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those reversed 'R's are giving me hope...
Isn't Futurology meant to be out around April?
just thought that as it's the anniversary (and they have never been averse to the grand gesture) that it might be the case.
i think futurology is meant to be out around that time - interesting as it's "meant" (ie wire reckons) to be the third part in the holy bible/journal set.
aren't these pretty big venues for them at this stage without some further pull? i'm totally out of touch with modern culture so i've no idea. in my head i imagine that playing the entirety of the holy bible is a big draw...
The new gigs are for the new album.
They've expressed a passing interest (but no more) in a one-off commemoration of The Holy Bible, possibly at Glastonbury.
if they did at glastonbury to a bunch of wasted festival-dicks rather than at shows attended by their own fans.
they will be disappointing a lot of people if they don't. They may sprinkle the odd song in, but it would probably actually put a lot of people off who got into them afterwards if it was a fully Holy Bible related set.
Manic Street Preachers have announced a UK tour for Spring 2014, their first arena dates since a one off singles show in 2011. The band recently released their 11th studio which entered the album charts at number four and played a handful of sold out intimate shows after a lengthy break. ‘Rewind The Film’ received some of the best reviews of the band’s releases to date and saw the single ‘Show Me The Wonder’ and new release this month ‘Anthem For A Lost Cause’ flooding the airwaves.
They will be playing songs from this album and a selection from their previous ten studio albums, and previewing some tracks from their next album ‘Futurology’.
28 | Leeds, First Direct Arena
29 | Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
31 | Leicester, De Montfort Hall
01 | Manchester, O2 Apollo
03 | Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
04 | Glasgow, Barrowland
06 | Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
08 | Bournemouth, O2 Academy
09 | Brighton, Brighton Centre
11 | London, O2 Brixton Academy
On sale 9.30am Friday 15 November/ Gigsandtours.com / ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 811 0051 / 0844 826 2826
The current single 'Anthem For A Lost Cause' (released 25th November) is accompanied by an amazingly touching short film by director Kieran Evans, who also made the video’s for the album’s title track ‘Rewind The Film’ and ‘Show Me The Wonder’ (winner of the 2013 Q Award for Best Video). ‘Anthem For A Lost Cause’ completes the trilogy, all shot in the Rhondda Valleys and is described by Nicky Wire as “heroic, emotional and defiant; a timely reminder of the power of support women gave their communities. And it looks beautiful too.”
The single will be accompanied by two brand new tracks ‘Death Of A Digital Ghost’ and ‘See It Like Sutherland’ and a live version of the ‘Holy Bible’ single ‘She Is Suffering’.
“… excellent 11th album Rewind The Film continues a run of material that might be the band’s best since the early 1990’s” **** Guardian
“There is still something incredibly romantic about the Manics” **** Morning Star
“Bradfield still covers miles onstage, moving in response to Sean Moore’s tireless drumming; Wire still pogos with his bass like a teenager in from of his bedroom mirror” NME
“… as vital and energetic as they ever were …a most satisfying, varied show” **** Independent
“the Manics have made their most emotionally raw record since Everything Must Go” **** Q
i'll still go 'cos they're awesome - maybe there'll be more intimate shows later in the year...
quite excited already - not seen them live before