Manic Street Preachers add dates to 20th Anniversary Tour
Welsh legends will play their classic fourth album Everything Must Go in full at a series of gigs next year
Fans were delighted by their decision to perform their cult third record The Holy Bible in full to mark its 20th anniversary, and the Manic Street Preachers were so pleased with the reaction they received that they’ve decided to repeat the trick for their fourth album.
Those in the know will have been aware that the Welsh trio had already announced details of an anniversary show at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. That performance will now be preceded by six gigs in which Everything Must Go will be played in its entirety, before a second half that will feature rarities and curios, greatest hits and some brand new songs. Support will come from Editors for the first six shows, with Super Furry Animals and Public Service Broadcasting providing the support for the final night of the tour.
Everything Must Go was released in 1996, a year after the disappearance of the bands guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards. It went on to become the Manic street Preachers commercial breakthrough, sweeping the Brit Awards and producing four UK Top 10 singles.
The 20th Anniversary Tour dates for Everything Must Go are as follows:
Echo Arena, Liverpool (13 May)
Genting Arena, Birmingham (14 May)
Royal Albert Hall, London (16 & 17 May)
First Direct Arena, Leeds (20 May)
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (21 May)
(all with Editors)
Liberty Stadium, Swansea (28 May)
(with Super Furry Animals and Public Service)