The Welsh group follow their UK tour with a new single...

Manic Street Preachers will start 2005 with a new single.

‘Empty Souls’ will be released on January 3 2005, backed by bonus tracks ’All Alone Here’, ’No Jubilees’ and ’Litany’.

A DVD version of the single will also feature the short film ‘Dying Breeds’, directed by Nicky Wire’s brother Patrick Jones.

The band go on a UK and Irish tour in December, with Razorlight in support. Hope Of The States will also appear, but in Brighton only.

The dates are:

Brighton Centre (December 4)

Belfast Waterfront (6)

Dublin Olympia (7)

London Wembley Arena (9)

Plymouth Pavilions (10)

Nottingham Arena (11)

Cardiff International Arena (13)

Glasgow SECC (14)

Birmingham NEC (16)

Manchester MEN Arena (17)

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