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The Jesus and Mary Chain team up with Scarlett Johansson

Band make Hollywood-inspired comeback at Coachella

Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus And Mary Chain made their first official live appearance since 1998 at the Coachella Festival tonight (April 27).

Scarlett Johansson joined the legendary rockers on stage, singing back-up vocals during their set.

The band took the stage just after the sun had set over the mountainous California desert. Dressed all in black, they tore through classics including ‘Head On’ and ‘Some Candy Talking’ as well as a new song.

“This is fucking unreal,” frontman Jim Reid told the massive crowd.

“Are you having fun?” he asked. When the crowd responded positively he quipped, “Well, let’s see what we can do about that!”

This didn’t stop the audience from dancing and cheering throughout their hour-long set.

Just when The Jesus And Mary Chain appeared to be winding things down, 'Lost In Translation' actress Johansson took the stage dressed in a colourful paisley mini-dress. Without saying a word, she joined Reid on vocals for the chorus of ‘Just Like Honey'.

“Wasn’t that nice?” Reid asked after they finished their duet and Johansson left the stage.

The band then launched into their final song, ‘Reverence’, before wrapping things up.

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