Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh show and share brand new single – listen

Welsh rock giants Manic Street Preachers have added new dates to their 2021 UK tour – among them a visit to Edinburgh in September.

The Gwent band kick off their run of shows in Newcastle on September 6, before travelling north the following evening for a gig at the Capital’s Usher Hall.

The Manics then visit Dundee’s Caird Hall on September 2 and, in between shows in England, return north of the border once more for a massive gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on October 5.

The Autumn tour will be in support of forthcoming new album, The Ultra Vivid Lament, which is out on September 3.

Meanwhile, the cult band have share new single Orwellian – the first track to be taken from the album – and you can have a listen below.

Speaking about the song, bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire said: “The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war.

“As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield.

“Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s It’s My Life with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo.”

Wire adds: “It felt like the perfect sonic and lyrical introduction to The Ultra Vivid Lament.”

Manic Street Preachers 2021 tour dates

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

Previously Announced Live Shows:

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

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