Manic Street Preachers
To celebrate 20 years of Manic Street Preachers’ Everything Must Go album, the band will play a massive concert in Swansea.
Manic Street Preachers Swansea concert
Updated: 19 November 2015
Manic Street Preachers are set to celebrate 20 years since the release of their fourth album, Everything Must Go, with a huge concert at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium.
The band’s concert, which is their biggest headline gig since 1999, will take place on 28 May 2016, and the show will be split into two parts.
Concert goers will be treated to Everything Must Go performed in full, before Manic Street Preachers enter into the second half by performing rarities, greatest hits, b-sides and even a few new songs.
About Manic Street Preachers
Formed in the mid ‘80s, Manics rose to fame with their 1992 album Generation Terrorists and were amongst the new generation of British bands that emerged at the time. Generation Terrorists contained six singles and eighteen songs, lasting over seventy minutes.
James Bradfield (vocals, guitar), Nicky Wire (bass guitar, piano), Sean Moore (drums) and Richey Edwards (guitar, piano, songwriter) then offered their 1993 release Gold Against The Soul, which reached number eight in the UK charts.
However, it was their next release, The Holy Bible, which became one of their most iconic albums. Despite not selling well during its release in 1994, the album received critical acclaim and is regarded as one of the iconic albums of the ‘90s.
Disappearance of Richey Edwards
Manics took a turn for the worse after the mysterious disappearance of Manics' lyricist, songwriter and icon Richey Edwards. The band considered ending Manic Street Preachers but after a short hiatus they retuned as a three-piece with Everything Must Go, an album that re-launched the band in many ways.
Rejuvenated with a slightly pop sound that resonated with the happening Britpop scene, the band’s consecutive albums, This is My Truth Tell Me Yours and Know Your Enemy, pushed Manic Street Preachers to mega stardom across Europe and the UK. They soon moved from playing arenas to stadiums.
Journal For Plague Lovers
2009’s release, Journal For Plague Lovers, was an intended move by the band to reconnect with their own past, resulting in a sound echoing their earliest days. It’s also a poignant album as the songs were composed entirely of lyrics left by Richey Edwards, given to the band members shortly before his disappearance.
Rewind The Film was the long-awaited follow-up to 2010's critically acclaimed Postcards from a Young Man. Ahead of its release, Manic Street Preachers offered their career retrospective greatest hits album, National Treasures - The Complete Singles. The singles collection included the brand-new track, a cover of The The's This Is The Day.
2014 not only meant the anniversary of their most iconic album, The Holy Bible, but saw Manic Street Preachers release their ninth studio album Futurology.
In over 20 years of being together as a band, Manic Street Preachers have grown from Welsh punk rockers into an institution, with one of the most loyal fan bases around. With such loyal support, it’s no surprise that Manic Street Preachers tickets sell out quickly. So, don’t hesitate, get your Manic Street Preachers tickets and see the amazing band live.