Manic Street Preachers to play ‘The Holy Bible’ gig at Cardiff Castle

Band will also bring full album show to Edinburgh, Wolverhampton and Southampton in 2015

Manic Street Preachers have announced details of four further ‘The Holy Bible’ shows, including an outdoor show at the 10,000-capacity Cardiff Castle.

The band kick off a run of shows to celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary tonight (December 8) where they will play the 1994 release in full, and have now announced a further run for May and June 2015.

The trio will play additional shows in Edinburgh, Wolverhampton and Southampton before culminating in the Cardiff show.


Tickets for the additional dates go on sale at 9am on Friday (December 12).

Manic Street Preachers play:

Glasgow Barrowland (December 8)
Manchester Albert Hall (10, 11)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (13)
London Roundhouse (15, 16, 17)
Edinburgh Usher Hall (May 30, 2015)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (June 1)
Southampton Guildhall (2)

Cardiff Castle (5)

The band also recently opened up about the difficulties of playing the album – their last to feature guitarist Richey Edwards – live.

Speaking to NME from their Welsh rehearsal rooms, bassist Nicky Wire said, “There’s a state of mind with ‘The Holy Bible’ that you have to be really physical. You have to go out there with deep conviction, because you just can’t coast it.”

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