Manchester G-Mex will stage its first concerts in nearly a decade when
Rob Ballantine of
Describing G-Mex as “an iconic venue,” he said SJM wants to ensure that it remains special to the bands and Manchester’s music fans.
After the December shows, SJM will announce some of the scheduling for 2007, with the emphasis on making each gig a special event.
The Morrissey shows will be the first the venue has hosted since
It was built as a rail terminus in 1876 and, operating under the name of Central Station, served the city for almost a century.
It reopened as an exhibition and events center in 1986, staging its first show when The Smiths and
For a decade, it played an important role in the Manchester live music scene, featuring gigs from
After some major refurbishment, it concentrated on its exhibitions and a mixture of business and leisure activities. But now the city council feels the venue can be re-branded and attract a wider public.
The other Morrissey shows are at Glasgow SECC, Newcastle Arena, Nottingham Arena, Birmingham NIA and London’s
– John Gammon