With the Manic Street Preachers celebrating 25 years of the Holy Bible, a new concert film looks behind the scenes of their tour, Getintothis’ Michael Maloney with the latest.
A new concert film marking 25 years of the Manic Street Preachers classic album, Holy Bible is set to be released.
Be Pure – Be Vigilant – Be Brave follows the band on their 20th Anniversary tour for Holy Bible.
It was the first time the band had performed the album in its entirety, Holy Bible was the last album to feature bandmate Richey Edwards before his disappearance in 1995.
The captured footage shows the band bringing a whole range of new emotions and energy to a collection of songs that have long been ingrained into the minds of Manics fans.
Shot over the ten dates of the tour, fans can relive the explosive performances that the band brought to the stage each night.
The documentary was filmed by Kieran Evans, who has previously collaborated with the Manics on the 2012 documentary Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair, as well as shooting a series of music videos for singles from the album Rewind the Film.
The film is receiving a limited cinema release, including a screening at Picturehouse at FACT on November 2.
The documentary will then tour around the UK for the rest of November and December with Kieran Evans hosting a Q&A after a select number of screenings, dates are yet to be confirmed.
First premiered back in 2016 the new cinematic release of Be Pure… includes a new director’s cut and never before seen footage, the Manic Street Preachers have also confirmed that all profits from the film will be donated to charity.
Be Pure – Be Vigilant – Be Brave is released on November 1.
- November 1 Exeter, Picturehouse
- November 2 Liverpool, Picturehouse at FACT
- November 3 Bristol, Watershed
- November 5 London, Hackney Picturehouse
- November 18 Nottingham, Broadway
- November 20 Bangor, Pontio
- November 21 Cardiff, Chapter
- November 26 Abersywtth, Arts Centre
- November 27 Brighton, Duke of Yorks
- November 29 Edinburgh, Cameo
- November 30 Glasgow, Film Theatre
- December 2 Sheffield, Showroom