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. 1314; 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.; ARO.space
Sept. 25; San Francisco, Calif.; Bimbo's
Sept. 27; San Diego, Calif.; Cane's
Sept. 2829; West Hollywood, Calif.; Troubadour