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To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the platinum selling 1996 record that scored the Welsh rock group their first commercial success, a special box set will be released. Taken from the “Everything Must Go” reissue, here’s a preview of the book, featuring Nicky Wire’s lyric sheets and photos from the era

Nicky Wire’s lyric sEverything Must Go lyricsheet for Everything Must Go: Regarded as the Manic’s farewell to their previous sound following the disappearance of lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards, with Wire’s lyrics asking fans to forgive them for changing: ‘I just hope that you can forgive us, but everything must go’.


Australia, the fourth and final single release from the Everything Must Go. The song peaked at No 7 in the UK singles chart. Energised and upbeat, the song was adopted for TV advertisements by the Australian tourist board, but the song’s lyrics are steeped in Wire’s desire to escape Wales following Edwards’s disappearance.

Originally released in May 1996, Everything Must Go was Manic Street Preachers‘ breakthrough album, garnering four hit singles; “A Design For Life”, “Everything Must Go”, “Kevin Carter” and “Australia”. This limited edition, deluxe 12×12 box celebrates the 20th anniversary of this seminal record. Curated by the band, it contains the complete Nynex Arena show from 1997, fully restored and available here for the very first time. Also on DVD is an exclusive film about the album, Freed From Memories, directed by Kieran Evans (Kelly + Victor) plus music videos. The set is completed by with the remastered album on CD and heavyweight vinyl plus single B Sides and a 44 page book.

A Design For Life, the lead single from Everything Must Go, was a soaring, string-fuelled track that reached No 2 in the UK in April 1996 and was nominated for best British single and best British video and the Brit awards.

A Design For Life



Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go UK tour announced – tickets

Manic Street Preachers have announced that they’ll be expanding their celebrations of the songs and lyrics to classic album “Everything Must Go” to a full UK tour. Full dates and ticket details are available on their website

The band had previously announced a show to mark the 20th anniversary of the iconic 1996 album with a massive gig at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. Now, they’ll also be playing shows in Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Leeds and Glasgow. Support at these new shows comes from Editors.

Everything Must Go was the band’s first after the disappearance of cornerstone, guitarist and lyricist Richey Edwards – who went missing in 1995. His vanishing followed the release of their dark and seminal 1994 LP The Holy Bible, which the band celebrated with an anniversary tour last year – culminating in a huge show at Cardiff Castle.

Then, Everything Must Go marked their first major commercial breakthrough, containing timeless hits ‘A Design For Life’, ‘Kevin Carter’ and ‘Australia’ – winning them countless awards and establishing them as one of the biggest UK acts of the 90s.

Tickets to the new dates go on sale at 9.30am on Friday 11th December.

Manic Street Preachers will play:
13 May LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena*
14 May BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena*
16/17 May LONDON, Royal Albert Hall*
20 May LEEDS, First Direct Arena*
21 May GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro*
(*all with Editors)
28 May SWANSEA, Liberty Stadium
(with Super Furry Animals and Public Service Broadcasting)