Resistance Is Futile, the band’s 13th studio album, has just been released on 6th April 2018 on Columbia/Sony. Of their first new recordings in four years, the band said: “The main themes of Resistance Is Futile are memory and loss; forgotten history; confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. It’s obsessively melodic, in many ways referencing both the naive energy of Generation Terrorists and the orchestral sweep of Everything Must Go. After delay and difficulties getting started, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months through a surge of creativity and some old school hard work.”

Following the twin musical departures of 2013’s largely acoustic Rewind The Film and the glacial electronics of 2014’s Futurology, Resistance Is Futile heralds a return to a classic Manics sound described by the band as “widescreen melancholia”. The songs on the album are the first recorded in the band’s new Door To The River studio (near Newport).

To coincide with the release of Resistance Is Futile, the band has announced their biggest series of UK live shows in over a decade. Support on all dates comes from very special guests The Coral.



Date Venue
Mon 23rd Metro Radio Arena
Wed 25th The SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow
Fri 27th Arena Birmingham
Sat 28th Arena Manchester


Date Venue
Tue 1st Venue Cymru Arena Llandudno
Wed 2nd First Direct Arena Leeds
Fri 4th The SSE Arena Wembley
Sat 5th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

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