Manic Street Preachers announce ‘The Holy Bible’ 20th anniversary shows

The band will play the album in its entirety over seven dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London

Manic Street Preachers have announced a series of special ‘The Holy Bible’ shows, in which they will play their 1994 album in full.

The band have so far announced seven gigs – in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London, all to take place in December.

Nicky Wire teased the possibility of shows to mark the 20th anniversary of the group’s third album over the summer, telling NME that they had been learning to play tracks from the album live again.

“It’s been a road test all year,” he said. “That album was always about something more, so we’ve got to get that in our psyche. This is the first year that we’ve played those songs and felt comfortable, we’ve been doing six or seven. If there’s ever a time to do it, then it’s now.”

Manic Street Preachers will play:

Glasgow Barrowland (December 8)
Manchester Albert Hall (10, 11)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (13)
London Roundhouse (15, 16, 17)

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday (September 26).