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Manic Street Preachers announce 13th album and 2018 UK tour

Manic Street Preachers

Story by Jack Foley

MANIC Street Preachers have announced the release of their 13th studio album, Resistance Is Futile, as well as UK tour dates for April and May 2018.

The new album is due for release on April 6, 2018 on Columbia/Sony.

Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: “The main themes of Resistance is Futile are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways referencing both the naive energy of Generation Terrorists and the orchestral sweep of Everything Must Go.

“After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”

To coincide with the release of Resistance Is Futile, the band have announced their biggest series of UK live shows in over a decade. Support on all dates comes from very special guests The Coral.

The UK tour dates are (all April and May 2018)

April
23 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
25 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro Arena
27 – Birmingham, Arena
28 – Manchester, Arena

May
1 – LLlandudno, Venue Cymru Arena
2 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
4 – London, The SSE Arena Wembley
5 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena

Tickets go on sale at 9.30am on Friday, November 24, 2017.

Visit Manic Street Preachers store now to pre-order Resistance Is Futile and get early access to tour tickets.