The Manic Street Preachers are to return with their 14th studio album The Ultra Vivid Lament which features their current single Owellian on 3rd September 2021 released on Columbia/Sony and have announced a tour for this autumn.
A departure from the bands last release (2018’s Resistance is Futile), The Ultra Vivid Lament is the first Manic Street Preachers album initially conceived on piano rather than guitar. It was recorded over winter 2020/21 in Wales at Monmouth’s Rockfield and the bands’ Door to the River studio in Newport with longtime collaborator Dave Eringa, before being mixed by David Wrench (Blossoms, Frank Ocean, Arlo Parks).
The album features two guest vocalists: Julia Cumming of Sunflower Bean on The Secret He Had Missed and Mark Lanegan on Blank Diary Entry.
Following Manic Street Preachers longest enforced break from playing live, the group will take the album on a 14 date cross-country tour. Prior to these dates, they play some previously announced festival shows. Support on all headline shows comes from The Anchoress (except Wembley).
Manic Street Preachers Autumn Tour 2021
- 26 September NEWCASTLE, O2 City Hall
- 28 September EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
- 29 September DUNDEE, Caird Hall
- 1 October STOKE-ON-TRENT, Victoria Hall
- 2 October MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
- 4 October YORK, Barbican
- 5 October GLASGOW, Barrowland
- 7 October LEEDS, O2 Academy
- 8 October PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
- 10 October BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
- 11 October CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange
- 13 October BATH, Forum
- 14 October BRIGHTON, Dome
- 3 December LONDON, The SSE Arena, Wembley
Manic Street Preachers Summer Dates 2021:
- 16 July CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena (NHS workers show)
- 17 July CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena (NHS public show)
- 30 July PIKEHALL, Y Not Festival
- 7 August LINLITHGOW, Party At The Palace
- 29 August ALCESTER, Camper Calling Music Festival
- 10 September HALIFAX, Live at Piece Hall
- 18 September JERSEY, Electric Park Festival
- To pre-order ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ from the official store visit https://manicstreetpreachers.lnk.to/store
- To purchase tickets visit http://gigst.rs/Manics https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/manic-street-preachers-tickets/artist/741429