Band to take 'Journal For Plague Lovers' on the road

Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a short UK tour.

The band, who release album ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’ on May 18 – a record composed only of lyrics left behind by missing guitarist Richey Edwards, will hit the road following the album’s release.

For an exclusive interview with the band, plus a look at the record’s new Jenny Saville-painted artwork, get this week’s issue of NME which is on UK newsstands from March 25.

The band play:

Glasgow Barrowlands (May 25)
Llandudno Cymru Arena (26)
London Roundhouse (28-30)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (June 1)
Brighton Dome (2)
Dublin Olympia (4)
Belfast Ulster Hall (6)

Tickets go on sale from 9.30am (GMT) this Friday (March 27). To check the availability of Manic Street Preachers tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now, or call 0871 230 1094.