After a slight delay, Brit Award-sweeping band the Manic Street Preachers is finally headed for the States.
The Manics have rescheduled the U.S. tour they were forced to cancel when singer James Dean Bradfield was called home to Cardiff, Wales, to be with his gravely ill mother (see Manic Street Preachers Nix Summer Tour” ).
The cancellation was the second time the group has been thwarted in its attempt to tour the U.S. The band’s first scheduled American jaunt was to take place four years ago, but it was called off when guitarist Richey James Edwards disappeared, leaving the remaining Manics to regroup and continue as a trio.
Although the left-wing band is wildly popular in its native U.K., it has yet to make a dent in the North American market. The long-overdue U.S. tour may help boost Stateside sales of the group’s latest album, “This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours,” which was released here in June.
My Truth” has already been out for nine months elsewhere in the world, however, and the band is already recording new material, according to a BBC interview with Manics bassist Nicky Wire.
The North American tour dates scheduled so far are as follows:
- 9/6 – Atlanta, GA @ Cotton Club
- 9/8 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
- 9/9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts
- 9/11 – Toronto, ON @ Warehouse
- 9/14 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
- 9/15 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
- 9/17 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
- 9/18 – Chicago, IL @ Metro / Smart Bar
- 9/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Quest Club
- 9/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Rage
- 9/23 – Seattle, WA @ Aro Space
- 9/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
- 9/27 – San Diego, CA @ Cane’s
- 9/29 – West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour