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Wednesday 27th February 2019
EDP Vilar de Mouros 2019
Manic Street Preachers will play this year's EDP Vilar de Mouros Festival in Caminha, Portugal. The festival takes place between 22-24 August 2019‬, the day the Manics play is still to be confirmed. Tickets for the 3 day festival are €70 and are now on sale


http://www.edpvilardemouros.pt‬

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Wednesday 20th February 2019
Mynyddislwyn Choir 50th Anniversary Concert
James Dean Bradfield will make a special guest appearance at Mynyddislwyn Choir 50th Anniversary Concert at Newbridge Memo on Saturday 23rd March 2019.‬


‪Tickets are £15 and available now from http://www.newbridgememo.co.uk or through the box office 01495-243252‬

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Wednesday 27th February 2019
EDP Vilar de Mouros 2019
Manic Street Preachers will play this year's EDP Vilar de Mouros Festival in Caminha, Portugal. The festival takes place between 22-24 August 2019‬, the day the Manics play is still to be confirmed. Tickets for the 3 day festival are 70 and are now on sale


http://www.edpvilardemouros.pt‬

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NME Song Stories: If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next

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🖼️ Sat 15th September - Sun 21st October 2018 - Nicky Wire's Paintings & Polaroids Exhibition at Tenby Museum & Gallery

Tour Dates

May
Sunday 12/05/2019 Dublin Olympia
Tuesday 14/05/2019 Cambridge Corn Exchange
Wednesday 15/05/2019 Bath Forum
Friday 17/05/2019 London Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire
Saturday 18/05/2019 London Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire
Monday 20/05/2019 Manchester O2 Ritz
Tuesday 21/05/2019 Manchester O2 Ritz
Thursday 23/05/2019 Birmingham O2 Academy
Friday 24/05/2019 Southampton O2 Guildhall
Sunday 26/05/2019 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Monday 27/05/2019 York Barbican
Thursday 30/05/2019 Liverpool Eventim Olympia
Friday 31/05/2019 Leicester De Montford Hall
June
Saturday 15/06/2019 Dublin RDS Stadium
Sunday 16/06/2019 Dublin RDS Stadium
Wednesday 19/06/2019 Liverpool Anfield Stadium
Friday 21/06/2019 London Wembley Stadium
Sunday 23/06/2019 Coventry Ricoh Arena
Saturday 29/06/2019 Cardiff Castle
July
Saturday 06/07/2019 Rock For People Festival
Friday 19/07/2019 Tramlines Festival
Saturday 20/07/2019 Splendour Festival
Saturday 27/07/2019 Kendal Calling
August
Friday 16/08/2019 Brussels Summer Festival
Saturday 17/08/2019 Hardwick Live Festival
Thursday 22/08/2019 EDP Vilar de Mouros Festival
September
Thursday 26/09/2019 Tokyo Zepp DiverCity
Friday 27/09/2019 Tokyo Toyosu PIT


 
Featured Article

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Sexy? - Select, September 1994


To the Manic Street Preachers, all human experience is an empty futility…so why should pornography be singled out for condemnation? Miranda Sawyer talks filth with the prophets of nothingness.

The picture is of a woman. She stands in white bra and knickers, looking down at the viewer with an expression that is difficult to read. A look of disdain? Of boredom? Is she laughing at you? She has short brown hair and she is massive. Hugely, violent, wildly fat. In places her skin is so stretched you can almost see through it, mottled and grey with purplish veins, rubbery flesh rolling and sagging and hanging from her towering body like so many yards of uncooked bread. She's on the cover of 'The Holy Bible', the Manic Street Preachers' third album.

Richey saw the picture in a magazine- it's currently on gargantuan display in the Saatchi art gallery- and phoned up the artist, 24 year old Jenny Saville, to ask if the Manics could use it. Although he'd asked to use a Saatchi painting before and had been told that it would cost #30,000, he tried anyway. After a detailed half-hour explanation of every track on the album, Jenny agreed to let them use it for free. (more...)

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