Gigs in Edinburgh: Manic Street Preachers to visit Edinburgh in September

Manic Street Preachers will visit Edinburgh in September as part of a wider UK tour.

The Welsh rock giants kick off their run of shows in Newcastle on September 6, before travelling north the following evening for a gig at the Capital’s Usher Hall.

The Gwent band then visit Dundee’s Caird Hall on September 2 and, in between shows in England, return north of the border once more for a massive gig at Glasgow’s Barrowlands on October 5.

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The Autumn tour will be in support of forthcoming new album, The Ultra Vivid Lament, which is out on September 3.

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The tour announcement comes as the cult band released new single Orwellian – the first track to be taken from the album.

Speaking about the song, bassist and lyricist Nicky Wire said: “The track is about the battle to claim meaning, the erasing of context within debate, the overriding sense of factional conflict driven by digital platforms leading to a perpetual state of culture war.

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James Dean Bradfield performing with Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers.

“As with many songs on the record, it was written on the piano by James Dean Bradfield.

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“Musically, it echoes ABBA, the majesty of Alan Rankine’s playing in the Associates and Talk Talk’s It’s My Life with a Lindsey Buckingham guitar solo.”

Wire adds: “It felt like the perfect sonic and lyrical introduction to The Ultra Vivid Lament.”

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