Manic Street Preachers and Suede will play a second date at Cardiff Castle next summer.
Last week it was announced the indie music legends will play a double headlining show at the iconic venue on Friday July 5 and now, due to overwhelming demand for tickets, a second date has been added which will see a further show on Saturday July 6.
Tickets to both shows go on general sale at 9am on Friday October 13 from depotlive.co.uk
The headlining shows are presented by promoters Depot Live, Cuffe and Taylor and SJM Concerts.
Nick Saunders from DEPOT Live said: “As we saw with Tom Jones over the summer, the Welsh love to back their own – and with Suede as laudable co-headliners alongside Manic Street Preachers, it’s really no surprise the demand has been so high.
“We would hate to disappoint fans so we’re thrilled to be able to add a second date to ensure we have two amazing nights here at Cardiff Castle.”
Cuffe and Taylor co-founder Peter Taylor added: “We knew announcing Manic Street Preachers and Suede would be popular but the demand for tickets has been incredible so we are delighted to be able to add an extra date at Cardiff Castle.
“These shows will be a highlight in the Cardiff calendar next summer and we can’t wait.”
The two shows mark 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.
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.
For more information and to purchase tickets go to depotlive.co.uk