James Morrisson, McFly and OMD announced for Liverpool Summer Pops 2007

CMP Entertainment are proud to announce the first 3 acts confirmed for this years Liverpool Summer Pops, which will this year relocate to the world-famous Aintree racecourse July 2007.

Brit Award winner James Morrisson, the UK’s hottest boy band McFly and Liverpool electro-pop legends Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Darkare the first star names to sign up for the 2007 Summer Pops. Tickets for the shows will go on sale next FRIDAY, 9th MARCH, at 9.00am.

James Morrisson will play The Pops on July 11th. His last show in the city, at the Carling Academy last December, sold out in minutes, and the singer, voted Best British Male Solo Artist at the 2007 Brits last month and whose debut Number One album ‘Undiscovered’ has now sold in excess 1.5 million, said he was looking forward to returning to the city.

He said: “I had a fantastic night in Liverpool last time, the audience were really up for it. It should be another great night and I can¹t wait to come back”

The nation¹s best loved boy band McFly will make their second “Pops” appearance on July 20th. The youngest band ever to chart at No1 with their debut album, an award previously held by The Beatles, are delighted to be playing the event again. McFly¹s Tom Fletcher said :”The Liverpool gigs were unbelievable last time, what a fantastic crowd. We can¹t wait to come back.”

OMD, Liverpool pioneers of British electronic music play a historic home-town show on July 21st. Founders Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys are reuniting for the first time since 1989 with a band that also features originals Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes.

McCluskey said:  “Every band will tell you that Liverpool is always a favourite city to play on any tour because the audience is the best. For OMD, Liverpool is also our our home town gig. What better place to celebrate the last night of our comeback tour?”

Liverpool based promoter Chas Cole, whose company CMP Entertainment have brought artists of the stature of Sir Elton John, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan and The Who, among many others, to the Pops since 2001, has masterminded the rescue package that will see the event move to the brand new 4,500-capacity Aintree Pavilion Arena in 2007.

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