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December 12, 2018

  • James Dean Bradfield will play the Best Of Wales Gala in aid of Velindre as part of Wales Week in London on Friday 8th March 2019 at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square.‬ Tickets are on sale now


November 26, 2018

  • Manic Street Preachers will play Cardiff Castle on Saturday 29th June 2019 as part of their This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 20th Anniversary Tour. Tickets are priced £39.50 and go on sale at 9:30am, Friday 30th November 2018.


November 22, 2018

  • James Dean Bradfield will play a solo gig at Newbridge Memo on Wednesday 12th December 2018 to celebrate 10 years as a Velindre Patron. Tickets are £17.50 and will go on sale Friday 23rd November 2018 at 10 am via www.newbridgememo.co.uk or from the box office on 01495 243252


 
Featured Article

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How Green Is My Valley - Select, November 1998


Before Richey disappeared, Nicky Wire tried to quit the Manic Street Preachers, intending a quieter life. Ironically, he now has that life and the band. He also has an album-worth of unheard lyrics about Richey, revels in new depths to his Welsh identity and is never happier than when he's cleaning up dog hairs. This is the story of the new Manics album...

Three years ago, someone decided to leave the Manic Street Preachers. Tired of the corrosive grind of touring and a particularly spartan chain of European hotels, he surmised that his role within the group could only continue at the rather extortionate cost of his own sanity - and so that was that.

"We were touring ‘The Holy Bible’ in Europe with Suede," recalls Nicky Wire, "and it was probably the worst time I’ve ever experienced in my life. In some respects it was worse than when Richey actually disappeared, because he was on the verge of madness. (more...)

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Hold Me Like A Heaven

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📻 Fri 22nd June 2018 - Chris Evans Breakfast Show - BBC Radio 2 - 6:30am

📻 Sun 24th June 2018 - Isle Of Wight Festival Live - Absolute Radio - 8pm
📺 Sun 24th June 2018 - Isle Of Wight Festival - Sky Arts - 9pm

📻 Thu 28th June 2018 - Roadies - BBC Radio Wales

🖼️ Fri 14th September 2018 - Nicky Wire's Paintings & Polaroids exhibition opens at Tenby Museum & Gallery

Tour Dates

March
Friday 08/03/2019 London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square FD Forum Thread
May
Sunday 12/05/2019 Dublin Olympia FD Forum Thread
Tuesday 14/05/2019 Cambridge Corn Exchange FD Forum Thread
Wednesday 15/05/2019 Bath Forum FD Forum Thread
Friday 17/05/2019 London Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire FD Forum Thread
Saturday 18/05/2019 London Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire FD Forum Thread
Monday 20/05/2019 Manchester O2 Ritz FD Forum Thread
Tuesday 21/05/2019 Manchester O2 Ritz FD Forum Thread
Thursday 23/05/2019 Birmingham O2 Academy FD Forum Thread
Friday 24/05/2019 Southampton O2 Guildhall FD Forum Thread
Sunday 26/05/2019 Edinburgh Usher Hall FD Forum Thread
Monday 27/05/2019 York Barbican FD Forum Thread
Thursday 30/05/2019 Liverpool Eventim Olympia FD Forum Thread
Friday 31/05/2019 Leicester De Montford Hall FD Forum Thread
June
Saturday 15/06/2019 Dublin RDS Stadium FD Forum Thread
Sunday 16/06/2019 Dublin RDS Stadium FD Forum Thread
Wednesday 19/06/2019 Liverpool Anfield Stadium FD Forum Thread
Friday 21/06/2019 London Wembley Stadium FD Forum Thread
Sunday 23/06/2019 Coventry Ricoh Arena FD Forum Thread
Saturday 29/06/2019 Cardiff Castle FD Forum Thread
July
Friday 19/07/2019 Tramlines Festival FD Forum Thread
Saturday 20/07/2019 Splendour Festival FD Forum Thread
Saturday 27/07/2019 Kendal Calling FD Forum Thread
August
Saturday 17/08/2019 Hardwick Live Festival FD Forum Thread

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