Ex-Smiths Bassist Organizes Benefit Show In Manchester
"A record of this kind has never been attempted before so it will be great if we can do it, especially as it's for charity," Rourke said. "We hope to raise £1 million to fight cancer with our 2007 concerts, and we hope this will set the ball rolling nicely. So please, show your support and help us set the world busking record on 13th January and raise some much needed money for charity." To register for the event email your name, contact details and how you plan to busk to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The gig is being backed by Versus Cancer, who are also planning a special concert at the MEN Arena on March 30. Tickets for the gig go on sale from January 12. Acts for the concert will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information go to www.versuscancer.org.
(Andy's on the right of the accompanying photo; Johnny Marr is on the left)
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