New rumours have surfaced suggesting that The Smiths will reform
later this year.
A source has told Music-News.com that frontman Morrissey,
guitarist Johnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce
will play live together this autumn.
The decision has reportedly been inspired by the reunion of
fellow Manchester band The Stone Roses, who play several outdoor
shows this year. The Smiths are said to have had conversations with
a "well-known promoter" about a comeback.
Seemingly in response to the rumours, Marr wrote on Twitter:
"Hey Everybody !! Amazing news !....My amp is fixed ! Johnny."
Rumours of a reunion have been heating up ever since Marr said
that he would reform the band if the coalition government
disbanded, although it was reported in 2006 they had turned down
£76 million ($123 million) for a 50-date tour of the US.
Frontman Morrissey was previously understood to be against the
idea, and in 2006 said: "I would rather eat my own testicles than
reform The Smiths, and that's saying something for a
Johnny Marr was featured in Issue 7 of iGuitar Magazine talking
about his musical roots and his new Signature Fender Jaguar. Read
the full article here.
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