Stereophonics to play Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in November


Stereophonics have announced that they are set to perform at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this November.

The Welsh rockers, who released their ninth studio album earlier this month, will perform in the capital on November 28. The gig will act as a ‘warm up’ for their full UK tour in December, during which they are set to play to 13,000 fans at The SSE Hydro in Glasgow and to an audience of 20,000 people at London’s O2 Arena.

The 2,900-capacity gig at the Usher Hall will give Scots fans the chance to see the band perform in a more intimate venue than usual. It will follow their triumphant return to T in the Park festival earlier this year, during which they performed on the Main Stage ahead of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds.

When announcing the show on their Facebook page, the band explained: “These will be your only chances to see us play venues this small, this year. We can’t wait to get out there playing songs from our brand new album Keep the Village Alive for you all.”

They will also play ‘warm up’ shows at Liverpool’s Guild of Students on November 26 and at Nottingham’s Rock City on November 27.

Since the release of their debut album, Word Gets Around, in 1997, Stereophonics have enjoyed consistent mainstream success. Their biggest hits include Dakota, Local Boy In The Photograph, Just Looking and Pick A Part That’s New. Their latest album, Keep The Village Alive, was produced by frontman Kelly Jones and Jim Lowe.

The chart-topping band haven’t performed in Edinburgh since they played a sold-out show at the Usher Hall back in March 2013 in support of their Graffiti On The Train album.

Tickets for Stereophonics gig at the Usher Hall are on sale now, exclusively on their website. To buy yours, visit http://tickets.stereophonics.com

Words: Amy Anderson