Manic Street Preachers Take ‘The Holy Bible’ On The Road

Manic Street Preachers will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s third studio album with a brief tour targeting Washington, D.C., New York, Boston, Toronto and Chicago in April.

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Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK

The story behind 1994’s The Holy Bible album sounds like something a Hollywood screenwriter might concoct for a movie.  Manic Street Preachers were set to tour behind the album in 1995 when main lyricist/guitarist Richey Edwards disappeared, never to be heard from again.  He was declared “presumed deceased” in 2008.

Now Manic Street Preachers is giving the album a second chance in the spotlight. Having put out a 20th anniversary deluxe edition in the United Kingdom in late 2014, the band will release a package March 10 that includes a 12-inch vinyl version of the album and four CDs.  There will also be a limited edition, 12-inch vinyl picture disc released on Record Store Day, which falls on April 18.

The Manic Street Preachers’ first shows in North American since 2009 feature The Holy Bible as well as songs from throughout the band’s career.  Here are the dates:

April 20 – Washington, D.C., 9:30 Club
April 23 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
April 24 – Cambridge, Mass., The Sinclair
April 27 – Toronto, Ontario, The Danforth Music Hall
April 29 – Chicago, Ill., Metro / Smart Bar 

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