Manic Street Preachers hint at ‘The Holy Bible’ 20 years anniversary gigs

Manic Street Preachers’ seminal album The Holy Bible is 20 years old this year (at the end of August to be precise), and the band have started to make noises regarding some celebratory anniversary gigs to mark the occasion.

Speaking during an interview with Absolute Radio at the weekend, James Dean Bradfield said they “might at the end of the year do some kind of 20th anniversary of the Holy Bible gigs.”

You can listen to the full interview here:

This latest tidbit comes after bassist Nicky Wire said last year:

It’s 20 years since The Holy Bible next year, and there’s a bit of us that thinks, maybe we should for once, stop being so f**king principled and make loads of money and play it. Try and get a hologram of Richey, or something, like Tupac! But I’m not sure. I don’t think we will [perform an album in full] again.

So, as always with the Manics, it’s not clear cut but it looks likely they will do ‘something’ to mark the anniversary.

James Dean Bradfield was speaking to Absolute Radio ahead of the bands appearance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. You can see their appearance in full on the BBC iPlayer site, and watch Bradfield play ‘Walk Me To The Bridge‘ in the BBC studio below:

Post Author: Luke Glassford

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