Manic Street Preachers are to perform in December their record 'The Holy Bible' in full.

The 1994 album was still promoted despite rhythm guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards going missing in February 1995, and is to be performed for their first time in full at a string of live dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London.

James Dean Bradfield / Credit: WireImage

Kicking off on December 8 at Glasgow Barrowlands, it moves to two nights at the Albert Hall in Manchester on December 10 and 11 before then going to Dublin's Olympia Theatre on December 13 and concluding with three nights at London's Roundhouse on December 15-17.

Now a trio formed of singer James Dean Bradfield, bassist Nicky Wire and drummer Sean Moore, they've been hinting for months that the record's anniversary would be marked with these live shows.

Recently, Nicky said: "It's been a road test all year. That album was always about something more, so we've got to get that in our psyche. This is the first year that we've played those songs and felt comfortable, we've been doing six or seven. If there's ever a time to do it, then it's now."

Tickets go on sale at 9am, Friday September 26.


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