Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Manics Return to the U.S.

It's been over a decade since Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers graced American shores with their earnest and stately brand of rock'n'roll. The last time they played America was 1999, while they were touring in support of the always fantastic fifth LP, This Is My Truth, Tell Me Yours. Thankfully, I caught that tour at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit.

Since then they've issued four stellar albums, including the highly underrated (in my humble opinion ... "1985" and "To Repel Ghosts" are bloody brilliant) Lifeblood (2004). Earlier this spring, the Manics delivered a touching tribute to their late frontman, Richey James Edwards, Journal for Plague Lovers. U.S. fans, rejoice! The Manics are coming to America ... yes, thank you! I know where I'll be on October 7th.


Manic Street Preachers' U.S. Tour:

Sept 21 - (Seattle) Neumo’s
Sept 22 - (Vancouver) The Commodore Ballroom
Sept 24 - (San Francisco) The Fillmore
Sept 25 - (Los Angeles) The Avalon
Sept 28 - (Denver) The Bluebird Theatre
Sept 29 - (Minneapolis) The Varsity Theatre
Oct 1 - (Chicago) The Metro
Oct 2 - (Detroit) The Majestic Theatre
Oct 4 - (Toronto) The Phoenix Concert Theatre
Oct 6 - (Philadelphia) World Cafe Live
Oct 7 - (New York City) Webster Hall
Oct 8 - (Boston) Paradise Rock Club

Journal for Plague Lovers will finally get a domestic release come September 15th via Columbia. WOO!

[Thanks to The Music Slut]

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