A unique and exciting era for the Manics. Unfortunately, I was far too ill and depleted to fully enjoy it..
All the gigs of my life: Gig 112 – Manic Street Preachers, Wednesday, December 12, 2007, Brixton Academy
My second Manics gig of 2007, and a much more thrilling affair than the previous one.
The Manics’ triumphant return in 2007 saw me a very different fan to the one I’d been before.
All the gigs of my life: Gigs 96 and 97 – Manic Street Preachers, Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th April 2005, Hammersmith Apollo
My first gigs of my 30s saw me carrying on where I’d left off in my twenties, with another duo of shows from the Manics.
All the gigs of my life: Gigs 94 and 95 – Manic Street Preachers, Thursday 9th and Friday 17th December 2004, Wembley Arena and MEN Arena
Seeing out my gigging 2004 in the best way possible: a Manic Street Preachers winter tour.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 89 – Manic Street Preachers, Saturday, June 12, 2004 Seaclose Park, Newport (Isle of Wight Festival)
A summer seaside frolic with My Boys.
A sweltering night of shouting along to Manics rarities whilst squeezed between racks of CDs.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 70 – Manic Street Preachers, Friday, July 11, 2003, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (Move Festival)
A rousing, fun, singalong celebration of everything we love about the Manics.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 63 – Manic Street Preachers, Monday, December 16, 2002, Cardiff International Arena
This was the final night of the Manics’ Forever Delayed tour in December 2002. And it just happened to be one of the best nights of my life.
All the gigs of my life: Gig 62 – Manic Street Preachers, Sunday, December 08, 2002, Brixton Academy
The second night of 2002’s Christmas Manics weekend. A much smaller venue, and a much grumpier Wire.