Manic Street Preachers head out on big UK tour

The Welsh rockers promise long sets

Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a UK tour around the release of their new album.

The band’s eighth studio album is due for release in May. ‘Send Away The Tigers’ is the follow-up to 2004’s ‘Lifeblood’.

The tour kicks off on May 8 and bassist Nicky Wire promises “Springsteen-esque long sets, working class rage, make-up and dumb punk fun”. 

The dates are as follows:


Cambridge Corn Exchange (May 8)

Leeds University (9)

Cardiff University Great Hall (11, 12)

Glasgow Barrowlands (14)

Newcastle Academy (15)

Sheffield Octagon (17)

Carlisle Sands Centre (18)

Preston Guildhall (20)

Wolverhampton Civic Hall (21)

Norwich UEA (23)

Nottingham Rock City (24)

Llandudno Venue Cymru (26)

Manchester Apollo (27)

London Forum (29)

London Astoria (30)

London Shepherds Bush Empire (31)

Bristol Colston Hall (June 2)

Truro Hall (3)

Southampton Guildhall (5)

Brighton Dome (6)

Leicester De Montfort Hall (8)

Reading Hexagon (9)  

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday (February 9).

To check ticket availability after then, and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/GIGS now.