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The band say there isn't an indoor venue big anough to accomodate them in their home country - so are urging fans to buy tickets for their forthcoming gig at Cardiff Millennium Stadium...

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are to leave Wales off their winter tour schedule because they don’t consider there is a venue big enough to accommodate them in their home country.

The Cwmaman band, who have not yet sold out their Cardiff Millennium Stadium home date on July 21, are planning to tour again at Christmas. But drummer Stuart Cable has confirmed to Welsh journalists that they will not return to

Wales “for at least 12 months”.

He told the South Wales Echo: “We are going to do a British arena tour at the end of this year but we are not coming to Wales as there is nowhere to play between a stadium and the Cardiff International Arena – nowhere that holds around 15,000.

“We do not want to do the CIA again for a while because we have played there five years in a row now.

“Next summer, we will be playing festivals and the year after we will be making another record. To be honest, this will be our only show in Wales for at least 12 months.

“I don’t know when people will get to see us again in Wales – so buy your tickets for the Millennium Stadium now.”

Manic Street Preachers, Bon Jovi and Tina Turner have each played to full houses at the Cardiff stadium since it was opened in 1999, and Robbie Williams has sold out two nights on July 14 and 15.

Rumours abound in South Wales that promoters are planning to rearrange the interior of the stadium for the Stereophonics gig, to reduce the overall capacity from 72,000 to 45,000.