PHOTOS: Manics end ‘Everything Must Go’ tour with MASSIVE Swansea gig

Manic Street Preachers recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of their hit album ‘Everything Must Go’ with a 14-gig tour across Europe, ending it with a gigantic gig at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium last Saturday.

Accompanying the Manics were fellow Welsh rockers, Super Furry Animals. The first time these two bands played together was over 20 years ago, so it seemed rather fitting for them to reunite for such a momentous occasion.

Super Furry Animals played a number of fan-favourites including Slow Life, Hello Sunshine and Demons, before ending the set with Golden Retriever and the extended live version of The Man Don’t Give a Fuck.

Below: photos I took of Super Furry Animals’ support set.

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Gruff Rhys galvanizing the crowd.
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Gruff Rhys wearing a giant Power Rangers head mask.

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The crowd for the Super Furry Animals.

The Super Furries briefly left the stage after performing the majority of their set, only to reappear moments later in some of the coolest costumes I’ve ever seen…20160528-DSC_1430

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SFA showing their appreciation to the Swansea crowd.

So, after a performance which featured hazmat suits, Power Ranger masks and furry animal costumes, the crowd were left eagerly awaiting the second Welsh rock band of the day, Manic Street Preachers.

Below: photos from the Manic Street Preachers 25-song-set.

20160528-DSC_153920160528-DSC_155120160528-DSC_1554After playing all 12 songs from their album ‘Everything Must Go’, the Manics re-entered the stage to play a variety of songs which featured hit-single Motorcycle Emptiness, Your Love Alone Is Not Enough and a cover of Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.

Additionally, rare live performances of Nat West Barclays Midlands Lloyds and Roses in the Hospital were also involved in the second-half of the performance.

20160528-DSC_155820160528-DSC_161320160528-DSC_1681VIDEO: Confetti falls over the Liberty crowd as the Manics end with If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next. Watch: Manics – If You Tolerate This… Live @ Liberty Stadium 28/5/16

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Nicky Wire with the Welsh flag proudly displayed in the background.
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Manic Street Preachers playing their Welsh Euro 2016 anthem ‘Together Stronger’.

fireworksA spectacular pyrotechnic display brought the show to a close by lighting up the stormy night sky, ensuring that this gig will be treasured by those who experienced it for many years to come.

Twitter: @JacobWinter1912

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