Manic Street Preachers Return for First North American Shows in a Decade, Play Vancouver and Toronto

Manic Street Preachers Return for First North American Shows in a Decade, Play Vancouver and Toronto
Brit-rock fans should be excited knowing that not only will Welsh torchbearers the Manic Street Preachers be bringing a new album to North America this fall but they'll also be touring the continent for the first time in a full decade.

The tour, which kicks off in Seattle on September 21, finds the band covering a decent portion of North America's major cities, including Canadian stops in Vancouver and Toronto.

The Manic Street Preachers are touring in support of Journal For Plague Lovers, their ninth studio album, released in the UK on May 18 and due out in North America on September 15. The Steve Albini-produced album was recorded using lyrics entirely written by founding guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards, who went missing in February of 1995 and was officially presumed dead late last year.

No word yet on whether North Americans will get a domestic release of Plague Lovers' accompanying remix record or if retailers here will cause a stink because of the album's cover

Manic Street Preachers tour dates:

9/21 Seattle, WA - Neumo's
9/22 Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
9/24 San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
9/25 Los Angeles, CA - The Avalon
9/28 Denver, CO - The Bluebird Theatre
9/30 Minneapolis, MN - The Varsity Theatre
10/1 Chicago, IL - The Metro
10/2 Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
10/4 Toronto, ON - The Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/6 Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
10/7 New York City, NY - Webster Hall
10/8 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club