Stereophonics To Release "Pull The Pin" And Greatest Hits

posted September 3, 2008

Stereophonics To Release "Pull The Pin" And Greatest Hits

Over the past eleven years, the Stereophonics (Kelly Jones, Richard Jones and Javier Weyler) have released six smash albums, scored twenty-one Top 20 hits and eleven Top 5 hits in the UK, racked up multi-million sales and toured relentlessly all over the world. This fall, the Stereophonics will return in a huge way to make their mark on US audiences. The band’s first ever Greatest Hits album titled: Decade In The Sun: The Best Of Stereophonics will be released on November 18th and will contain twenty of the band’s biggest hits.

Prior to the arrival of Decade In The Sun, Stereophonics will release their latest album, Pull The Pin, here in the US on September 9th while launching their first US tour in three years four days earlier on September 5th in Boston.

Pull The Pin, their first new release in America since 2005, is the band’s sixth studio album. Written by Kelly Jones and featuring the impressive lead single “It Means Nothing” the album combines the band’s rockiest and most melodic aspects in one blazing LP that comes out fighting on all fronts. A 12-track tour de force, it has already been called one of the definitive albums of their incredible decade plus career.

With the collapse of their US record company V2 America in 2006, Stereophonics and Universal Music Group are re-releasing their entire studio back catalog on the band's imprint Vox Populi via Fontana/Universal this fall.

All five of the band’s previous studio albums (Word Gets Around, Performance & Cocktails, Just Enough Education to Perform, You Gotta Go There to Come Back & Language, Sex, Violence, Other? will now all be made available again on November 4th. Kelly Jones first and only solo album Only The Names Have Been Changed will also be released for the first time in the US on that date as well.

The Stereophonics will also return to these shores to celebrate their entire career with their first North American tour since 2005. Beginning in Boston on September 5th, the twelve city tour includes performances at Toronto’s Virgin Music Festival, Webster Hall in New York and the Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.

Sept 5th Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Sept 7th Toronto, ON Virgin Festival
Sept 8th Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
Sept 9th New York, NY Webster Hall
Sept 11th Washington D.C. 9:30 Club
Sept 12th Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small Theatre
Sept 13th Chicago, IL The Metro
Sept 16th Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theatre
Sept 17th San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sept 19th Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Sept 20th Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Sept 21st Seattle, WA Showbox (Market)

Stereophonics US Release Schedule
September 9th
Pull The Pin

November 4th
Word Gets Around
Performance & Cocktails
Just Enough Education to Perform
You Gotta Go There to Come Back
Language, Sex, Violence, Other
Only The Names Have Been Changed (Kelly Jones Solo Album)

November 18th
Decade In The Sun: The Best Of Stereophonics

Audio: Stereophonics - "My Friends" (Zip file)


  1. Soldiers Make Good Targets
  2. Pass The Buck
  3. It Means Nothing
  4. Bank Holiday Monday
  5. Daisly Lane
  6. Stone
  7. My Friends
  8. I Could Lose Ya
  9. Bright Red Star
  10. Lady Luck
  11. Crush
  12. Drowning