Manics - Lifeblood
The Manics celebrate 20 years of Lifeblood with special anniversary editions

The Manic Street Preachers set to reissue Lifeblood… their ‘most estranged album of all’ 

The Manic Street Preachers have announced details of a 20th anniversary edition of their seventh studio album Lifeblood.

Described by bassist Nicky Wire as, “our most estranged album of all,” the record originally came out in November 2004 as the band were reflecting on what they had become and what they could be.

It was a time when the band looked to the music they had liked when they were young for inspiration: New Order circa Low Life, Prefab Sprout Steve McQueen, Thomas Dolby The Flat Earth, early Simple Minds.

James Dean Bradfield, singer and guitarist, commented, “I loved making Lifeblood, because it was interesting. I loved chasing these other versions of what we were trying to do.”

Manics Lifeblood - vinyl

Scheduled for release on 12 April 2024, the new reissues feature numerous remastered tracks, B-sides, demos and outtakes, new liner notes by John Harris and unseen pictures by Mitch Ikeda.

The special edition is available on a variety of formats including CD, 3CD bookset, double vinyl, double coloured vinyl, and digital.

For complete listings and pre-order details, click here

The Manics, who are currently working on their 15th studio album, will embark on a co-headlining tour with Suede in the summer.

UK and Ireland Tour Dates

28 June Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod *
29 June Eden Sessions, St Austell**
02 July Dublin – Dublin Trinity College **
05 July Cardiff  – Cardiff Castle *
06 July Cardiff – Cardiff Castle *
10 July Edinburgh – Edinburgh Castle *
12 July Manchester – Castlefield Bowl *
13 July Leeds – Millenium Square **
18 July London – Alexandra Palace Park **
19 July Margate, Dreamland **

*Manic Street Preachers close the show **Suede headline

Tickets are on sale now. Click here

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