Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones announces new solo tour

"The tour is about overcoming things and moving on from obstacles and building strength from that"

Kelly Jones is heading out on tour again in his solo guise.

The Stereophonics frontman, who released his debut album ‘Only the Names Have Been Changed’ in 2007, will kick things off in Edinburgh on June 1 and close the tour in Nottingham on July 3.

Fans are promised a set filled with 22 years’ of Stereophonics music as well as Jones’ solo material.

Jones said: “I’ll be performing some old songs, lots of songs I don’t normally do, some new songs, songs that have inspired me and stories that have inspired me. The tour is about overcoming things and moving on from obstacles and building strength from that. I am looking forward to performing with some new musicians and creating some beautiful moments.”

Tickets go on sale from 10am this Friday, 29 March.

Kelly Jones tour dates 2019:

JUNE

1 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
8 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
10 – Brighton Dome
16 – Eventim Apollo, London

JULY

1– Birmingham Symphony Hall
3 – Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Jones hasn’t released a solo album in more than a decade. His last record with Stereophonics 2017’s ‘Scream Above the Sounds’.

The band shared a new song called ‘Chaos From The Top Down’ last month, a standalone single sung from the perspective of a 15-year-old boy who’s just been shot.

Speaking to NME about the track, Jones explained “also touches on the tags and labels that have been stuck on [the boy].

“The stereotypes and clichés that were placed on him. It’s based on a true story that happened just outside my street. It’s happening everywhere. I’ve always written about what’s going on around me or within me since ‘Local Boy In The Photograph’ in 1996.”