LEGENDARY Manchester artist and massive blue, Johnny Marr is to headline Manchester City’s season launch party – City Live.

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.

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.

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.”

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 compere 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 Moment of the Season – to name but a few.

Tickets for City Live are available from £15 (Cat 3), £20 (Cat  2) and  £25 (Cat 1) online at www.mcfc.co.uk/tickets<http://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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