Manic Street Preachers are set to make their first appearance at Leeds’ biggest indoor music venue next spring.
The Welsh rockers, who have released the highly acclaimed album Rewind The Film this year, have announced a UK tour in which they will play their first arena dates since a one-off singles show in 2011.
The tour will kick off at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, on Friday, March 28.
The band recently released their 11th studio album, which entered the charts at number four, and played a handful of sold out intimate shows after a lengthy break.
Rewind The Film received some of the best reviews of the band’s releases to date and saw the single, Show Me The Wonder, and new release this month Anthem For A Lost Cause flooding the airwaves.
They will be playing songs from this album and a selection from their previous 10 studio albums as well as previewing some tracks from their next album, Futurology.
The current single is accompanied by an amazingly touching short film by director Kieran Evans, who also made the video’s for the album’s title track Rewind The Film and Show Me The Wonder (winner of the 2013 Q Award for Best Video). Anthem For A Lost Cause completes the trilogy, all shot in the Rhondda Valleys and is described by Nicky Wire as “heroic, emotional and defiant; a timely reminder of the power of support women gave their communities. And it looks beautiful too.”
The single will be accompanied by two brand new tracks, Death Of A Digital Ghost and See It Like Sutherland, and a live version of The Holy Bible single She Is Suffering.
Tickets for the Leeds Arena date go on sale on Friday, from 9.30am, from Gigsandtours.com or ticketmaster.co.uk or by ringing 0844 8110051 or 0844 8262826.