VIDEO: Manics in Cambridge for secret gig

PUBLISHED: 16:55 06 October 2011

James Dean Bradfield told the audience the band would not be touring in the UK for the next couple of years but were planning a special gig at the O2 stadium on December 17.

THE Manic Street Preachers played to an audience of 50 people today (Thursday) at a secret gig in Cambridge.

The Welsh rockers were in Cambridge to promote their new album National Treasures and the secret gig, organised by Star Radio, took place in an upstairs bar area at the Cambridge Corn Exchange.

The band kicked off the session with Who Stole The Sun, with drummer Sean Moore, keeping time on a Cajon drum, and then went into This is the Day, Ocean Spray, If You Tolerate This and finishing off with A Design For Life.

James Dean Bradfield told the audience the band would not be touring in the UK for the next couple of years but were planning a special gig at the O2 stadium on December 17.

National Treasures is a compilation of 31 of the bands singles and is due for release on October 31 and includes the new single This is the Day.

The gig was organised by Star Radio who ran a competition to find 50 people to attend the event.

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