

As there are no camping facilities at the Millennium Stadium, refunds for camping vouchers are also available from the individual’s point of purchase.

Ticket for the relocated show will be available from 9am (GMT) on Saturday April 21, through the following outlets, priced #30 for reserved seating (mid tier),

#25 for reserved seating (upper tier) and for pitch standing and unreserved seats (pitchside) subject to booking fee.

You can purchase tickets from from the NME.COM ticketline [url=]click here…, or ring the NME 24-hour Ticketline on 0870 1 663663. Calls are charged at national standard rate.

The band appear at the MTV Five Night Stand at Hackney Ocean tonight (April 18) along with Starsailor and Feeder.