Watch: Welsh heroes pay tribute to Holy Bible and premiere tracks from Futurology at Leeds gig
Andrew Trendell
12:00 29th March 2014

Manic Street Preachers kicked off their latest UK tour, debuting new material from their upcoming album Futurology in Leeds last night (Friday 28 March, 2014). Watch footage of them playing new tracks below

Taking to the stage at the First Direct Arena supported by the Eagulls, the Welsh stadium punk icons played the first of their Spring tour dates, delivering a career-spanning set that leaned on last year's Rewind The Film and the 20th anniversary of the seminal 1994 classic The Holy Bible, as well as showcasing new tracks. 

Kicking off the post-punk masterpiece 'Faster', the band then tore through a string of fan favourite singles before debuting 'Europa Geht Durch Mich' - a stomping krautrock anthem in tribute to European life, driven by a pulsing motorik beat. There's also some German lyrics in there, which sounds really cool. 

They also premiered the title track from Futurology - a wonderfully typically Manics slice of arena rock in the vein of tracks from Everything Must Go lifted by the punky enthusiasm of Generation Terrorists, but with a soulful Nicky Wire vocal in the chorus. If these new songs are anything to judge by, Futorology is going to be thoroughly excellent. 

Manic Street Preachers played:
Your Love Alone Is Not Enough
Motorcycle Emptiness
(It's Not War) Just the End of Love
Europa Geht Durch Mich (Live debut)
Love's Sweet Exile
Everything Must Go
Rewind the Film
Show Me the Wonder
You Stole the Sun From My Heart
If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next
Black Dog on My Shoulder 
This Sullen Welsh Heart (Acoustic)
Archives of Pain 
Futurology (Live debut)
You Love Us
30-Year War
Motown Junk
A Design for Life

Watch the Manics performing 'Europa Geht Durch Mich below

Watch the Manics performing 'Futurology' below

Manic Street Preachers remaining 2014 dates are below.

29 - Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
31 - Leicester, De Montfort Hall

01 - Manchester, O2 Apollo
03 - Edinburgh, Corn Exchange
04 - Glasgow, Barrowland
06 - Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
08 - Bournemouth, O2 Academy
09 - Brighton, Brighton Centre
11 - London, O2 Brixton Academy
12 - London, O2 Brixton AcademY

Tickets for all dates are on sale now. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

Below: Brilliant photos of The Manics live in Manchester

Photo: WENN