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Manic Street Preachers Announce Tour & Tracklist For New Album

Published: Fri March 27, 2009  News Feed

The Manics' new album, Journal For Plague Lovers, is due on 18th May. The band has revealed its tracklisting and announced some gigs.

The Manic Street Preachers have been making music - to be more specific, they have been in Rockfield studio in Wales with Mr Steve Albini recording a new album, Journal For Plague Lovers.

All 13 songs on the new record feature lyrics left to them by Richey. The brilliance and intelligence of the lyrics dictated that the Manics had to finally use them. The use of language is stunning and topics include The Grande Odalisque by Ingres, Marlon Brando, Giant Haystacks, celebrity, consumerism and dysmorphia, all reiterating the genius and intellect of Richard James Edwards.

The record is scheduled for release on 18th May and will be available on CD, deluxe 2 CD, download and LP.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

Peeled Apples
Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
Me and Stephen Hawking
This Joke Sport Severed
Journal For Plague Lovers
She Bathed Herself In A Bath Of Bleach
Facing Page: Top Left
Marlon J.D.
Doors Closing Slowly
All Is Vanity
Virginia State Epileptic Colony
William’s Last Words

Journal For Plague Lovers

An original piece of Jenny Saville’s art is the cover for Journal for Plague Lovers, one of her paintings also graced the cover of 1994’s The Holy Bible.

The new UK live dates are:

Glasgow Barrowlands (May 25)
Llandudno Cymru Arena (26)
London Roundhouse (28-30)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (June 1)
Brighton Dome (2)
Dublin Olympia (4)
Belfast Ulster Hall (6)

Look out for our Complete Manic Street Preachers gear guide soon! In the meantime, check the Manics Artist Page at Dolphin, for related gear.

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