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Alan McGee launches Creation Management, signs The Jesus & Mary Chain

By | Published on Thursday 15 May 2014

Jesus & Mary Chain

Alan McGee has announced the relaunch of Creation as a management company, with his first clients being The Jesus & Mary Chain.

McGee told Music Week: “The Mary Chain were the first band I ever managed when I was 23. That was 30 years ago and they exploded really fast. By the time I was 24, they were number one in Germany and other places. Jim [Reid] was 22, I was 24 and Douglas [Hart] was seventeen. It was fucking nuts, if you think about it. We were kids! Now, I’m 53 – I suppose that’s kind of the normal age of a manager in a lot of ways”.

He added: “Creation Management are going to sign a couple of baby bands, but the main thing for us [initially] is to do the Mary Chain right”.

The Jesus & Mary Chain kick off their new management deal with South American and US dates, followed by three UK shows at which they will perform their 1985 debut album ‘Psychocandy’ in full. The band will play London’s Troxy on 19 Nov, The Academy in Manchester on 20 Nov, and Glasgow Barrowlands on 21 Nov.

McGee is launching the company with business partner Simon Fletcher, and will continue to run his 359 record label.