The Storys Announce Live Dates With Elton John
Elton John endorsed The Storys, have their self titled debut album released this week through Korova/Warners. The album was originally released independently and has a big Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young vibe to it.
They’re set to play live dates throughout April and have also been confirmed as the special guests on Elton John’s forthcoming 11-date stadium and arena tour.
Elton John has recommended The Storys saying that the band "have made a fantastic debut album, and I am really excited that they will be playing with me on tour".
The live dates are as follows:
04 - The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl
08 - The Prom, Bristol
18 - The Railway, Winchester
19 - Dingwalls, London
22 - The Point, Cardiff
23 - King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
24 - Late Rooms Manchester
25 - Glee Club, Birmingham
26 - The Maze, Nottingham
27 - Komedia, Brighton
20 - Theatre Ardudwy, Harlech
29 - MEN Arena, Manchester (*)
03 - The St Lawrence County Cricket Ground, Canterbury (*)
04 - The Valley, Charlton Athletic FC, London (*)
10 - Durham County Cricket Ground, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham (*)
11 - The County Cricket Ground, New Road, Worcester (*)
18 - The County Cricket Ground, Taunton (*)
21 - NEC Arena, Birmingham (*)
24 - Kassam Stadium, Oxford (*)
25 - Sussex County Cricket Ground, Hove (*)
27 - Arena, Nottingham (*)
01 - Fitness First Stadium, Bournemouth (*)
(*) - Supporting Elton John
More Info. on The Storys:
The Storys – who have been tipped for ‘Ones to Watch’ in 2006 – are a six piece band from South Wales. The bands material has a rootsy quality, with flavours of Southern California about it, similar to the sumptuous sounds of country rock harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young /Eagles.
The self-funded debut album was recorded in Wales with natural acoustics. It was released independently through Absolute Marketing & Distribution/ Universal Music in October 2005.The Daily Telegraph wrote that "...every track is a perfectly polished gem."
2006 sees them signed to legendary record label Korova/Warners. The band recorded their first live session for Bob Harris which has just been broadcast 'Maybe it is because of our shared Welsh background that the Storys music resonates with me so much. Wonderful songs, great playing and instinctively beautiful harmonies. The album is a gem' – says Bob Harris.'