MAY DAY FOR MANICS

Well, it's not as exotic as Havana, but it's still quite nice...

MANIC STREET PREACHERS have announced a show at SMITHFIELD in DUBLIN on May 4.

The ticket outlet [url=]www.mcd.ie has announced this morning (January 29) that tickets for the show, priced #27.50, will be available through their site from February 3, before going on general release on February 10.

The Dublin date is in addition to their sold-out shows at:

Manchester Academy (March 27, 28)

London Brixton Academy (30,31)

Glasgow Barrowland (April 2,3)

As previously announced, the band play their first gig of the year at the Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, Cuba on February 17, the first Western band to do so.

The band release two singles on March 5, ‘So Why So Sad’, which received its internet exclusive preview on NME.COM last week, while the other single ‘Found That Soul’ has been previewed on the Manics official site, [url=]www.manics.co.uk.

Their album ‘Know Your Enemy’ follows on March 26.

As revealed exclusively on NME.COM, the group’s record label Sony have had to step up online security to stop fans from tracking down Manics material hidden on the record company’s website, which has not been made available to the public yet.