Wales hope to be together stronger in Euro 2016 with Manics on board
Published 22/03/2016 | 14:21
Manic Street Preachers' rock n roll CV is about to get another addition - after football chiefs confirmed the band will release Wales' Euro 2016 official song.
The Blackwood trio's new song called Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) will be released one month before Chris Coleman's side head to France for their first major tournament since 1958.
The Manics, whose career has seen them bag two number ones and become the first Western rock band to play in Cuba, met up with the Wales squad to shoot the accompanying promo video this week.
Wales manager Coleman said: "It was fantastic to be involved with such an iconic Welsh band. Manic Street Preachers have been passionate Welsh football supporters and all the lads enjoyed the experience and joined in."
A spokeswoman for the Manics said Together Stronger (C'mon Wales) will celebrate past and present members of the Wales team and all profits from the song will go to the Princes Gate Trust and Tenovus Cancer Care.
The song will be out on May 20 - the same day the band re-issue their classic 1996 album Everything Must Go.
Frontman James Dean Bradfield said the LP, which was recorded in the wake of guitarist Richey Edwards' disappearance, meant a lot to the group.
Speaking to the NME last year he said: "It is an album that represents a quite fraught, but also a quite happy time in our lives.
"We knew that we were making something special and you don't get that feeling much."