Johnny Marr to headline City Live
- 18 July 2014 08:29
- Posted by @MCFC
Legendary Manchester guitarist and massive Blue Johnny Marr is set to headline Manchester City’s Season Launch Party – City Live at Manchester Central on August 14.
As lead guitarist and co-songwriter of The Smiths, Marr has received critical acclaim for his music and was named a 'God Like Genius' by the NME last year. It will be the first time the City-supporting guitar hero has played live at Manchester Central (formerly the GMEX) since he did so with The Smiths 28 years ago as part of the city’s Second Summer of Love all day festival.
What’s more, he’ll be playing to a packed room of City fans!
After a spell with The Cribs, Johnny Marr brought out his debut solo album last year, entitled The Messenger. With a new album due out at the end of 2014, Marr is sure to wow fans with his set.
Taking place on August 14 at Manchester Central, City Live is set to be even bigger, better and bluer than before. Last year's event saw thousands of City fans entertained by rocker Miles Kane.
Manchester City has once again enlisted the support of lifelong Blue and funny man Jason Manford who will host and compère the evening with his no-holds-barred approach.
It will also be the first chance for fans to get up close and personal with their heroes too, when new Club signings including Bacary Sagna and Fernando will be presented to the City faithful.
City Live will showcase what's in store for the 2014/15 season, both on and off the pitch, whilst connecting local and global fans like never before.
It will also see the club's end-of-season awards being presented to players. Gongs up for grabs include the Etihad Player of the Year and Goal of the Season - to name but a few.
It’s a truly amazing line-up and a can’t-be-missed evening for all City fans, so make sure you grab your tickets while they’re still available.
Commenting on City Live, Johnny Marr said: "Like Manchester, City has always been a Club steeped in music.
"Going right back to Maine Road, there was always a couple of musicians or bands from across the City in the stands. It's the same today at the Etihad.
"City fans just know how to have a good time, so to play to a packed Manchester Central, will not only be a great party to mark the start of this season but also a special moment for me personally."
Tickets for City Live are available from £15 (Cat 3), £20 (Cat 2) and £25 (Cat 1) online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets, by telephone on 0161 444 1894 (option 1, option 1, option 2)* and to personal callers at the Stadium Ticket Office located behind the stage in BT City Square.
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