Popular musician and lead singer of Welsh rock band Stereophonics Kelly Jones has announced a mini solo tour ahead of the release of his brand new studio album. Kelly, 49, has confirmed he'll be heading to Cardiff, as well as Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and London's Alexandra Palace Theatre for just a dozen "intimate" live shows this May.

The Cwmaman-born superstar will perform two shows per day and is set to perform every track from his upcoming album, Inevitable Incredible, which he recorded with just a studio engineer and technician in a remote studio in Norway,

Confirming details of the upcoming shows, a spokesperson for Kelly Jones' tour said: "Following the news of his recently announced solo album, Kelly Jones has today shared details of a five city May 2024 UK tour, which will see him perform twelve intimate live shows. The performances will coincide with the release of his brand-new solo studio album ‘Inevitable Incredible’, released on Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd on May, 3. The tour will see Kelly perform in Birmingham, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester and in London at the iconic Alexandra Palace Theatre (on May 9).

"The ‘Inevitable Incredible’ shows will see the singer-songwriter perform the eponymous forthcoming album in its entirety, with two performances per evening. This will be fans' first time to experience the album in the live setting following release." Find out about the latest events in Wales by signing up to our What's On newsletter here

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Last week, Kelly shared the new music video for the title track of the album - you can watch it online here. And earlier this month, he told NME that he wants to "make music like filmmakers make films".

Explaining how the album came about, he added: "From around October through to December of 2022 at around 7.30pm after reading my youngest of four children a superhero story, I was drawn to the piano. Some melodies would arrive. Melody is magic. There's nothing, then there’s something. Then the black 'n red notebook before me would start to get filled with words.

"I’d record them onto my phone. I’d read back the pages of handwritten scribbles, not entirely knowing where the words had come from. Then I’d feel emotional. Sometimes even upset. Something had to move through me. One song turned to around ten. Christmas came and went and then I decided I should try and record these somewhere. Somewhere quiet and isolated and pretty much alone. I didn’t plan to write an album. It wrote me." You can read Kelly Jones' full interview with NME here.

Kelly Jones tour dates, May 2024

Kelly will perform two shows on each date: 7pm and 9pm

Sunday, May 5 - Birmingham Town Hall

Tuesday, May 7 - Glasgow City Halls

Thursday, May 9 - London Alexandra Palace Theatre

Monday, May 13 - Cardiff The Gate

Tuesday, May 14 - Cardiff The Gate

Friday, May 17 - Manchester Aviva Studios

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