Extra show added due to unprecedented demand
10th September 2021, 1:45 pm By Principality Stadium
Due to phenomenal demand Stereophonics have added a second show at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium and will now perform on Friday 17 December as well as on Saturday 18 December – tickets for these two special shows “We’ll Keep A Welcome” are now on sale via myticket.co.uk/artists/stereophonics.
Their 2021 show will be a special end-of-year celebration not to be missed and marks a return to a venue, which Stereophonics have previously headlined in 2001 and 2003.
The multi-platinum four piece will be joined by very special guest Sir Tom Jones. It will be the first time that Sir Tom has performed at Principality Stadium and the first time that he has performed in Cardiff in over 10 years making it an extra special occasion and allowing fans a memorable night watching three generations of Welsh music royalty appear on the same line-up.
Welsh musical icon Sir Tom Jones, who is celebrating the recent release of his Number One album Surrounded By Time, will be taking to the Principality Stadium stage to mark his long-awaited return to his home country of South Wales. Says Sir Tom: I’ve been good friends with Stereophonics for over twenty years, and was delighted to be asked by Kelly to join them for these very special shows in a very special place. I can’t wait to be there to share a great night with you all! Sir Tom, who was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2005 for his services to music has sold over 100 million records worldwide, with 36 Top 40 hits in the UK and 19 in America including fan favourites ‘It’s Not Unusual’ and ‘What’s New Pussycat?’
Over the past two decades Stereophonics have played at some of the biggest venues to fans all across the globe, achieving seven number 1 albums, ten top-10 albums, 23 Platinum Sales Awards, 5 BRIT nominations and 1 BRIT Award win. Headlining arenas and festivals to legions of dedicated fans, and with 8.5 million albums sold in the UK alone, Stereophonics stand as undeniable giants of the current music scene.
Commenting on the show Kelly Jones said: “The Principality Stadium is the place I saw my first gig with all my older brothers watching the Rolling Stones in 1989 at the old Arms Park. I was about 14. Then we headlined it in 2001 and 2003. After almost two years of being locked down and families all having their own stories of stress and pressure and loss I wanted to give something to the Welsh people to feel good about. Something we can celebrate – music and singing along. So, I asked some good friends. Tom a man who has shared a stage with literally everyone in show business, I’ve had some of the best nights of my life with him and I’m sure this will be another! And I have always loved Catfish And The Bottlemen – Van has always been a big fan of us since he was a kid. There’s a welcome in the stadium for everyone, come raise a glass and make some memories.”
This week has also seen Stereophonics return with new music ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’. The song is the first to be unveiled from forthcoming album
‘Oochya!’, released on 4th March 2022 via Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd, available to pre-order now here.
As the band celebrate their 25th year, ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ (listen here) is a gloriously unshackled palette cleanser for fans ahead of the multifaceted, ‘Oochya!’. With distorted question-and-answer vocals and scuzzed up guitars, it’s a song that harks back to some of the band’s loudest moments, drawing on Kelly Jones’ love of garage rock. After 18 months of lockdown, ‘Hanging On Your Hinges’ is an optimistic yet defiant howl as the band get back to doing what they do best.
Four-piece Catfish And the Bottlemen, one of the UK’s biggest alternative rock bands, have re-ignited the post-pandemic live music scene with their summer 2021 headline appearances at Reading, Leeds and Neighbourhood festivals, as well as performing their biggest ever Welsh show at Singleton Park in Swansea earlier this month.
The band’s first album, ‘The Balcony’, achieved platinum status in the UK and included their platinum certified singles ‘Kathleen’ and ‘Cocoon’. This was soon followed by their second release, ‘The Ride’, which spawned live favourites ‘7’ and ‘Soundcheck’. And their highly acclaimed third album, ‘The Balance’, with another 4 singles including ‘Longshot’, another live favourite. This has cemented the band as one of the best live bands to come from UK this century. No other UK alternative rock band to emerge this decade has achieved such international acclaim and success.
Mark Williams, Principality Stadium Manager said, “I’m delighted with the positive reaction from the public to the concert in December and to be able to announce a second date due to demand. It shows that consumer confidence is growing and there’s a real appetite for live music.
Being able to host the biggest concert in Wales since 2019, headlined by Welsh music rock Royality; Stereophonics, Tom Jones and Catfish And The Bottlemen is phenomenal, and it will be wonderful to welcome music fans back into Principality Stadium.”
Ticket prices are £45, £65, £75, £85 (plus fees) and are on sale now via: myticket.co.uk/artists/stereophonics
Hospitality Lounge packages are available to purchase for this event at £325 +vat per person from Friday 10th September at 9am via wru.wales/VIP
For more information on the event and Principality Stadium covid protocols please refer to our online FAQs at principalitystadium.wales