Manic Street Preachers announce new album and Glasgow gig


Manic Street Preachers have announced details of their new album Resistance Is Futile, and a gig at The Hydro next year, as part of UK arena tour. The band will release their 13th album next year, recorded at their Door To The River Studios near Newport.

Resistance Is Futile has been described as “widescreen melancholia”. The follow-up to companion albums Rewind The Film and Futurology, it will be released on 6th April 6 next year.

“The main themes of ‘Resistance is Futile’ are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration,” the band said in a statement. “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.”

Support act for the tour will be Liverpool band The Coral. Manic Street Preachers play The SSE Hydro on 25th April next year. Tickets will be on sale from 9am on Friday 25th November and will be available here.

Manic Street Preachers Tour Dates 2018

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