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Manic Street Preachers announce UK and Ireland tour

The band, who release album 'Journal For Plague Lovers' on May 18 – a record composed only of lyrics left behind by missing guitarist Richey Edwards, will hit the road following the album's release.

For an exclusive interview with the band, plus a look at the record's new Jenny Saville-painted artwork, get this week's issue of NME which is on UK newsstands from March 25.

The band play:

  • 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)

Tickets go on sale from 9.30am (GMT) this Friday (March 27).

Check out Manic Street Preachers performing live for AOL Sessions below: