BOOK IT: MANIC STREET PREACHERS.
A forest of guitar bands have grown up in the past few years as the manufactured pop bubble burst. But towering over them are the Manic Street Preachers. Fresh from solo projects, James, Nicky and Sean are back with their eighth studio album - Send Away The Tigers - and their first tour in two years. Nicky Wire promises, "Springsteenesque long sets, working class rage, make-up and dumb punk fun."
Tour begins May 8 at Cambridge, Corn Exchange. pounds 25-pounds 26.50. Call Mirror Tickets on 0870 145 1136