Rock legends Manic Street Preachers and Suede are embarking on a joint UK and Ireland tour next summer.

Manic Street Preachers and Suede to reunite for UK and Ireland run

Manic Street Preachers and Suede to reunite for UK and Ireland run

The two bands have a long history together, having first hit the road on a European jaunt back in 1993, and last year they shared the stage for a new run across the US.

They have two shows still to complete in Tokyo, Japan, on November 18 and 19.

And then, the 'A Design For Life' and 'New Generation' groups will reunite back home in June and July 2024 for the huge outdoor shows.

The run kicks off in Llangollen in Wales on June 28, and wraps at London’s Alexandra Palace Park on July 18.

Both bands will be taking turns to close the concerts.

Tickets go on sale 9am Friday 13th October via and For Ireland, tickets will be available via

The tour news comes as the Manics are hard at work on a follow-up to ‘The Ultra Vivid Lament’, which reached number one in September 2021.

As for Suede, they are riding high on the success of their 2022 LP 'Autofiction', which made it to number two in the Official UK Album Chart.

The much-lauded record was Suede’s highest charting LP since 1999’s 'Head Music'.

They also had their own sold-out UK run in March.

Suede have had three number one album albums in the UK, but frontman Brett Anderson still feels they have "a lot to prove".

In an interview with The Sun newspaper last year, he said: “I’d like to think we might get there eventually, that’s all part of my quest.

“It always feels like we’ve got a lot of prove. We have to keep looking for something better even if perfection is an illusion, like infinity.

“We try to make a great record but it’s never quite as good as I want it to be.

“That’ll be the next one!”

The 2024 UK and Ireland Tour dates:

Friday 28 June. Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod*

Tuesday 2 July, Dublin Trinity College **

Friday 5 July, Cardiff Castle *

Wednesday 10 July, Edinburgh Castle *

Friday 12 July, Manchester Castlefield Bowl *

Saturday 13 July, Leeds Millenium Square **

Thursday 18 July, London Alexandra Palace Park **

*Manic Street Preachers close the show

**Suede close the show