Stereophonics announce second Edinburgh Castle date

Welsh rockers Stereophonics have announced that they will play an additional gig at Edinburgh Castle on Saturday, July 16 after tickets to the first date sold out this morning.

The chart-topping band played a gig at the Usher Hall just as few weeks ago, so it’s a quick return for Kelly Jones and the boys, who, prior to that, hadn’t performed in Edinburgh since March 2013 in support of their Graffiti On The Train album.

Mark Mackie, director of Castle Concerts/Regular Music, said: “It is with real delight we are able to announce Stereophonics to play Edinburgh Castle this July.

“The band will be playing hits from their whole career as well as from their most recent number one album, Keep The Village Alive. It is sure to be a cracker of a night up there.”

Over the years, Edinburgh Castle has played host to many big name acts such as Rod Stewart, Blondie, Arcade Fire, Tom Jones, Leonard Cohen and Pink.

The band’s new album, written and produced by frontman Kelly Jones, follows the acclaimed 2013 platinum release Graffiti On The Train, which sold over 300,000 copies in the UK.

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.

Nick Finnigan, Edinburgh Castle’s executive manager, said: “We look forward to welcoming Stereophonics to the stage on Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade next summer, as they perform some of their most iconic hits, as part of 2016’s Castle Concerts line-up.”

Tickets cost £42.50 plus a booking fee and are available from Tickets Scotland Edinburgh, 08444 999990.

You can read our review of Stereophonics’ recent gig at the Usher Hall by clicking here