THE members of the Manic Street Preachers were stunned to discover they are still playing dates across the country rather than living normal middle-aged lives.
News of a nationwide tour in May 2019 came as a surprise to the band who had presumed they had broken up a decade ago.
James Dean Bradfield said: “I got an email about Manic Street Preachers tickets, so I felt I should open it given that I was a founder member of the band.
“For some reason I will be touring for much of next year. I’ve been forced to cancel a Danube river cruise. It’s all been very distressing.”
Fan Stephen Malley said: “I can’t wait to see songs I loved in my teens being played by wizened middle-aged men with potbellies. It’ll be a welcome reminder of the ravages of time.
“I’m planning to go to the bar when they play anything from their last eight albums.”