James Dean Bradfield loses his voice...

Manic Street Preachers cancelled their concert in New York Bowery Ballroom last night (Septemeber 14) due to James‘ alleged laryngitis.

Ten minutes after the band were due on stage, a spokesman appeared on stage to inform the crowd that the gig would not be taking place. The gig had already been rescheduled from July 20.

The band had played the same venue a night earlier with no problems.


Once person at the gig told he was surprised that it was cancelled so late: “He should have known that he wouldn’t have been able to perform a lot earlier than 10.40 pm.” The crowd were offered a refund and told the show would hopefully be rescheduled at the end of September.

The band are due to play in Boston Paradise Rock Club tonight (Wednesday 15 September) but they will have to wait for a doctor’s report to see if Bradfield is able to sing.