Stone Foundation are very much a band on the rise and they have announced a 13 date UK tour beginning in Liverpool on the 15th October and including the already announced O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire show in London on the 27th October.

Following on from a phenomenal performance supporting Paul Weller at The Royal Albert Hall, Stone Foundation released their critically acclaimed new studio album Street Rituals on 31st March which reached number 25 in the UK album charts, number 2 in the indie chart and number 5 in the vinyl chart; a huge feat and testament to how far the band have progressed over the last few years.

Stone Foundation’s Neil Jones said; “Shepherd’s Bush Empire has staged some legendary and iconic gigs over the years, it’s always been one of my favourite venues to go and watch bands perform in. It’s really down to the bands amazing fans that we can announce our biggest headline gig to date. The love we’ve experienced over our new record Street Rituals has been truly heart-warming, we can’t wait to play it on a stage that has played host to Bowie, The Stones, Prince…I could go on. It’s going to be one of those really special evenings for the growing SF faithful as I know it will be for the band and we’ll be giving everything we have on stage to make it a night to remember”

The bands 4th studio album was produced by Paul Weller, who also features on all the tracks (piano, guitar and vocal including lead vocal on Your Balloon Is Rising). Having been hugely impressed by Stone Foundations previous endeavours, Paul personally contacted the band to propose the idea of working together, initially on one specific track, but having enjoyed the process so much, the resulting ten compositions on Street Rituals now all have musical input from Paul.

Elsewhere on the album there are stunning contributions from legendary soul singers William Bell, who lends his voice to Strange People, and the unmistakable tones of Bettye Lavette, providing the lead on Season of Change. The collaboration between Stone Foundation and these internationally celebrated artists cements the bands incredible reputation as one of the finest British Soul bands in existence.

TOUR DATES 2017

October

Date Venue
Sun 15th O2 Academy 2 Liverpool
Wed 18th O2 Academy 3 Birmingham
Thu 19th Oran Mor Glasgow
Fri 20th Riverside Newcastle
Sat 21st The Georgian Theatre Stockton-on-Tees
Sun 22nd Picturedrome Holmfirth
Tue 24th Fruit Hull
Wed 25th Glee Club Nottingham
Thu 26th The Globe Cardiff
Fri 27th O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire London

November

Date Venue
Wed 1st Fat Lil’s Witney
Thu 2nd Mr Kyps Bournemouth
Fri 3rd Chinnerys Southend

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