Tickets to Manic Street Preachers’ ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ 20th anniversary tour on sale now

A classic.

Manic Street Preachers have confirmed details of a UK and Ireland tour and special re-release to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic album ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’. Tickets are on sale now and available here.

Released in 1998 and featuring the seminal singles ‘If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next’, ‘Tsunami’ and ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’, the album was the band’s first to hit Number One and saw them reach the level of a stadium band even headline Glastonbury.

Having been rumoured for some time, the band have now announced that a ’20 Year Collector’s Edition’ will be released on December 7 as Limited Edition Deluxe 3CD bookset and double LP. The band have confirmed the triple CD bookset includes the original album remastered, a disc of demos and live rehearsal recordings, and a disc of all remixes and b-sides from the album. The double LP includes the remastered album and a digital download code, as well as a limited edition poster.

The band will then head out on a run of intimate UK and Ireland shows in Spring 2019. Full dates are below. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday October 26 and will be available here. 

Sunday 12 May – Dublin – Olympia Theatre
Tuesday 14 May – Cambridge – Corn Exchange
Wednesday 15 May – Bath – Forum
Friday 17 May – London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Saturday 18 May – London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Monday 20 May – Manchester – Ritz
Tuesday 21 May – Manchester – Ritz
Thursday 23 May – Birmingham – Academy 1
Friday 24 May – Southampton – Guildhall
Sunday 26 May – Edinburgh – Usher Hall
Monday 27 May – York – Barbican
Thursday 30 May – Liverpool – Olympia
Friday 31 May – Leicester – De Montfort Hall

Speaking to NME about the upcoming re-release, bassist Nicky Wire said: “James [Dean Bradfield, frontman] has remastered it, I found all the demos. They’re amazing – all on cassettes, recorded in someone’s front room. We’ve put [fan favourite B-side] ‘Prologue To History’ on the album now and kicked off ‘Nobody Loved You’. We’ve moved that onto disc two with a great demo that we’ve found. It’s packed full of really interesting and intimate stuff, as well as us in the studio and off the leash on certain songs like ‘Tsunami’ that are much more raw.

“There are some amazing remixes too – by people like Mogwai, Massive Attack and Cornelius. It was a great period where people would take your work and transform it into something really special.”

Manic Street Preachers, 1998

Asked about their other plans for the immediate future, Wire said: “Other than that, it’ll be back to studio life. James feels like another album could come really quickly at the moment – not that we’ve done anything. He’s in that mode though.”

The tracklist for the ‘This Is My Truth’ re-release is:

Limited Edition Deluxe 3CD book set / digital

CD 1 – Remastered original album

1 The Everlasting
2 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3 You Stole the Sun from My Heart
4 Ready for Drowning
5 Tsunami
6 My Little Empire
7 I’m Not Working
8 You’re Tender and You’re Tired
9 Born a Girl
10 Be Natural
11 Black Dog On My Shoulder
12 Prologue To History
13 S.Y.M.M.

CD 2 – Demos & Live Rehearsals

1 The Everlasting
2 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Dave Bascombe Mix)
3 You Stole the Sun from My Heart
4 Ready for Drowning
5 Tsunami
6 My Little Empire
7 I’m Not Working
8 You’re Tender and You’re Tired
9 Born A Girl
10 Be Natural
11 Black Dog On My Shoulder
12 Prologue To History
13 S.Y.M.M.
14 Nobody Loved You

CD3 – Remixes & B Sides

1 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (Massive Attack Remix)
2 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next (David Holmes Remix)
3 The Everlasting (Deadly Avenger’s Psalm 315)
4 The Everlasting (Stealth Sonic Orchestra Remix)
5 You Stole the Sun from My Heart (David Holmes Remix)
6 You Stole the Sun from My Heart (Mogwai Remix)
7 Tsunami (Cornelius Remix)
8 Tsunami (Stereolab Remix)
9 Montana/ Autumn/78
10 Black Holes For The Young
11 Valley Boy
12 Socialist Serenade
13 Buildings For Dead People

Double 180gm vinyl in gatefold sleeve

*Includes limited edition poster on first pressing*

SIDE A

1 The Everlasting
2 If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
3 You Stole the Sun from My Heart

SIDE B

4 Ready for Drowning
5 Tsunami
6 My Little Empire

SIDE C

7 I’m Not Working
8 You’re Tender and You’re Tired
9 Born a Girl
10 Be Natural

SIDE D

11 Black Dog On My Shoulder
12 Prologue To History
13 S.Y.M.M. (Remastered)