Kelly Jones will dash from Cardiff to London…

STEREOPHONICS play two gigs in one day next week.

The band, who are currently enjoying their first ever UK Number One single with ‘Dakota’, celebrate the release of fifth album ‘Language, Sex, Violence, Other?’ on Monday (March 14) with appearances at two Virgin Megastores.

First, they arrive at the store in Cardiff at 8am to give fans the chance to be the first to own a signed copy of the album.

Then, they will race down to London for a signing and free performance at the Oxford Street store at 6pm. Tickets will be available from the store from 9am, and are limited to two per person.

The album is the band’s first since the departure of Stuart Cable and features new drummer Javier Weyler. Frontman Kelly Jones said: “The band is so positive right now, we’ve made the best record we possibly could.”

As previously revealed on NME.COM, the band have announced an arena tour.

The dates are:

Glasgow SECC (September 6)

Birmingham NIA (9)

Sheffield Hallam FM Arena (Sept 12)

Newcastle Metroradio Arena (13)

Nottingham Arena (14)

Manchester MEN Arena (16)

London Carling Apollo Hammersmith (19, 20, 21)

Cardiff International Arena (24, 25, 26)

To check ticket availability, [url=]go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.