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Manic Street Preachers announce Everything Must Go 20th anniversary show

Manic Street Preachers

Story by Jack Foley

FOLLOWING a series of successful anniversary shows for The Holy Bible and the universal critical success of their 12th studio album (2014’s Futurology), Manic Street Preachers have announced their biggest Welsh headline show since their sell out gig at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in 1999.

The band will play Swansea’s Liberty Stadium on Saturday, May 28, 2016 for a 20th anniversary performance of their hugely successful fourth album Everything Must Go.

Manic Street Preachers will perform two sets at the stadium. The first half sees the band perform Everything Must Go in full, the second promises rarities and curios, greatest hits and a few brand new songs.

The band are currently collaborating with BAFTA winning director Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor, Nowhere is Home) who they worked with on videos for their last two albums in order to create an entirely new visual backdrop for the show based around the album’s iconic artwork.

The gig promises to showcase two eras of Manic Street Preachers at their creative peak – then and now.

Very special guests at the Liberty Stadium will be the mighty Super Furry Animals. Public Service Broadcasting, who have also played previously with the band, will also appear along with DJs who will be announced soon.

Originally released in spring 1996, Everything Must Go was the band’s first massive commercial success. The record was certified triple platinum in the UK and went on to sell over a million copies and bag multiple Brit awards.

It features four top ten singles (A Design for Life, Everything Must Go, Kevin Carter and Australia).

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 13 at 9am priced £39.50 and £55.