Manic Street Preachers To Mount Tour Of U.S. Clubs

Remy Zero will open for Welsh rockers, whose trek supports latest album, This Is My Truth Now Tell Me Yours.

Welsh rockers the Manic Street Preachers will bring their stadium-ready

sound to more intimate venues this fall with a short U.S. club tour in

support of their latest album, This Is My Truth Now Tell Me Yours.

The band will begin the tour, which features pop-rockers Remy Zero as

the opening act, Sept. 13 at New York's Bowery Ballroom.

The outing originally was scheduled for July; it was postponed after the

mother of Manic Street Preachers singer James Dean Bradfield became ill.

This Is My Truth Now Tell Me Yours, released June 8, includes the

single "If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next" (RealAudio

excerpt). The album won the award for Best British Album at this

year's Brit Awards, the English equivalent of the Grammys.

The band, which emerged in 1991 from Blackwood, Wales, lost its original

lyricist and guitarist, Richey James (born Richey Edwards), after he

disappeared without explanation. The band's first album after James'

disappearance, Everything Must Go (1996), became its biggest

success. James' whereabouts still have not been established.

Despite the band's massive popularity in England, it has yet to achieve

more than cult status in the U.S.

Manic Street Preachers Tour Dates:

Sept. 13–14; New York, N.Y.; Bowery Ballroom

Sept. 16; Boston, Mass.; Paradise

Sept. 17; Detroit, Mich.; St. Andrews Hall

Sept. 18; Chicago, Ill.; The Metro

Sept. 19; Minneapolis, Minn.; The Quest

Sept. 23; Seattle, Wash.;

Sept. 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's

Sept. 27; San Diego, Calif.; Cane's

Sept. 28–29; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour