Manic Street Preachers will take their 1994 classic album The Holy Bible on tour in England.
Welsh alternative rock band Manic Street Preachers have announced that they will tour their 1994 classic album The Holy Bible, this will be the very first time that they will play the whole album live.
The tour will begin on Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Barrowland in Glasgow, the band will then move to Manchester’s Albert Hall for two consecutive nights and then, will round of the tour off at the Roundhouse in London.
The Manics trio was formed way back in 1986 and consists of lead vocalist and guitarist – James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire (bass guitar, lyrics) and Sean Moore (drums).
Band member James Dean expressed his apprehension over doing a Holy Bible tour as it might be a “slightly redundant”. He added, “a bit scared about doing it really”.
Manic Street Preachers have had a good year with the release of 2 successful albums – Rewind the Film and Futurology. Both the albums made it to the top 5 on album charts.
What makes The Holy Bible tour even more memorable is the fact that most of the lyrics for the album were penned by former band member Richey Edwards, he worked on the songs and its themes (anorexia, holocaust and suicide).
In 1995, Edwards went missing and was eventually declared dead after leads on the case went cold.
Fellow band member Wire calls Richey “his personal favorite lyricist”.
According to reports, the band might even consider taking the tour out of England once this tour is done.