In what is already shaping up to be the event of the summer in the North East, 1990s rock icons Manic Street Preachers have confirmed they will be heading to Newcastle for Live From Times Square 2017.
As part of the two-week long festival of outdoor music in the city, the Manics will be performing classics from their significant backlog of timeless indie classics for an epic headlining show on Saturday 5th August.
Following on from the band's sell-out arena tour last year, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of their seminal 90s classic album, Everything Must Go, will head out on the road again in the summer of the 2017, much to the delight of millions of fans who missed out last time around.
“Manic Street Preachers in the 1990s changed people's lives and their sell-out tour last year was a reminder of just how big this band was and still are,” says SSD Concerts' Steve Davis.
“We're absolutely thrilled to be able to welcome them to the Live From Times Square bill for what we believe will be the event of the summer up here in the North East. We promised to deliver the best and the biggest, and with this second Saturday headliner confirmed, we're on our way to achieving that, but we're not done yet!
“Manic Street Preachers have sold well over 10 million albums and have played just about every arena in the world that you can imagine and to be able to bring them to Newcastle in August is up there with one of our biggest achievements as promoters. Tickets will go fast people, so don't miss out!”
Dressed in glam clothing and shouting political rhetoric, Manic Street Preachers – who's hits include 'You Stole the Sun from My Heart', 'Motorcycle Emptiness' and 'A Design for Life' – emerged in 1991 from their hometown of Blackwood, Wales, as self-styled “Generation Terrorists”.
Inspired by punk pioneers the Sex Pistols and The Clash, the band revolutionised British music and perhaps their most celebrated album, Everything Must Go, established the Manics as global superstars.
Manic Street Preachers will be performing live from Times Square, opposite the Centre for Life, Newcastle on Saturday 5th August.
The event will also feature major supporting artists which will be confirmed by the promoters soon.
Tickets for Manic Street Preachers are £40.00 and are on sale from 9 am Monday 9th via this link: http://www.seetickets.com/event/manic-street-preachers/times-square/1059624
Tickets for other Live From Times Square events, which includes James, Jake Bugg and Hacienda Classical, are on sale now via the following links:
Tickets for James are priced at £40 each, Jake Bugg £30 and Hacienda Classical £35.