Details of 14 new songs revealed by Nicky Wire...

Manic Street Preachers are to tour later this year, NME.COM can exclusively reveal.

The details of the tour were given to NME.COM in an interview with Nicky Wire last week, in which the band’s bassist and lyricist revealed that the Manics would return to the live circuit in December, playing: Dublin The Point (December 1)

Birmingham NEC (3)

Glasgow SECC (4)

Manchester Evening News Arena (6)

London Wembley Arena (7)

Newcastle Telewest Arena (10)

Nottingham Arena (11)

Brighton Centre (12)

Plymouth Pavilions (14)

Cardiff Arena (15)

Speaking from his home in Wales, Wire told NME.COM that, contrary to rumours that this will be the band’s last hurrah, “no decision” about their future had been taken.

Concerning forthcoming album ‘Forever Delayed’, Wire said: “Greatest hits albums are something I’ve always loved. It’s an excuse for us to wallow in a bit of nostalgia.”

Wire is also compiling a new book of images by Manic Street Preachers photographer Mitch Ikeda to coincide with the Greatest Hits album in October,

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Saturday at 9.30am. For availability call the NME Ticketline on 0870 1 663 663, or bookmark this page and [url=]click here after that time.

For the full interview with Wire, including details of 14 new songs, including potential new singles ‘Forever Delayed’ and ‘There By The Grace Of God’, see this week’s NME, which is out in London now, and nationwide tomorrow (July 24).