Live shows for May 2011


MANIC STREET PREACHERS have announced details of three shows in May 2011.  This will see the band headline in Cardiff for the first time since 2007 and also travel to Llandudno and Wolverhampton.   Bassist Nicky Wire commented We are really looking forward to playing Cardiff CIA again as it has been over three years since we played there.  It will be a great warm up for the festival season and a perfect way to end what has been a brilliant campaign for Postcards For A Young Man. On the last dates (and these coming up) we’ve been playing lots of songs from our past too which has been really enjoyable.“ Support on all shows comes from The Joy Formidable.


The band also release the title track of their new album ‘Postcards From A Young Man’ as a single on 28th February 2011.   The track will be released on 2 x CD and  7” all featuring brand new tracks including a long lost track ‘Midnight Sun’ on CD 2. In addition there will be a digital EP available via i-Tunes featuring live tracks from their last album ‘Journal For Plague Lovers’.




18 May            LLANDUDNO, Cymru Arena

19 May            WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall

21 May            CARDIFF, CIA



New Single:


CD1:                 Postcards From A Young Man / Inky Fingers / Engage With Your Shadow / Kiss My Eyes                       For Eternity

CD2:                 Postcards From A Young Man / Midnight Sun

7″:                    Postcards From A Young Man / The Passing Show

Live EP:            Postcards From A Young Man (album version) / This Joke Sport Severed / Peeled Apples /                     Marlon J.D


“People send postcards and they all hope I’m feeling well.

I retreat into self pity, It’s so easy when they patronise my misery.” (La Tristesse Durera)





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