Stereophonics change tour plans

Welsh rock giants Stereophonics are returning in July for their first Australian tour since 2010 and have been forced to add an extra date to the trip to meet the demand.

Having sold out gigs in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Stereophonics have now added a second show in Melbourne which means they’ve had to shift the date of their show in Perth. The Perth gig previously scheduled for Tuesday, July 23 will now be held on Thursday, July 25.

The band will be touring in support of their recently released eighth album Graffiti on the Train. The album was inspired by a screenplay written by frontman Kelly Jones and written during a self-imposed ban on touring.

The band have 21 years and eight albums to draw on, so expect to hears hit singles such as ‘Dakota’, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, ‘Have A Nice Day’, ‘Superman’, ‘Pick A Part That’s New’ and ‘Mr. Writer’, as well as a sprinkling of new material. The band’s most recent Australian show – The Hi-Fi in Brisbane in April 2010 – was described by FL as “energetic and entertaining … lasting over 90 minutes and packed with a range of songs from 1992’s Word Gets Around to 2009’s Keep Calm and Carry On ”.

In a thick Welsh accent, Stereophonics bassist Richard Jones recently spoke to FL about listening to Steve Martin, being inspired by Nick Cave and deciding to leave their label V2.

Stereophonics tour dates:

Thursday, July 18 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney Sold Out

Friday, July 19 – The Hi-Fi Bar, Brisbane Sold Out

Sunday, July 21 – The Palace, Melbourne Sold Out

Tuesday, July 23 – The Palace, Melbourne

Thursday, July 25 – Metro City, Perth (date changed)

Tickets for the new Melbourne show on sale midday Friday, July 5.