Manic Street Preachers and Suede are to headline a very special show in Cardiff next summer.
The double headlining show will see the indie music legends head to Cardiff Castle on Friday July 5 as part of a UK and Ireland tour.
The July date marks a triumphant return for the Manic Street Preachers to Cardiff Castle after they last headlined at the venue in 2019 as part of their 20th anniversary tour celebrating the release of their 1998 number one album, This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Friday October 13 from depotlive.co.uk
Manic Street Preachers are one of the most influential and iconic rock bands to have come out of Wales. They have gone on to release 14 studio albums and have headlined countless festivals including Glastonbury, T in the Park, V Festival and Reading & Leeds. They have won eleven NME Awards, eight Q Awards and four BRIT Awards and were also nominated for the Mercury Prize and the MTV Europe Music Awards.
Manics are currently working on their 15th studio album, the follow up to ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’ which entered the UK charts at No. 1 on its release in September 2021. They last performed in the UK this summer when they made critically acclaimed performances at Isle of Wight and Glastonbury festivals.
The news of the tour meets huge demand surrounding the success of Suede’s ninth studio album Autofiction, and their entirely sold-out UK headline tour earlier this year. Debuting at #2 in the UK Albums Chart, the release marked Suede’s highest charting LP since 1999’s Head Music. The new album has been received as a career peak by fans and critics alike.
2023 has seen the release of Suede30 – timely reminder of how the band’s debut album had such a powerful and transformative effect on British music from the outset. Suede’s eponymous debut shot to #1 in the UK Album Charts upon its release selling over 100,000 copies in its first week, winning the prestigious Mercury Music Prize and becoming the fastest-selling debut album ever in the UK at that time.
Suede and the Manic Street Preachers’ Cardiff show is part of a UK and Ireland tour that follows a sold out 2022 US tour that saw both bands greeted with a fantastic reception.
The headlining show is presented by promoters Depot Live and Cuffe and Taylor.
Nick Saunders from DEPOT Live said: “We delivered 13 epic shows over the course of a few weeks at the castle this summer – and next year, there’ll be even more; we’re excited to announce Suede and the Manic Street Preachers as the first artists out of the bag – expect plenty more exciting announcements to come.”
Cuffe and Taylor co-founder Peter Taylor added: “We are delighted to be working with the Depot Live team once again after a brilliant season of shows with them this year.
“And what a way to kick off the 2024 season. The Manic Street Preachers are Welsh legends so we are particularly thrilled they are the first headliners to be announced for next summer alongside Suede.
“This will be a brilliant night and we look forward to announcing even more brilliant headline artists over the coming weeks and months.”
For more information and to purchase tickets go to depotlive.co.uk