The Welsh rockers head for the places other bands don't normally go...

STEREOPHONICS have announced they will play five intimate venues around the UK in May and June to coincide with the release of their new album ‘YOU GOTTA GO THERE TO COME BACK’.

The Welsh three-piece will play the shows from May 26 to June 1 and have assured fans they will be playing a mixture of small and large UK towns.

Full details of the five shows will be revealed on the band’s website, [url=], on April 28.

The band will set off on a previously announced 12-date UK arena tour during November and December, beginning at Newcastle Arena on November 8, concluding with a huge ‘hometown’ show in Cardiff on December 20.

The shows are at:

Newcastle Arena (November 8)

Sheffield Arena (9)

Hull Arena (10)

Exeter Westpoint Arena (12)

Plymouth Pavilions (13)

Nottingham Arena (15)

Birmingham NEC (16)

Manchester Evening News Arena (19)

Glasgow SECC (22)

Aberdeen AECC (24)

London Earls Court (December 16)

Cardiff Millennium Stadium (20)

To buy tickets, [url=]click here or call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663.

Stereophonics will release their new single ‘Madame Helga’ on May 19.

‘You’ve Gotta Go There To Come Back’ will follow on June 2.