Saturday, December 23, 2006

GMex? That won't do nicely, any more

It's never been the most comfortable of names for a venue, the GMex, but at least it made sense: The Greater Manchester Exhibition Centre. Now, though, they've decided it's time for a change, retitling themselves the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Snappy, huh?

To ring out the old name, Morrissey is swinging into action. He played as part of the first musical event there, back when he was in the Smiths. Now, he's in the middle of a two-night residency which will be the last gigs under the GMex banner.

Morrissey, of course, is the first choice for a cheery send-off.