Manic Street Preachers finally ready to bring new album, themselves to North America

It’s about time!

British alternative rockers Manic Street Preachers are finally ready to share their ninth studio album, Journal for Plague Lovers, with North America. If you remember, the 13-track, Steve Albini-produced effort was first released back in the U.K. last May and has since had its cover censored and been remixed by the likes of British Sea Power, Patrick Wolf, Underworld, and others. Come September 15th, we’ll finally get to hear what all the fuss is about (Let’s just pretend we all abide by the laws) when the Preachers unveil Journal via Columbia Records.

But that’s not the only all… in support of the release, the trio of James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire, and Sean Moore will be making a rare appearance in the states. On September 21st, the band will embark on its first North American tour in nearly 10 years with a 12-date, two week endeavor. And what makes this even cooler is you won’t have to see them in a 100,000 person stadium — The Preachers relatively modest popularity in North America means smaller, more intimate venues than what our friends across the Atlantic often get it. So, take it in… while you can.

Tickets for the newly announced dates will go on sale beginning Friday, July 31st via

Journal for Plague Lovers Tracklist:
01. Peeled Apples
02. Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
03. Me and Stephen Hawking
04. This Joke Sport Severed
05. Journal For Plague Lovers
06. She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach
07. Facing Page: Top Left
08. Marlon J.D.
09. Doors Closing Slowly
10. All Is Vanity
11. Pretension/Repulsion
12. Virginia State Epileptic Colony
13. William’s Last Words

Manic Street Preachers 2009 Tour Dates:
08/04 – Brussels, BE @ Lokerse Feesten
08/15 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget Festival
08/22 – Bodo, NO @ Parkenfestivalen
09/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
09/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
09/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ the Avalon
09/28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
09/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre
10/01 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
10/02 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
10/04 – Toronto, Ontario @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live
10/07 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club


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