Manic Street Preachers Announce New Album, Single And Tour
8 July 2013, 17:02
The Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a new album, single and tour.
Their 11th album Rewind the Film is will coming out on September 16 - a week after a single Show Me The Wonder.
It's their first studio album since 2010 (it's released three years to the day after Postcards From A Young Man) and was recorded in the Manics' studio in Cardiff as well as Hansa in Berlin.
Title track Rewind the Film features Richard Hawley and the record also features collaborations with Lucy Rose and Cate Le Bon.
"I am so chuffed to have been asked to sing with the mighty Manics, can't tell you what it means to me," he said.
"The whole experience is something I'll treasure forever - I love the Manics and what they stand for and to be a tiny part of that means the world to me."
Themes apparently include the rock 'n' roll dream, Thatcherism, Manorbier Castle, Skids/Big Country's late singer/guitarist Stuart Adamson, Werner Herzog's Burden of Dreams and Welsh poet RS Thomas.
The Manic Street Preachers describe it as being a "relation" to 1998's This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours.
Rewind The Film tracklisting:
This Sullen Welsh Heart
Show Me The Wonder
Rewind The Film
Builder of Routines
4 Lonely Roads
(I Miss The) Tokyo Skyline
Anthem For A Lost Cause
As Holy As The Soil (That Buries Your Skin)
3 Ways To See Despair
Running Out Of Fantasy
30 Year War
The band will play O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire on September 24 and Manchester Ritz September 27 as part of a tour in support of the record.
Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9.30am
The tour dates are:
September 13 - NEWPORT, Centre
September 20 - DUBLIN, Olympia
September 23 - BRISTOL, Colston Hall
September 24 - LONDON, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
September 27 - MANCHESTER, Ritz
September 29 - GLASGOW, Barrowland