Manic Street Preachers

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Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 1 Oct 2021

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Following Manic Street Preachers longest enforced break from playing live, the group will take their new album The Ultra Vivid Lament on a 14 date cross-country tour including a stop at Victoria Hall, Stoke. Support on comes from The Anchoress.

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 1 Oct 2021
Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3AD
Fri at 19:00
For group bookings of 10 or more:

Manic Street Preachers return with their 14th studio album The Ultra Vivid Lament. Orwellian, the first track to be released, is classic Manic Street Preachers, dissecting the misuse of words against cascading, glacial melody.

The Ultra Vivid Lament is both reflection and reaction; a record that gazes in isolation across a cluttered room, fogged by often painful memories, to focus on an open window framing a gleaming vista of land melting into sea and endless sky.

A departure from their last release (2018’s Resistance is Futile), The Ultra Vivid Lament is the first Manic Street Preachers album initially conceived on piano rather than guitar. It was recorded over winter 2020/21 in Wales at Rockfield in Monmouth and the bands’ Door to the River studio in Newport with long-time collaborator Dave Eringa (The Who), before being mixed by David Wrench (Blossoms, Frank Ocean, Arlo Parks). The album features two guest vocalists: Julia Cumming (Sunflower Bean) on The Secret He Had Missed and Mark Lanegan on Blank Diary Entry.

About The Anchoress

Welsh songwriter and producer Catherine Anne Davies aka The Anchoress, has found a room of her own beneath pop’s playground, in the basement of prog’s castle, creating her one-woman sonic vision.

Whilst her debut won awards and critical acclaim, the follow-up, The Art of Losing (released in March 2021) successfully transformed those wall-to-wall critical plaudits into a Top 40 position in the album charts, as well as the #1 spot on iTunes.

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Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3AD
Stoke-on-Trent
The box office will open 90 minutes prior to performances.
There is a choice of bars at Victoria Hall.
A cloakroom is available at this venue.

The Victoria Hall was built in 1888 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. It was revamped in the mid-nineties and has since then been at the heart of the Cultural Quarter, alongside its sister venue The Regent Theatre. It has established itself as one of the most popular venues on the touring circuit playing host to the likes of Paul Weller, Morrissey and Jimmy Carr.

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Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Fri 1 Oct 2021
Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3AD
Fri at 19:00
For group bookings of 10 or more: