Smiths offered even more cash to reunite

Johnny Marr reveals silly money was on the table

Johnny Marr has confirmed recent rumours that The Smiths had been offered a fortune to reform, but added even more cash was on the table.

As previously reported, Morrissey revealed the group was offered $5m to play last year’s Coachella festival.

Now his former bandmate Marr has confirmed that the group have been offered even more than that in the past.

“I don’t really want to get into figures, but yes, I was made an offer for the Smiths to reform at Coachella,” he told his official website Jmarr.com.

“I was also offered twice as much for us to play in New York, Hyde Park and God knows where else.”

Despite offers believed to be in the region of $10m, the reunion has never taken place, with Morrissey stating: “Money doesn’t come into it. It never has. I do what I do because it’s all that I am.”