I just read on BM's website an article that will infuriate many fans here in the North of England.
It is a comment made by Tony Roberts, an apparent Tour Promoter-
"It’s a huge coup for Liverpool. You build an arena and people will come. Liverpool has a huge musical heritage and this year being Capital of Culture is a happy coincidence. We could have gone to Manchester but we thought we would support Liverpool"
Why play in a 10,000 seat arena when there is a 20,000 seat arena available 30 miles down the road?????
I know you can't please all the fans all of the time, but the demand for tickets is going to be huge for this tour in the UK.
On a sports front, imagine saying we will play this years FA Cup Final in Birmingham to support the city, knowing the biggest stadium in Birmingham only holds just over 40,000 people..... it is ludicrous
I've had to travel down the M62 to Manchester for years to see a decent gig. Now Liverpool finally get's a gig and Manchester doesnt and there's a stink about it. I would have preferred they did both but alas. The fact that the Echo Arena is half the size of the MEN is a bonus, smaller the better.
National Express Manchester to Liverpool - £6.20 return.
I think The Echo Arena is great and i will be there to...... Liverpool is now a vibrant city. My point is, it was said they could have played Manchester, but chose Liverpool instead, why not play both cities, then there will be 30,000 happy people instead of 10,000.