4–6/7/2019 Hradec Králové

Thirty Years, 13 Albums, 11 NME Awards, 4 Brit Awards, 2 Mercury Prize nominations and millions of fans around the world – this is a cult number of Welsh trefoil Manic Street Preachers. 

The last time when the band performed in front of the local audience was five years ago in the crowded Lucerna Great Hall. Now the fans can finally enjoy James, Nicky, and Sean at RFP too. Only a few British bands have pride in such a long history of steady achievements, including nostalgia, modesty, and the aspiration to keep up with the trends. They play great guitar and use political slogans. As Manic Street Preachers prove, they resisted the shoegaze wave, Britpop, trip-hop, acid house, and it seems like there is no trend that would limit them even now. 

Manic Street Preachers decided to explore social, political, as well as economic issues in their songs, instead of exploring love. In addition to fans who found their way to the band through melodic lines, Manics was also able to reach out to listeners interested in their meaningful lyrics. This is where the music of today’s cult Welsh band is born. However, on the stage, loud guitars and the voice of singer James Dean Bradfield are the main attention catchers. 

Tomáš Šťástka from a journal MF Dnes has given Manic Street Preachers’ last performance in Czech a remarkable 90%  and other publicists shared the enthusiasm as well. And that was even before the highly anticipated Futurology album was released. Last year, the Welsh trio added another hilarious album Resistance Is Futile and a remastered three-part collector’s edition of This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. This album brought the band two BRIT Awards twenty years ago and a total of five awards at the NME Awards. The hits Tsunami and If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next still remain the most popular setlist items.