STONE announce new UK tour dates alongside new single ‘Stupid’

STONE announce new UK tour dates alongside new single 'Stupid'
Photo Credit: Charlie Harris

STONE share a new single ‘Stupid’ today, another fierce and roguish offering from the rising Liverpool four-piece, accompanied by an appropriately chaotic music video. STONE have already sold out their debut national headline tour set to kick off this weekend, which includes a 500 capacity show in their hometown.

They have now announced a second headline tour for May, which will see them take on larger venues and new cities across the country, before appearing at Summer Festivals including Boardmasters, full dates below. STONE were recently named as part of the NME 100 for 2022 and were invited by Yungblud to join his national tour late last year, amassing a legion of new fans off the back of their dynamic live show.

Of the new single, the band commented, “Stupid was captured during a period of time when we felt torn between being a child and an adult. The lyrics go deep into the youthful angst of growing up. We’ve backed this with a wall of sound and a guitar riff that almost sounds like an alarm siren letting you know how real everything is getting. The lyrics are sarcastic at times and we wanted the melody of the guitar and bass to have a groove to pace the song out. We wanted the song to feel uneasy and exciting at the same time.”

Watch the video for ‘Stupid’ – BELOW:

‘Stupid’ follows STONE’s previous single ‘Let’s Dance To The Real Thing’, which premiered via Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, and was championed by the likes of Clara Amfo and Jack Saunders on BBC Radio 1. The band toured alongside The Blinders and Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, and appeared at festivals including Live At Leeds, Liverpool Sound City, as well as explosive appearances as Reading & Leeds Festivals, as captured by BBC Introducing here.

STONE are Fin Power (vocals/guitar), Sarah Surrage (bass), Elliot Gill (lead guitar) and Alex Smith (drums).​ Like many new young bands, STONE’s introduction to the scene has been less than conventional. Dropping their first track ‘Leave It Out’ shortly before national lockdown, STONE’s rite-of-passage experience of playing live shows was cut short, and their following single ‘Fuse’ emerged directly from that sense of stagnancy and restlessness. Despite this, STONE have quickly built a name for themselves in the North West scene, with the coming live dates set to make further waves across the UK.

Tickets here

STONE – February headline tour 2022
12 Feb | Glasgow | Poetry Club SWG3 *SOLD OUT*
13 Feb | Bristol | Louisiana *SOLD OUT*
14 Feb | London | The Camden Assembly *SOLD OUT*
15 Feb | Birmingham | The Sunflower Lounge *SOLD OUT*
17 Feb | Manchester | Deaf Institute *SOLD OUT*
18 Feb | Liverpool | Arts Club Theatre *SOLD OUT*
20 Feb | Leeds | Brudenell Social Club – Community Room *SOLD OUT*

STONE – May headline tour 2022
20 May | Manchester | Gorilla
21 May | Glasgow | King Tuts
22 May | Sheffield | Leadmill 2
24 May | Newcastle | The Cluny 2
25 May | Birmingham | O2 Institute 3
26 May | Bristol | Exchange


14 April | Birmingham | O2 Institute – supporting The Reytons
15 April | Hull | Asylum – supporting The Reytons
16 April | Stockton | Stockton Calling Festival
21 April | Oxford | O2 Academy 2 – supporting The Reytons
22 April | Bournemouth | Old Fire Station – supporting The Reytons
23 April | Brighton | Concorde 2 – supporting The Reytons
29 April | London | O2 Academy Islington – supporting The Reytons
13 May | Sheffield | Magna – supporting The Reytons
29 May | Norwich | Neck of the Woods Festival
30 July | Kendal | Kendal Calling Festival
14 August | Newquay | Boardmasters

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