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Manic Street Preachers announce UK dates

Manic Street Preachers

Story by Jack Foley

WELSH rockers the Manic Street Preachers have announced plans for a UK tour in support of their new album.

Due for release in May, the band’s eighth studio album will be Send Away The Tigers and the tour will beign on May 8.

Bassist Nicky Wire has predicted “Springsteen-esque long sets, working class rage, make-up and dumb punk fun”.

The tour includes three nights in London at three separate venues – The Forum, The Astoria and Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

The dates are as follows:

May
8 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
9 – Leeds University
11 & 12 – Cardiff University Great Hall
14 – Glasgow Barrowlands
15 – Newcastle Academy
17 – Sheffield Octagon
18 – Carlisle Sands Centre
20 – Preston Guildhall
21 – Wolverhampton Civic Hall
23 – Norwich UEA
24 – Nottingham Rock City
26 – Llandudno Venue Cymru
27 – Manchester Apollo
29 – London Forum
30 – London Astoria
31 – London Shepherds Bush Empire

June
2 – Bristol Colston Hall
3 – Truro Hall (3)
5 – Southampton Guildhall
6 – Brighton Dome
8 – Leicester De Montfort Hall
9 – Reading Hexagon