Stereophonics tour 2018: the complete guide and UK dates
Staff writer - April 24, 2018

Stereophonics tour 2018: the complete guide and UK dates

UPDATE: Stereophonics add Liverpool date

Welsh rockers Stereophonics are back with new album ‘Scream Above the Sounds’ and a huge world tour including UK and Europe dates.

The ‘Handbags and Gladrags’ hitmakers are set to play shows all over the UK including London, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Dublin and Glasgow.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Stereophonics tour 2018…

Stereophonics tour - UK/Europe dates and setlist

The first half of 2018 is set to be a busy one for Stereophonics, who will be playing 26 dates across the UK and Europe.

 Here’s the full list of UK and and Europe festival dates for the Stereophonics tour 2018.

  • Liverpool, Echo Arena (UK) - May 30 (NEW)
  • Wrexham Racecource Ground (UK) - June 2
  • Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (UK) - June 9
  • Milan, I-Days 2018 (Italy) - June 22
  • Glasgow, TRNSMT Festival 2018 (UK) - June 29
  • Werchter, Rock Werchter (Belgium) - July 7
  • Scarborough, Open Air Theatre (UK) - July 19
  • Sheffield, Tramlines 2018 (UK) - July 20
  • Paris, Lollapalooza 2018 (UK) - July 22
  • RiZE Festival 2018, Chelmsford (UK) - August 18

Stereophonics join an impressive lineup of British bands touring the UK in 2018, including Queen + Adam Lambert, Liam Gallagher and Def Leppard.

Stereophonics made a number of festival and TV appearances in 2017, giving us an idea of what the setlist for the UK concerts might look like (although it’s likely to include more tracks from the new album ‘Scream Above the Sounds’).

  1. C'est La Vie
  2. I Wanna Get Lost With You
  3. Caught by the Wind
  4. Have a Nice Day
  5. Catacomb
  6. I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
  7. Maybe Tomorrow
  8. White Lies
  9. Looks Like Chaplin
  10. Mr and Mrs Smith
  11. Sunny
  12. Highway to Hell / Paranoid / Gimme All Your Lovin' / Dancing in the Dark / Rock and Roll (covers)
  13. Mr Writer
  14. Local Boy in the Photograph
  15. All in One Night
  16. Just Looking
  17. Indian Summer
  18. Graffiti on the Train
  19. A Thousand Trees
  20. The Bartender and the Thief
  21. Step On My Old Size Nines
  22. Been Caught Cheating
  23. Dakota

This is Stereophonics' first tour since 2016’s ‘Keep the Summer Alive Tour’.

On top of their arena tour, Stereophonics have also been confirmed at UK festivals TRNSMTRiZE and Tramlines.

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New Stereophonics album ‘Scream Above the Sounds’

Stereophonics’ 10th studio album 'Scream Above The Sounds' was released on October 27, 2017.

It came hot on the heels of the band’s ninth album in order to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Stereophonics' first record ‘Word Gets Around’ (the band preferred the idea of releasing a new album to another compilation).

The album went to number two in the UK and number one in Scotland.

In an interview with NME, lead singer Kelly Jones said he was excited about the new sound of their latest effort.

He said, “It’s a pretty big sounding record, as in it’s pretty anthemic. It’s got a lot of different sounds. There are ten songs on the album and they all sound different from each other.”

The lead single ‘All In One Night’ was released in July at the same time as the album’s official announcement. The music video has over 1.4 million views on YouTube.

The next single was ‘Caught by the Wind’, which is the opening track on the album and harkens back to Stereophonics' anthemic pop-rock roots.

Before Anyone Knew Our Name’ was released as the album’s third single. Fans believe the song was written about former drummer Stuart Cable - who passed away in 2010 - leaving RIP tributes in the YouTube comments section.

MORE: Get ready for the hottest UK music tours in 2018

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