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Manics announce tenth studio album details

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James McLaren James McLaren | 09:27 UK time, Thursday, 3 June 2010

Manic Street Preachers have announced the title of their 10th studio album and details of a UK tour.

Postcards From A Young Man will be released in September this year, as the follow-up to Journal For Plague Lovers.

A press release from the band's PR company Hall Or Nothing describes the recordings as "a return to the classic rock roots of Send Away The Tigers and the arena sized choruses of Everything Must Go. The band is currently adding finishing touches to the record with producer Dave Eringa at their Cardiff studio. Mixing will take place later this month with Chris Lord Alge in America."

In an interview with NME, Manics frontman James Dean Bradfield said: "We're going for big radio hits on this one. It isn't a follow-up to Journal For Plague Lovers. It's one last shot at mass communication."

The band has announced the following live dates, with support from British Sea Power:

  • 29 September - Glasgow, O2 Academy
  • 30 September - Aberdeen, Music Hall
  • 2 October - Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
  • 3 October - Carlisle, Sands Centre
  • 5 October - Hull, City Hall
  • 6 October - Sheffield, O2 Academy
  • 8 October - Liverpool, University
  • 9 October - Blackburn, King George's Hall
  • 11 October - Leeds, O2 Academy
  • 12 October - Derby, Assembly Rooms
  • 14 October - Manchester, Apollo
  • 16 October - Lincoln, Engine Shed
  • 17 October - Norwich, UEA
  • 19 October - Southampton, Guildhall
  • 20 October - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
  • 22 October - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
  • 23 October - Newport, Centre
  • 25 October - Bristol, Colston Hall
  • 26 October - Birmingham, O2 Academy
  • 28 October - London, O2 Academy Brixton
  • 29 October - London, O2 Academy Brixton
  • 31 October - Leicester, De Montfort Hall
  • 1 November - Cambridge, Corn Exchange

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