Manic Street Preachers confirm 20th anniversary ‘Everything Must Go’ reissue boxset

The Welsh rockers' boxset will include a full previously unreleased recording of a 1997 live show

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have confirmed that a reissue of May 1996 album ‘Everything Must Go’ will accompany the album’s 20th-anniversary tour dates later this year.

The band’s fourth album was their first release following the disappearance of guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards. It peaked at number two in the UK album charts, and has sold more than a million copies to date.

The re-issue box set will feature a vinyl, a book, CDs and DVDs, with the key new material a recording of a live show from 1997 that hasn’t been previously released, as well as an accompanying film.


“The band’s 21 song performance at the Nynex Arena in Manchester to over 20,000 people on 24th May 1997 has been fully restored will be available in full for the first time both on CD and DVD, and long-time collaborator BAFTA Award-winning director Kieran Evans (Kelly & Victor) has shot a new film to accompany the album,” the reissue press release states.

There will also be a double-CD version of the album, with both due to be released on May 20th 2016, exactly 20 years on from the original ‘Everything Must Go’ release.

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The ‘Everything Must Go’ tour dates were finalised in December of last year, and will be accompanied by a headline slot at Truck Festival.

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)