Manic Street Preachers announce gigs in Australia in conjunction with the British Lions tour Manic Street Preachers Tickets

Welsh trio say they 'can't wait to play their greatest hits to rugby fans Down Under'

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Manic Street Preachers

Manic Street Preachers have announced plans for a series of concerts in Australia in conjunction with British & Irish Lions tour in the summer.

The band have lined up shows in Melbourne and Sydney in June so they can watch the team take on Australia. They will also travel to Auckland, New Zealand, during a break between games. The Welsh trio made the decision after they heard the news that 15 Welsh players will be among the 37-man squad for the 10-match tour.

They said in a statement: "As massive rugby fans the chance to visit one of our favourite countries, play some gigs and watch the British & Irish Lions play Australia is an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity. We can't wait to play a selection of our greatest hits to our Australian fans and the thousands of Lions fans travelling Down Under."

The Manics are also due to play Festival No 6 at the village of Portmeirion in North Wales over the weekend of September 13-15. Other acts on the bill include Neon Neon, James Blake, Everything Everything, Jagwar Ma, Temples and Aluna George. For more information head to Festivalnumber6.com now.

They recently revealed that they are working on a new song called 'Four Lonely Roads' with folk singer Cate Le Bon. The band posted the latest update from their recording studio, where they are holed up working on their next studio album in March.

Read More On This Artist

Manic Street Preachers Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £32

Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £60


Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £32

Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £63


Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £32

Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £60


Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £35

Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £65


Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £35

Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £56


Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £35

Buy Manic Street Preachers Tickets

from £59

back to top

More News
Wu-Tang Clan perform 'Ruckus In B Minor' on 'Letterman' – watch
The War On Drugs add extra dates to 2015 UK tour
Foo Fighters announce Slane Castle gig for May 2015
Midweek Chart Update: Take That challenge Band Aid 30 for UK Number One
Mac DeMarco says recording third album 'Salad Days' stopped him 'being a little...
The Pop Group to release new, Paul Epworth-produced album – hear first song now
Chance The Rapper shares new song 'Sunday Candy' – listen
Death metal band Abhorrent Decimation to perform in sealed box until the air runs out
Sinead O'Connor says Band Aid 30 critics should 'shut the fuck up'
Ed Sheeran announces second Wembley Stadium gig
Morrissey forced to abandon encore at German gig following stage invasion – watch
Wolf Alice announce Spring 2015 tour
James Blake to release new single '200 Press' and poem - listen
AC/DC's Phil Rudd makes bizarre court appearance in New Zealand
Rihanna denies reported album announcement details
Jimmy Page cites performing with Leona Lewis as his greatest achievement outside of Led Zeppelin
St Vincent's 'St Vincent' named NME's Album Of The Year 2014
Killer Mike rails against Ferguson verdict in emotive pre-gig speech - watch
Pulled Apart By Horses share cover of Slade's 'Merry Christmas Everyone' - listen
Seasick Steve announces new album 'Sonic Soul Surfer' and UK tour
Metallica to headline Reading and Leeds 2015, Jamie T and Run The Jewels also on the bill
Kurt Cobain documentary executive produced by Frances Bean set for 2015

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM