Manics and Suede for Two Nights in SoCal: This awesome double bill of Brit-pop/Brit-rock hits L.A. a night after show at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Like the recent Pet Shop Boys/New Order tour, the bands are alternating headline spots, with Suede closing in L.A. and the Manics closing in Anaheim.
According to the press release, “Two of the UK’s most enduring and influential bands have announced a joint headline tour of North America for November. The London Suede and Manic Street Preachers both rose to prominence in the early 90s on the back of indisputably brilliant debut albums – 1992’s Generation Terrorists and 1993’s Suede – and electrifying live shows. Over the course of the next several years they would grow from punk rock youth quakers to arena-filing rock stars, earning their positions as national treasures in the pantheon of British music. Their first ever co-headlining tour kicks off in Vancouver, Canada on November 3rd.”
There’s an artist called Suede in the States, hence the fact that they have to go by the cumbersome London Suede here (see also: Charlatans UK, English Beat, London Quireboys). But whatever, it won’t affect the gig.
The London Suede’s Brett Anderson says, “I can’t think of a band I’d rather share a stage with
than the Manic Street Preachers. They have long been an inspiration to us, and I know there
are thousands of Suede fans who feel the same. It’s nearly 30 years since we last played
together and I think these shows are going to be something really special.”
Manic Street Preachers added, “We first toured with Suede in 1994 when we played with them
all across Europe. Back then, it always felt like both our bands shared a certain kind of kinship,
both aesthetically and historically. It still feels that way now, nearly three decades later.”
“This joint tour feels like a fantastic opportunity for both our sets of fans to share an amazing live
experience. And to do this in the USA and Canada in 2022 makes it even more special as our
tours there are so rare these days. We truly can’t wait.”
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