The Manic Street Preachers have announced two arena shows to benefit NHS workers on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group will perform at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on December 4 and 5, with the first concert free for NHS staff.

The second will be ticketed, with all profits going to NHS Wales charities, the band said.

We wanted to do something to show our appreciation, love and respect for the NHS and its amazing brave workers.

Manic Street Preachers Statement

Tickets will be available on Friday April 10 at 7pm.

Manic Street Preachers formed in Blackwood in 1986. They have sold more than 10 million records around the world and headlined major events including Glastonbury and T In The Park.

They have supported left-wing figures including Tony Benn and Arthur Scargill while their music has explored political themes including relations between the US and Cuba.

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