THE MANIC STREET PREACHERS, who have recently signed to Virgin America, will finally get a US release for ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’ on March 23 next year, according to US sources.
The Manics are still signed to Epic in the UK and Europe but managed to get out of their contract with the label in the US. The band suffered poor sales in America and ‘The Holy Bible’ was never actually released there.
“After the first album we were well past the point of realising that it wasn’t happening for us, and since then we’ve been resigned to not being fixated on it and not concentrating on it,” JAMES DEAN BRADFIELD told NME earlier this year.
Despite ‘This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours’ being the band’s most US-friendly work to date, there has been a considerable delay, almost seven months, since it was released in the UK and Europe. There were even rumours prior to its release that they had left certain tracks off the record that were not deemed US-friendly enough. related news
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It is likely that the band will tour in support of the release, though no dates are confirmed as yet.
According to TERRI HALL, the Manics‘ spokeswoman, the band will be touring very heavily in 1999 and have gigs in Australia and Japan lined up, so American dates are likely, despite NICKY WIRE‘s statement earlier this year when asked if he was upset that (at the time) the band did not have a US deal: “I can’t say it’s my favourite place on Earth anyway, so I’m not really that arsed. I like American sitcoms, and that’s about it. As long as I can see Frasier every night on the Paramount channel I don’t need to fucking go there.”
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