Morrissey and the
Smiths played the Manchester, England, venue G-Mex,
when it first hosted musical performances in 1986. This
weekend Morrissey will headline the venue's final show
while it is still dubbed the G-Mex, with evening
concerts on December 29 and 30, according to the BBC.
train station turned convention center, sports arena, and
concert venue will begin a new life as the Manchester
Central Convention Complex starting January 1, the BBC
reported. According to the venue's Web site, the train
station served as Manchester's Central Station from
1876 until the late 1960s. It was shut down until 1982, when
Queen Elizabeth II presided over its reopening as an
exhibition and event center following renovation.
Construction to link it to the Manchester
International Convention Center began in 1998. (The