Johnny Marr has been known to invite his lifelong friend Billy Duffy onstage during his solo shows, and a few nights ago in Manchester, The Cult guitarist returned the favor, bringing the ex-Smiths guitarist out in Manchester to play “Rain,” off his band’s 1985 album Love. See footage of it right here.
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Though he’s still out touring in support of last year’s full-length Call the Comet, Johnny Marr, has now released his second new, non-album single of the year, following up February’s synth-splashed “Armatopia” with “The Bright Parade,” a guitar-heavy rocker. Check it out right here.
A pair of legendary Manchester musicians — New Order’s Bernard Sumner and The Smiths’ Johnny Marr — shared the stage in Athens, Greece, on Sunday for a one-song reunion of their former band Electronic, performing the 1991 single “Get the Message.” Watch it right here.
Morrissey closed out his seven-night residency on Broadway on Saturday with something old-but-new: He treated the New York City crowd to his first-ever performance of the ballad “I Won’t Share You,” off The Smiths’ 1987 swan song Strangeways, Here We Come. Watch the performance right here.
Johnny Marr today announced that he’s being forced to postpone the first three dates of his upcoming North American tour — concerts in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. — “with much sadness and frustration” over visa issues. Full details and full tour itinerary right here.
Morrissey’s Canadian tour that was to have started Sunday night in Vancouver is on the rocks after at least the first two concerts — if not most of the trek — have been rescheduled for October “due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident incurred while traveling in Europe.” Full details here.