20 years after the release of the Manic Street Preachers’ third album ‘The Holy Bible’, the band have announced dates in December where they will play the album in its entirety for the very first time. The album has achieved legendary status over the years due to its post-punk abrasive style and fierce, uncompromising lyrics. They have never played the whole record and these very special shows, much rumoured and speculated about will be must see events for fans.
Tickets are priced from €39.05 including booking fee and will go on sale this Friday, the 26th of September at 9am.
The London dates at the Roundhouse are almost 20 years to the date since the band played three gigs at the London Astoria, which turned out to be their last live performance with guitarist Richey Edwards who went missing a few months later. The gigs are remembered as thrilling, exhilarating affairs with the last night culminating in the band smashing up all their equipment in a frenzied bout of wanton destruction.
The band recently released their number two charting12th studio album ‘Futurology’ which received some of the best reviews to date. This came within a year of their previous album ‘Rewind The Film’ which was also a top five record. A 20th anniversary edition of ‘The Holy Bible’ will be released later this year with further details to follow.
8 December GLASGOW, Barrowland
10/11 December MANCHESTER, Albert Hall
13 December DUBLIN, Olympia Theatre
15/16/17 December LONDON, Roundhouse