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Manic Street Preachers have announced new UK tour dates for later this year, including a huge London show at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Manic Street Preachers 2021 UK Tour Dates:

Newcastle O2 City Hall, 26 Sep
Edinburgh Usher Hall, 28
Dundee Caird Hall, 29
Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall, 01 Oct
Manchester O2 Apollo, 02
York Barbican, 04
Glasgow Barrowland, 05
Leeds O2 Academy, 07
Portsmouth Guildhall, 08
Bournemouth O2 Academy, 10
Cambridge Corn Exchange, 11
Bath Forum, 13
Brighton Dome, 14
London The SSE Arena Wembley, 03

Tickets on sale Friday (21 May) at 10am from AXS Ticketmaster See Tickets

The run of shows will follow previously announced festival appearances, with support across all headline dates to come from The Anchoress (except Wembley).

The Welsh trio have also confirmed details of their 14th studio album ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, due out on 03 September 2021.

The record’s first track ‘Orwellian’ is out now – the band discussed the song saying, “The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war. As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield. Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s ‘It’s My Life’ with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo. It felt like the perfect sonic and lyrical introduction to ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’”.


‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ will be the follow-up to 2018s ‘Resistance Is Futile’ and is the first Manics album initially conceived on piano rather than guitar. Recorded over winter 2020/2021 in Wales at Rockfield in Monmouth and the bands’ Door to the River studio in Newport with longtime collaborator Dave Eringa, it was mixed by David Wrench and includes a special appearance by guest vocalists Julia Cumming and Mark Lanegan.

Manic Street Preachers ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ Full Album Tracklisting:

Still Snowing In Sapporo
The Secret He Had Missed
Quest For Ancient Colour
Don’t Let the Night Divide Us
Complicated Illusions
Into The Waves of Love
Blank Diary Entry
Happy Bored Alone

Photo Credit: Alex Lake