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June 1, 2018

  • Manic Street Preachers will play House Festival at Kenwood House, London in aid of UNICEF on Thursday 5th July 2018‬


May 28, 2018

  • Manic Street Preachers will play Mexico for the first time as part of the line up of Corona Capital on 17-18th November 2018 at Hermanos Rodriguez Autodrome, Mexico City. Pre-sale for tickets begins on Tuesday June 5th and the general sale Thursday June 7th 2018.


May 2, 2018


 
Featured Article

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The Art Of Falling Apart - Mojo, February 2002


On February 1, 1995, Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Six years on, Stuart Bailie looks at the extraordinary life and strange disappearance of rock's most famous missing person.

It is mid-April, 1994. The Manic Street Preachers have almost finished their third album and are in the midst of a photo session on London's Fulham Road. Richey Edwards, who has authored many of the new songs, passes some spare time by filling in a questionnaire for a regional magazine. The second answer concerns the issue of suicide, wanting to know if Richey has given it some thought lately. Apparently not. "Never have," Richey writes. "Self-mutilation is a very different issue to suicide. It is a controlled pain personal to you, allowing you to live/exist to some degree."

These are the questions that Richey has routinely answered for the past three years, ever since his habit of self-laceration became public. The interest has been quickened by the recent suicide of Kurt Cobain. Richey-watchers also understand that he is mourning the death of his co-manager Philip Hall. The Manics played a charity tribute for him in London in March, bringing Bernard Butler, late of Suede, on for a few songs at the Clapham Grand. What isn't generally known is the fact that a college friend, Nigel, has just taken his own life. Richey's mood is blackened further by the fact that his old dog, Snoopy, is going blind and is losing control of his back legs. Edwards is also depressed by the growing trend of historical revisionism. He even makes a point that Schindler's List is dangerous in its attempts to "humanise" the Holocaust. (more...)

On This Day

June 18:



Featured Video


📻 12/04/18 Absolute Radio Session

Diary


📻 Mon 16th April 2018 - Virgin Radio - Sam & Amy - 6am
✍🏻 Mon 16th April 2018 - Signing at Cardiff HMV - 5pm

📻 Tue 17th April 2018 - BBC Radio 5 Live - Afternoon Edition - 1pm
📻 Tue 17th April 2018 - BBC Radio 2 - Jo Whiley - 8pm

📺 Sun 22nd April 2018 - Channel 4 - Sunday Brunch - 9:30am

Tour Dates

April
Sat 14/04/2018 London Rough Trade East FD Forum Thread
Mon 23/04/2018 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena FD Forum Thread
Wed 25/04/2018 Glasgow SSE Hydro FD Forum Thread
Fri 27/04/2018 Birmingham Arena FD Forum Thread
Sat 28/04/2018 Manchester Arena FD Forum Thread
May
Tue 01/05/2018 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena FD Forum Thread
Wed 02/05/2018 Leeds First Direct Arena FD Forum Thread
Fri 04/05/2018 London Wembley SSE Arena FD Forum Thread
Sat 05/05/2018 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena FD Forum Thread
Fri 25/05/2018 The Biggest Weekend Belfast FD Forum Thread
June
Sun 03/06/2018 Berlin Olympiastadion FD Forum Thread
Wed 06/06/2018 Odense Dyrskuepladsen FD Forum Thread
Tue 12/06/2018 Gelsenkirchen VELTINS-Arena FD Forum Thread
Fri 15/06/2018 Sataman Yö Festival FD Forum Thread
Tue 19/06/2018 London Southbank Centre FD Forum Thread
Sun 24/06/2018 Isle Of Wight Festival FD Forum Thread
Sat 30/06/2018 4ever Valencia Fest FD Forum Thread
July
Thu 05/07/2018 House Festival FD Forum Thread
Sat 21/07/2018 Penn Festival FD Forum Thread
Fri 27/07/2018 Y Not Festival FD Forum Thread
August
Fri 10/08/2018 Lokerse Feesten FD Forum Thread
Sat 11/08/2018 Festival Interceltique Lorient FD Forum Thread
Fri 17/08/2018 RiZE Festival FD Forum Thread
Sat 18/08/2018 Beautiful Days Festival FD Forum Thread
September
Sun 09/09/2018 London Hyde Park FD Forum Thread
November
Sat 17/11/2018 Corona Capital Festival FD Forum Thread

Acknowledgements

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