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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


October 29, 2018

  • Manic Street Preachers will support Bon Jovi on their This House Is Not For Sale Tour arrives in the UK in June 2019. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday November 2nd.


 
Featured Article

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National Treasures - Q Magazine, November 2013


Twenty-five years after the release of their debut single, the Manics are as relevant as ever. Over 16 pages of exclusive access, they guide us through two decades of triumph and tragedy.

A Design For Life

How did four situationist punks from South Wales become one of the most important British rock bands? John Harris introduces our special...

What do the following people have in common: Stephen Hawking, Lenin, Shaun Ryder, Madonna, Lee Harvey Oswald, John Lennon, George Orwell, Morrissey, Johnny Marr, Richard Gere, Joan and Jackie Collins, Myra Hindley, the Duke of Cambridge, Richard Nixon, Pablo Picasso and Adolf Hitler?

Answer: they have all been mentioned in songs by Manic Street Preachers. It's a pretty good indication of some of the qualities that have always made them unique. A few other questions only underline the point. Who else could have written songs with such titles as (I Miss The) Tokyo Skyline, Motorcycle Emptiness, Elvis Impersonator: Blackpool Pier, (It's Nat War) Just The End Of Love and The Intense Humming Of Evil? Is there other rock group whose catalogue contains a piece of punk rage as furious as Motown Junk, a Number 1 hit as elegant and poised as If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, or a pop song as perfect as Your Love Alone Is Not Enough? And how many of their early peers are still with us? It is a long time since we heard from such early-'90s indie talents as Five Thirty, Slowdive and Intastella. The Manics are now on to their 43rd single and 11th album, with a 12th following soon next year. (more...)

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Hold Me Like A Heaven

Diary


📻 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

December
Wednesday 12/12/2018 Newbridge Memo FD Forum Thread
May 2019
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

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