‘Resistance is Futile’ – Manic Street Preachers announce new album

Welsh legends release the disc in April and follow up with a UK tour featuring The Coral.
Manic Street Preachers have announced details of their 13th studio album. The aptly titled ‘Resistance is Futile’ will be released on April 6th and is followed by UK arena tour.

Since releasing ‘Futurology’ in 2014 the band have been on a victory lap celebrating their pivotal 90’s albums ‘The Holy Bible’ and ‘Everything Must Go’ with some huge outdoor shows.

‘Resistance is Futile’ was recorded at the band’s new Door to the River studio in Newport, Wales, following the closer of Faster Studios in Cardiff last year.

“The main themes of ‘Resistance Is Futile’ are memory and loss – forgotten history – confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration,” the band said.

“Musically the album is obsessively melodic and in many ways references the naive energy of ‘Generation Terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘Everything Must Go’. After delay and difficulties, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months, there has been a surge of creativity and old school hard work.”

After releasing the album the Manics will head out on a Spring UK tour with support from The Coral, wrapping with a homecoming of sorts at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on 5th May. Details below. Pre-orders for the album are open on a number of formats.


23 – NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena

25 – GLASGOW The SSE Hydro




01 – LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru Arena

02 – LEEDS First Direct Arena

04 – LONDON The SSE Arena Wembley

05 – CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena

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