Manic Street Preachers announce UK spring tour

Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers have announced a UK tour for Spring 2014, their first arena dates since a one off singles show in 2011.

The band recently released their 11th studio album which entered the album charts at number four and played a handful of sold out intimate shows after a lengthy break.

Rewind The Film received some of the best reviews of the band’s releases to date and saw the single Show Me The Wonder and new release this month Anthem For A Lost Cause flooding the airwaves.

They will be playing songs from this album and a selection from their previous ten studio albums, and previewing some tracks from their next album Futurology.

The current single is accompanied by an amazingly touching short film by director Kieran Evans, who also made the video’s for the album’s title track Rewind The Film and ‘how Me The Wonder (winner of the 2013 Q Award for Best Video).

Anthem For A Lost Cause completes the trilogy, all shot in the Rhondda Valleys and is described by Nicky Wire as “heroic, emotional and defiant; a timely reminder of the power of support women gave their communities. And it looks beautiful too.”

The single will be accompanied by two brand new tracks Death Of A Digital Ghost and See It Like Sutherland and a live version of the Holy Bible single She Is Suffering.

28 March LEEDS, First Direct Arena

29 March CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena

31 March LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

1 April MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo

3 April EDINBURGH, Corn Exchange

4 April GLASGOW, Barrowland

6 April WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall

8 April BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy

9 April BRIGHTON, Centre

11 April LONDON, O2 Brixton Academy

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 15 November / / 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826