Manic Street Preachers announce one-off O2 Arena show for December – ticket details

Welsh trio will play mammoth set, which will feature every single one of their singles

Manic Street Preachers have announced a huge one-off show at London‘s O2 Arena for later this year.

The Welsh trio will headline the 20,000 capacity venue on December 17 and have told NME that they will be playing each one of the 38 singles which make up their new compilation ‘National Treasures’ as part of the live set.

Speaking to NME bassist Nicky Wire said of the gig:

We’ve never done anything on this scale before, so we’ll be playing for an hour-and-a-half, then there will be a half-an-hour interval, with lots of stuff, film stuff to do. And then we’ll finish with another 20 songs.

He continued:

It’s going to be an immense project, production-wise, screens, videos, you name it. It will be a completely unique thing and we’ll never do it again.

The band have indicated that ‘National Treasures’, which is released on October 31 and this show, will be their last activity for at least two years.

To read the rest of the interview with the Manic Street Preachers, pick up this week’s issue of NME which is on UK newsstands tomorrow (August 24) or available digitally.

Tickets go onsale on Friday (September 2) at 9.30am (BST). To check the availability of Manic Street Preachers tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Watch Nicky Wire talking about the UK riots by clicking on the video below.