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
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...)