Super Furry Animals add second Manchester show to May tour

The band will embark on their first tour in six years this summer

Super Furry Animals have added a second Manchester show to their first tour in six years.

The band will now play the city’s Albert Hall on May 7 as well as the previously announced gig on May 6.

The band also recently added a third Cardiff date to the tour and will now play at the University on May 3 as well as previously announced dates on May 1 and 2. Gigs in Glasgow and London will also take place.

Speaking to NME, in an interview in this week’s issue (available on newsstands now and digitally, frontman Gruff Rhys is non-committal over the long term future of the band, stating: “It’s all been a bit last minute so these gigs we’ve got booked are all we’re doing for now that we know. Everyone’s busy with other stuff. We all have very different lives and it would be difficult to recreate the intensity without being in the studio for 12 months at a time.”

However, guitarist Huw Bunford is more optimistic, saying, “These gigs will remind people of what we’re all about. Doing another album? I would personally love to. But we’ll just have to wait and see.”

The group will reissue their fourth studio album, ‘Mwng’ as a two-disc and triple-vinyl package to mark its 15th anniversary on May 1. The new edition will contain five tracks previously released on the US version of ‘Mwng’ under the name ‘Mwng Bach’, as well as a previously unreleased John Peel session and a full live show recorded at ATP.

Super Furry Animals will play:

Cardiff University (May 1-3)
Glasgow O2 Academy (May 5)
Manchester Albert Hall (6)
Manchester Albert Hall (7)
London O2 Academy Brixton (8)