SEND AWAY THE LIONS TOUR


After a prolonged silence which has seen the band take a break from touring and releasing records, MANIC STREET PREACHERS have announced a short Antipodean tour to coincide with the British Lions Tour of Australia - the rugby team’s first in over a decade and the group’s last visit since 2010.  

These rugby enthusiasts will be bringing their peerless brilliance to Australia for two shows only, each the night before the test matches against the Wallabies in Melbourne and Sydney, with shows at Melbourne’s Festival Hall on Friday 28 June and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion on Friday 5 July.

For these lifelong rugby fans, the band who enjoyed a top ten hit in 1997 with the single Australia, this seemed a one-off opportunity to combine their mutual love of the sport and the continent. The trio commented: “As massive rugby fans the chance to visit one of our favourite countries - play some gigs and watch the British and Irish Lions play Australia is an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity. We can't wait to play a selection of our greatest hits to our Australian fans and the thousands of Lions fans travelling down under. It should be an amazing and memorable few shows.”

Joining The Manics on these shows will be Brisbane-quartet Hungry Kids Of Hungary. Following the February 2013 release of their highly anticipated sophomore release You’re A Shadow, the quartet have shown once again that they seamlessly distribute a melange of influences from blues, rock, soul, R&B and 1960s style pop-rock, all tied up in their trademark hooks and grasp of melody.

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