Manic Street Preachers are preparing to rock Venue Cymru in 2018

Here at Blazing Minds, we love to bring you news that will make you smile and today we bring the news that the Manic Street Preachers have announced that they not only returning with a new album but also with a Massive UK tour including a date at Venue Cymru.

‘Resistance Is Futile’ will be the band’s 13th studio album and it is due for release on 6th April 2018 on Columbia/Sony (the album is the band’s 13th consecutive release for the label). Following the twin musical departures of 2013’s largely acoustic ‘Rewind the Film’ and the glacial electronics of 2014’s ‘Futurology’, ‘Resistance Is Futile’ heralds a return to a classic Manics sound described by the band as “widescreen melancholia”. The songs on the album are the first recorded in the band’s new Door to the River studio (near Newport).

Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: “The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic – in many ways referencing both the naive energy of ‘Generation Terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”

To coincide with the release of ‘Resistance Is Futile‘, the band have announced their biggest series of UK live shows in over a decade and includes a return to North Wales with a date at Venue Cymru. Support for all dates comes from very special guests The Coral.

Manic Street Preachers – Resistance Is Futile (Album Trailer)

The tour starts on the 23 April and ends on the 5 May, no doubt there may be other dates added, you just never know, but for the time being, check out the tour dates below to find a venue near you.

23 April     NEWCASTLE, Metro Radio Arena
25 April     GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro Arena
27 April     BIRMINGHAM, Arena
28 April     MANCHESTER, Arena
1 May      LLANDUDNO, Venue Cymru Arena
2 May      LEEDS, First Direct Arena
4 May      LONDON, The SSE Arena Wembley
5 May      CARDIFF, Motorpoint Arena

Manic Street Preachers Tour Dates 2018

Manic Street Preachers Tour Dates 2018

Tickets go on sale 9.30am on Friday 24th November 2017 via and

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
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