Manic Street Preachers at the O2 Ritz
Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st May 2019
Tickets go on sale at 9am Friday 26th October
‘This Is My Truth ….” went to No.1 in the charts on its release and stayed in the UK charts for over a year and went on to sell over five million copies. It won the Brit Award for Best Album (and the band for best group), and all the big prizes at the NME Awards – Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video and the group were awarded the Best Band in the World Award by Q Magazine.
The album was preceded by the group’s first No. 1 single, ‘If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next’ – the first (and only No. 1 inspired by the Spanish Civil War) and three more singles were released ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’, ‘Tsunami, and ‘The Everlasting’. Nicky Wire said recently to the NME “I’ve just been listening to ‘This Is My Truth’ a lot. It’s such a deep and heavy album for a record that was so big. It just makes you realise that you can push the limits and have success.”
The band released their 13th album ‘Resistance Is Futile’ earlier this year and played their biggest tour in a decade. They headlined several festivals over the summer and all the singles including ‘International Blue’ and ‘Hold Me Live A Heaven’ were a- listed across all the major radio stations. The album has been nominated for the 2018 Welsh Music Prize.
O2 Ritz Manchester, Whitworth St W, Manchester M1 5NQ