Manic Street Preachers to perform in Cambridge in 2019
UK tour follows the release of a 20th anniversary collector's edition of the Welsh band's fifth album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours, on December 7.
The trio – comprising James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire and Sean Moore – will be playing some of their favourite intimate venues around the UK, including Cambridge, and performing the album in full alongside other hits and rarities.
This Is My Truth... went to number one in the charts on its release and stayed in the UK charts for over a year, going on to sell over five million copies.
It won the Brit Award for Best Album (and the band for best group) and all the big prizes at the NME Awards – Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video – and the group were awarded the Best Band in the World Award by Q Magazine.
The album was preceded by the group’s first number one single, If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next – their first and only UK chart-topper. Three more singles from the record were released: You Stole the Sun from My Heart, Tsunami and The Everlasting.
The Manics released their 13th album, Resistance Is Futile, earlier this year and played their biggest tour in a decade. They headlined several festivals over the summer and all the singles including International Blue and Hold Me Like A Heaven were a-listed across all the major radio stations.
The Manic Street Preachers will be appearing at the Cambridge Corn Exchange on Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Support comes from Gwenno.