MANIC STREET PREACHERS TO Play London O2 Arena At Christmas


MANIC STREET PREACHERS will release a brand new track to coincide with the release of their complete singles collection album, and have announced details of a very special one-off Christmas show performing all the songs on the album at the O2 in London on Saturday 17th December 2011.

‘THIS IS THE DAY’ is released on 7th November and is a cover of the 1983 The The track taken from the synth-noir classic album ‘Soul Mining’.   The band have been fans of the  group and their version echoes the original whilst bringing a new dynamic production and their own distinctive sound to the song.  ‘NATIONAL TREASURES’ features the band’s 37 previous single releases from the last 21 years and 10 studio albums.   It’s also the first time since 1992’s ‘Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H)  the Manics have released a cover version as a single despite recording and playing live many versions of their favourite tracks over the years.   Formats and the tracklisting for the album have also now been confirmed, see details below.

To celebrate this release, the band will play a unique, once in a lifetime Christmas party at the O2 in London.  The band promise “Glitter, glamour, special guests and a ticker-tape celebration.  A never to be repeated one-off visual experience encompassing 21 years of MSP with 38 songs – from 1990’s ‘Motown Junk’ to (but not in order!) 2011’s ‘The Is The Day’.  There will be an interval in order to top up on refreshments and like all the best parties, you’ll talk about it for years to come and your friends will wish they’d been there.”

The album is released on 31st October via iTunes and iTunes LP, as a double CD, a 2 x CD + DVD set featuring all 38 videos and some bonus video content and an amazing box set with 38 x vinyl finish CD Singles, a poster, a DVD of all the videos, 7” vinyl of New Art Riot, Suicide Alley, Jackie Collins Existential Question Time, Manics lipstick and vanity mirror and a limited number will also contain a 7” of Motown Junk. All the singles have been re-mastered. See   for further details.

17 December  LONDON, O2 ARENA

Tickets go on general sale Friday 2nd September at 9.30am priced £32.50 and £22.50
Pre-sale from Weds 31st August