Manic Street Preachers to support Guns N’ Roses on European tour

The Manics are known fans of Axl and co

Manic Street Preachers have announced that they will support Guns N’ Roses at a handful of European live dates this summer.

The Manics have previously expressed their love for the classic rock band, once saying that the group’s 1987 debut ‘Appetite For Destruction’ was “the first time we realised rock wasn’t dead”.

The Welsh band now will support Guns N’ Roses for three dates surrounding Axl Rose and co’s Download Festival appearance this June.

They will perform at shows in Berlin, Odense and Gelsenkirchen on June 3, 6 and 12 respectively. Tickets are on sale now. See more info below.

Next month, the Manics will release their thirteenth album ‘Resistance is Futile’. Following on from 2014’s ‘Futurology’, their new LP comes out on April 13.

Describing the record last year, frontman James Dean Bradfield told NME how the band would recognise the state of the nation and remain as ardently politicised as ever.

“Nicky Wire, [bassist and lyricist] has given me some amazing lyrics that absolutely sum up the political situation that we’ve been talking about, and I’ve fallen back in love with the middle 8. I’m writing a lot of middle 8s,” Bradfield said.

He added: “I would like to kick against the oblique, delineated, opaque groove that everybody is into. I’d like to rock again.”