Band namecheck Gareth Bale and Aaron Ramsey in football song
Manic Street Preachers have revealed the official video for Wales’ Euro 2016 anthem ‘Together Stronger (C’mon Wales)’.
The song will be the Welsh team’s theme as they compete in this summer’s tournament in France. The video, which features the Welsh team and manager Chris Coleman, can be seen below.
Lyrics to the track include references to Wales players including Gareth Bale, Aaron Ramsey, captain Ashley Williams and Hal Robson-Kanu.
Euro 2016 is the first time Wales have qualified for a tournament of note since the 1958 World Cup – and it will be their first ever appearance at the Euros. They play England in their first match. All profits from ‘Together Stronger (C’mon Wales)’ will go to the Princes Gate Trust and Tenovus Cancer Care. The song can be downloaded from May 20.
Meanwhile, Manic Street Preachers confirmed earlier this month that a reissue of their 1996 album ‘Everything Must Go’ will accompany the album’s 20th anniversary tour dates later this year.
The band have promised to play the album in full on the tour, including a number of tracks that haven’t been played live since the year of the its release. Editors will join the band as special guests for the tour, excluding Swansea where Super Furry Animals and Public Service Broadcasting will support.
Manic Street Preachers will play the following 20th anniversary shows:
Liverpool, Echo Arena (May 13)
Birmingham, Genting Arena (14)
London, Royal Albert Hall (16-17)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (20)
Glasgow, The SSE Hydro (21)
Swansea, Liberty Stadium (28)