Gallagher & band unveil Man City kit

Updated: July 16, 2011, 3:34 AM ET
ESPN.com

Manchester, England, is known widely for football and music, so Manchester City of the English Premier League combined the two as it unveiled its new uniforms this week.

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Umbro Liam Gallagher and the new home kit of his beloved Manchester City.

Liam Gallagher and his band unveiled the new Umbro home kit in a video (embedded above) that combines the club's signature song, "Blue Moon," and Beady Eye's new single, "The Beat Goes On," which is on the album "Different Gear, Still Speeding."

"I've been a City fan since I was a kid so to be involved with the launch of a new kit is colossal," Gallagher said in a news release. "Manchester City fans are known for having a lot of style and the new shirt looks mega. I love the soundwave idea and the Mod-inspired collar looks proper smart.

"Blue Moon is a top tune and has been City's song for as long as I can remember. It's been covered by loads of people but the only good one until now was the one Elvis did. I hope the fans buzz off our version and sing along to it at the stadium."

The soundwave idea Gallagher referred to is a subtle graphic that runs across the front of the jersey to symbolize Man City fans singing "Blue Moon."

"We went into the Stadium to record a section of the fans singing the song," David Blanch, senior designer at Umbro, said in a news release. "From this recording, we extracted an audio clip and created a soundwave graphic which is used within the shirt. One of the most powerful ways in which any fan can positively influence a football match is through sound. We've harnessed that and made it part of the Manchester City's home kit. This is a truly innovative football strip."

Beady Eye, which consists of members of Oasis after the departure of Gallagher's brother, Noel, released "Different Gear, Still Speeding" (iTunes | Amazon) back in March.