Manic Street Preachers announce UK tour and new album details

Band set to return with new record in September

Manic Street Preachers were "humbled and excited" when they found out about their Godlike status, according to Nicky Wire, who added that the accolade was the equivalent to four Brits. Pic: PA Photos
Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a new UK tour to coincide with the release of their forthcoming new album.

The group's 10th studio album, 'Postcards From A Young Man', is out in September. A UK tour starts in Glasgow on September 29.

Frontman James Dean Bradfield said that the album would be an unashamedly pop-orientated affair following 2009's bleak 'Journal For Plague Lovers'.

"We're going for big radio hits on this one," he told NME. "It isn't a follow-up to 'Journal For Plague Lovers'. It's one last shot at mass communication."

British Sea Power will support the band on the tour.

Manic Street Preachers will play:

O2 Academy Glasgow (September 29)
Aberdeen Music Hall (30)
Edinburgh Corn Exchange (October 2)
Carlisle Sands Centre (3)
Hull City Hall (5)
Sheffield Academy (6)
Liverpool University (8)
Blackburn King George's Hall (9)
O2 Academy Leeds (11)
Derby Assembly Rooms (12)
Manchester Apollo (14)
Lincoln Engine Shed (16)
Norwich UEA (17)
Southampton Guildhall (19)
Southend Cliffs Pavillion (20)
Bournemouth Academy (22)
Newport Centre (23)
Bristol Coulson Hall (25)
O2 Academy Birmingham (26)
London O2 Academy Brixton (28, 29)
Leicester De Montfort Hall (31)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (November 1)


Tickets go on sale on Friday (June 4) at 9am (BST). To check the availability of Manic Street Preachers tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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