The Smiths to reunite for 2020 tour promoted by Live Nation?

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By davidt on Nov 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
  1. davidt

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    A trusted source has sent the following:

    Concert industry insiders, not authorized to speak publicly, say concert giant “Live Nation” has won the rights for the long-awaited Smiths reunion to happen next year. We know what you’re already singing to yourself (“stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before”), but because dates and venues are already said to be in the “plotting stage,” this would indicate that a Morrissey-Marr reunion is closer than ever to becoming a reality. There’s no word yet on if all four original members will share the concert stage. Morrissey just completed his “California Son” tour. According to his website, Johnny Marr has no upcoming shows scheduled. Keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned.


    Johnny Marr's Twitter response when asked regarding this story - Twitter (November 6, 2019), link via @ordinaryboy86:

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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by davidt, Nov 5, 2019.

    1. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Smiths is dead. Long live Morrissey!
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    2. Radis Noir
      Radis Noir
      Nah.
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    3. Uncleskinny
      Uncleskinny
      I will eat my beret if Joyce is involved. He jilted Moz and took his money. In his world that's unforgivable.

      What I can see happening is Moz doing an almighty volte-face, renouncing his current position on various political issues, in order to sell tickets and keep that moolah rolling in.

      I told you before - it's all about the money - always has been, still is.
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    5. mcrickson
      mcrickson
      It might be smart for Morrissey to do now. For Marr - there probably couldn't be a worse time.
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    6. vegan cro spirit 777
      vegan cro spirit 777
      probably the tour with:handpointright::guardsman::handpointleft: and the other lawnmowers.:haircut:
      a tour of bedsits.:bow:
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    7. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      the man who is always wrong. Always liked to think you’re “in the know” - couldn’t be further from the truth.
      One day you maybe right, as a blind squirrel will eventually find an acorn, but not you.
      Not a chance.
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    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      What happened, did Moz eat his own testicles already?
    9. Harsh Truth
      Harsh Truth
      Would be interesting on many levels for sure - but I still put the odds at 20% or less.

      Would the audience miss the World Peace/Munich Air/If You Don’t Like Me/Bullfighter stretch?
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    10. mcrickson
      mcrickson
      It's actually a stipulation of the tour that the Smiths have to play those songs along with Smiths material.

      Live Nation! Live Nation! My Heart's lighthouse!
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    11. Peppermint
      Peppermint
      This is sooo not going to happen, but can you imagine the fun if it did? The backstage tensions... the strops, sulks and whining... the political hand grenades and promotional self-sabotage... the inexplicable cancellations... the terrible SER tour artwork... Stick a camera crew backstage and it would be the movie of the year. Decade, actually.
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    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      It's happening, but the band is reforming with a new singer - Billy Bragg.
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    13. Amy
      Amy
      I don't buy this. Why would Marr poison all the goodwill and success he has enjoyed lately, for that?
      And why would Morrissey, ever-defensive and desperate to convince the world that he's never been happier solo, sign up for it?

      The last time we heard about a "Smiths reunion", it was a mismanaged cash-grab by the rhythm section and ended with Andy claiming total ignorance of the project (probably after getting an earful from Johnny). God knows who or what is behind the latest rumour - unless "The Smiths" are Craig Gannon, Simon Wolstencroft and Kevin Kennedy.
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    14. NealCassidy
      NealCassidy
      Is it forgivable in yours?
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    15. Amy
      Amy
      Still at it with this 'jilted' nonsense? Mike's doing "An Audience with...." type event in Leeds on Saturday, I might ask him myself and put an end to it :lbf:

      https://www.leedsinspired.co.uk/events/evening-mike-joyce-smiths
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    16. Peppermint
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    17. PuppetParrot
      PuppetParrot
      Morrissey will never be on the same stage with Johnny Marr. He has never even allowed him a guest spot. Marr guests with everyone BUT Morrissey, who bars him from his stage.
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    18. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      That's because Marr would show everyone what a mediocre band Moz has assembled around him.
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    19. reelfountain
      reelfountain
      Extra tracks and a tacky badge.

      Don't let this happen.
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