Manic Street Preachers

Best Gigs of 2013

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Last year, it was 5 bad and 5 good. 2013 though has been a damn fine year for live music, so rather than pick out the bad ones… here’s 10 of the good.


Manic Street Preachers (Wales)

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The final match in the British and Irish Lions tour was preceded by the final show in the Manic Street Preachers‘ own tour, as the lads took to the stage at Sydney’s Hordern Pavillion on the eve of the 3rd Test. 


Manic Street Preachers @ Federation Square

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“Well this didn’t suck as much as I thought it would”. A high spirited James Dean Bradfield closed out the mid-afternoon in glorious winter Melbourne sunshine. Playing 5 songs in their acoustic form for a crowd dressed predominantly in red, the Welsh lads had a cracking time at Melbourne’s Federation Square.


Manic Street Preachers (Wales)

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The Manic Street Preachers love their Rugby, so to coincide with the British and Irish Lions 3 test series against the Wallabies, the Welsh lads booked shows on the eve of each match in Melbourne and Sydney. Having played here in 2010 (on the back of an 11 year absence) when Melburnians were spoilt with [...]