Manic Street Preachers detail guest heavy new album

Welsh alt-rock outfit Manic Street Preachers have let some details drop about their upcoming album, Postcards From A Young Man, including a tracklisting and a few special guest collaborations.

The LP, produced by Dave Enringa and described by the band themselves as “one last shot at mass communication,” is set to be released on September 20th. Before it hits stores, however, you’ll be able to take a listen to their single “(It’s Not War) – Just The End of Love” a week earlier. Judging by the title, it may not be a feel-good preview, but we’ll see when we actually hear it.

We’d imagine that most notable to you all of the guest stars would be Duff McKagan, former bassist of Guns N’ Roses. The rocker can’t seem to put enough on his plate as it is, between Velvet Revolver, Loaded, and his recent jump into Jane’s Addiction. Let’s hope that he brings that same musical enthusiasm to this particular album, where he’ll be playing the bass on the song “A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun”.”

Also lending a hand to the record will be ex-Velvet Underground member John Cale, who will be playing piano on the track “Auto-Intoxication” and Ian McCulloch of Echo & the Bunnymen who will show off his vocal chops in “The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever”.

You can find the tracklisting as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

Postcards From A Young Man Tracklist:
01. (It’s Not War) – Just The End of Love
02. Postcards From A Young Man
03. Some Kind of Nothingness (feat. Ian McCulloch)
04. The Descent – (Pages 1 & 2)
05. Hazleton Avenue
06. Auto-Intoxication
07. Golden Platitudes
08. I Think I’ve Found It
09. A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun
10. All We Make Is Entertainment
11. The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever
12. Don’t Be Evil

Manic Street Preachers 2010 Tour Dates:
08/20 – Trutnov, CZ @ Trutnov Open Air Festival
09/29 – Glasgow, UK @ Academy
09/30 – Aberdeen, UK @ Music Hall
10/02 – Edinburgh, UK @ Corn Exchange
10/03 – Carlisle, UK @ Sands Centre
10/05 – Hull, UK @ City Hall
10/06 – Sheffield, UK @ Academy
10/08 – Liverpool, UK @ University
10/09 – Blackburn, UK @ King George’s Hall
10/11 – Leeds, UK @ Academy
10/12 – Derby, UK @ Assembly Rooms
10/14 – Manchester, UK @ Apollo
10/16 – Lincoln, UK @ Engine Shed
10/17 – Norwich, UK @ UEA
10/19 – Southampton, UK @ Guildhall
10/20 – Southend, UK @ Cliff’s Pavilion
10/22 – Bournemouth, UK @ Academy
10/23 – Newport, UK @ Newport Centre
10/25 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
10/26 – Birmingham, UK @ Academy
10/28 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/29 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
10/31 – Leicester, UK @ De Montfort Hall
11/01 – Cambridge, UK @ Corn Exchange


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