Stereophonics w/Tour, Album, Reissues

 

Sixth studio album Pull The Pin arrives Sept. 9.

By Blurt
Staff

 

Over the
past eleven years, the Stereophonics (Kelly Jones, Richard Jones and Javier Weyler)
have released five smash albums, scored twenty-one Top 20 hits and eleven Top 5
hits in the UK,
racked up multi-million sales and toured relentlessly all over the world. 
On September 9th, Stereophonics will release their latest album, Pull The Pin, here
in the U.S.

 

Pull The
Pin
, their first
new release in America
since 2005, is the band’s sixth studio album. Written by Kelly Jones and
featuring the impressive lead single “It Means Nothing” the album combines the
band’s rockiest and most melodic aspects in one blazing LP that comes out
fighting on all fronts. A 12-track tour de force, it
has already been called one of the definitive albums of their incredible decade
plus career.

 

Produced
by Kelly and Jim Lowe
(Foo
Fighters, Manic Street Preachers) and mixed by Spike
Stent,
(U2, Depeche Mode and Massive Attack) the album is instantaneous and razor-sharp, “In these times –
when you can download a track before it’s even released – one song can’t be
weaker than another, you have to make ’em all stand their own ground,”
enthuses Kelly Jones.

 

“I wanted
to say something on this record, to start making story songs again – but with
everything I’ve learnt in the past ten years. It was not to make a political
comment, but just to observe what was going on around me in working class, real
environments.  I think we’ve achieved the best parts of the band over the
last ten years on this one record,”

 

“When you
have been in a band so long, you tend to know what the next step is going to be
before it happens,” commented bassist Richard Jones. “We trust each other,
we’re all on the same page. We all just went in and played, and it was like
going with the flow.”

 

With the
collapse of their US
record company V2 America, Stereophonics and Universal Music Group have decided
to re-release their entire studio back catalogue through the band’s imprint Vox
Populi (Fontana/Universal) this fall.

 

All five of
the band’s pervious studio albums (Word Gets Around, Performance
& Cocktails
, Just
Enough Education to Perform
, You Gotta Go There to Come Back &
Language, Sex, Violence, Other?
will be made available again during September
and October. Kelly Jones first and only solo album Only The Names Have Been
Changed
will also be released for the first time in the U.S. this
fall.  (See the full detailed release schedule below)

 

The Stereophonics will also return to
these shores to celebrate their entire career with their first North American
tour since 2005.  Beginning in Boston on
September 5th, the twelve city tour includes performances at Toronto’s Virgin
Music Festival
, Webster Hall in New York
and the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los
Angeles.

 

 

Stereophonics
2008 North American Tour Dates:

 

Sept 5th                       
Boston, MA                            
Paradise Rock Club

Sept 7th                       
Toronto,
ON                           
Virgin Festival

Sept 8th                       
Philadelphia, PA                      
Wold Café Live

Sept 9th                       
New York, NY                       
Webster Hall

Sept 11th                     
Washington D.C.                     
9:30 Club

Sept 12th                     
Pittsburgh, PA                         
Mr. Small Theatre

Sept 13th                     
Chicago, IL                             
The Metro

Sept 16th                     
Los Angeles, CA                     
Henry Fonda Theatre

Sept 17th                     
San Francisco, CA                  
Great American Music Hall

Sept 19th                     
Portland,
OR                           
Wonder Ballroom

Sept 20th                     
Vancouver, BC                       
Commodore Ballroom

Sept 21st                     
Seattle, WA                            
Showbox (Market)

 

 

 

Stereophonics
U.S.
Release Schedule:

 

September
9th

Pull The
Pin

 

September
23rd

Word
Gets Around
& Performance
& Cocktails

 

October
7th

Just
Enough Education to Perform
& You Gotta Go There to Come Back

 

October
21st

Language,
Sex, Violence, Other? & Only The Names Have Been Changed (Kelly Jones Solo
Album)

 

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