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Johnny Marr plays Smiths classics at Manchester City party

Around 5,000 fans watched as Marr performed and new signings were introduced for first time

Johnny Marr plays Smiths classics at Manchester City party

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Johnny Marr was the musical guest as Manchester City hosted their Premier League opening party last night.

The former Smiths guitarist, who is a fan of the football club, performed in front of 5,000 fans at Manchester Central, playing songs including 'Panic', 'There Is A Light That Never Goes Out' and 'How Soon Is Now?'

Speaking after his set, Johnny Marr said: "If someone had told me when I was 11/12 that I’d be playing guitar for City and being introduced by Dennis Tueart I wouldn’t have believed them. It was a cool gig, City fans are a rock ‘n’ roll crowd, my type of people, we’re a breed and I’m one of them."

"I’m looking forward to this season, we’re the champions. Having won it twice in the last few years, I think we know how to hang onto it now."

The event was hosted by comedian Jason Manford and saw new City signings including Bacary Sagna, Eliaquim Mangala, Willy Caballero, Bruno Zuculini, Fernando and Frank Lampard introduced to fans for the first time.

Marr regularly attends Manchester City matches and was present when the club won the 2013/2014 Premier League title – he was pictured celebrating on the pitch with Noel Gallagher.

Johnny Marr tours throughout October. He will play:

Lincoln The Engine Shed (October 13)
Southend Cliffs Pavillion (14)
Bexhill De La Warr (15)
Wolverhampton Civic Hall (17)
Cardiff Great Hall (18)
Bournemouth O2 Academy (20)
Cambridge Corn Exchange (21)
London O2 Academy Brixton (23)
Bath Pavilion (24)
Manchester O2 Apollo (25)
Glasgow O2 Academy (27)
Newcastle O2 Academy (28)
Leeds O2 Academy (29)


To check the availability of Johnny Marr tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.

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