Tickets are available now.
A prominent Leicester City FC duo are embarking on a new roadshow which promises to lift the lid on life at Filbert Street, both on and off the pitch.
Former Leicester City captain Gary Mills and Barrie Pierpoint, Leicester City’s first chief executive, have teamed up to offer fans the chance to relive footballing history this autumn.
Tracing Leicester City’s evolution across the 90s, the ‘Gaz and Baz off the cuff’ tour will be on-hand at a host of venues, delivering the inside take on the Foxes ascension from Division Two underdogs to Premiership success.
Fans will be able to get up close and personal with the double act this October, with Q&A venues set and more to be announced across Leicestershire.
Coinciding with the release of Mills’ new autobiography, ‘Young Millsy’, and celebrating the success of Pierpoint’s book, ‘Minding My Own Football Business’, the team up gives fans a double take on both the business and footballing decisions that helped elevate Leicester City’s standing.
“We’re delighted to be taking our stories on the road,” said Pierpoint.
“What we have here is a chance for fans to relive a moment in time, a journey which chronicles many memorable moments, from both a footballing point of view and the business of football.
“But this won’t be dull history tour, expect plenty of laughs, stories from the dressing room and backstage banter. Nothing is off limits, and I’ll even bring a few Pierpoint out posters along for fans to hold up like old times!”
So far, seven dates and venues have been confirmed on the new tour, with the action kicking off at Blues Bar & Grill on October 1, with stops at Lutterworth, Aylestone, Coalville and Wigston all in the mix, right through to the end of November.
Tickets, which must be booked in advance, are priced at £29.50, and include a copy of Gary’s new book, worth £17.95, as well as a one-course meal.
For two-time European Cup winner Mills, the tour offers an opportunity for footballing fans to hear about his experiences both on and off the pitch, including working under the prolific Brian Clough, and his time managing teams such as Notts County, York City, Gateshead and Wrexham.
Under his management at York City, the club was promoted to the Football League and won the FA Trophy twice.
Released by Morgan Lawrence Publishing Services, ‘Young Millsy’ includes a foreword from Forest legend Garry Birtles, and traces a host of historic events throughout his career, including his take on Forest’s European Glory, leading Leicester City out at Wembley, and iconic encounters with singer Elton John and HRH Prince Charles.
“This is an interactive event not to be missed,” said Gary.
“Whether you’re a fan of Leicester, Forest or football in general, we’ll be taking questions from the audience on a host of events throughout mine and Barrie’s career.
“Both on and off the pitch, I’ve been blessed to have worked with some amazing people, so whether it’s the madness of Clough or the principles of Little you’d like to hear more on, we’re here to give you the answers and anecdotes behind it all. We can’t wait to hit the road.”
Both Mills and Pierpoint’s time at Leicester has been chronicled in the latter’s book, 'Minding My Own Football Business'. which traces the evolution of Leicester City in the 90s, including the birthplace of Fox Leisurewear, Family Night Football and the team’s journey through three Wembley playoff finals and three League Cup finals.
Contributors to the book were Foxes icons including Steve Walsh and Emile Heskey, and Pierpoint is hoping to bring a few special guests to the new tour:
“I was blessed to have such a wealth of characters contribute to 'Minding My Own Football Business', a story I could not tell without them,” he added.
“I’m hoping we’ll be able to provide one or two special surprises as we embark on this tour, so stay tuned for more info.”
Tickets for ‘Gaz and Baz off the cuff’ are available now. More venues are to be added in the coming weeks.
‘Young Millsy’ will be available from September 9, and is currently available to pre-order at morganlawrence.co.uk where you can also buy a copy of 'Minding My Own Football Business'.