December 20, 2013 12:45

Johnny Marr joins The Cribs for Leeds Cribsmas reunion The Cribs Tickets

The gig was the second of two special Cribsmas shows for the Wakefield trio

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: The Cribs

The Cribs were joined onstage by former band member and ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr last night (December 19) during the second of two special Cribsmas shows at Leeds Academy.

Marr, who joined the band for fourth album 'Ignore The Ignorant', hasn't performed with the trio since 2010, but came out to play two tracks – 'We Were Aborted' and 'We Share The Same Skies' – at the show. Appearing near the end of the set, Marr was introduced by guitarist Ryan Jarman, who teased that they were bringing out someone special, before declaring that the guest was "like their older brother" and "the fourth Crib... Yeah, it's Johnny".

The rest of the slot, meanwhile, comprised of a hugely well-received greatest hits set featuring celebratory glitter cannons and fake snow.

Entering to 'Come On, Be A No-One', from last years 'In The Belly Of the Brazen Bull', the band then tore through live favourite 'I'm A Realist' before exploding the first of two gold confetti cannons for 'Glitters Like Gold' to cheers from the sold-out crowd, who were on buoyant form throughout.

'Jaded Youth', 'Our Bovine Public' and 'Girls Like Mystery' followed before Ryan declared that they would try and play a song they've only played once before, but it might go wrong. The trio then launched into an acoustic 'Shoot The Poets', with the crowd singing the guitar solo, before continuing with a further crowd-pleasing selection including 'Another Number', 'Be Safe' and 'Mirror Kissers'.

Following Marr's brief return, The Cribs then played the whole of '...Brazen Bull's four track final medley, with fake snow falling throughout the songs, before ending with a huge crowd singalong of 'Men's Needs' and customary set-closer 'City Of Bugs' - replete with a second glitter shot.

Earlier in the evening, The Cribs were supported by Swim Deep and The Wytches, who both played very well-received sets to the packed Academy crowd.

Yesterday (December 18), meanwhile, The Cribs played the first of their two Cribsmas 2 shows - a follow on from 2007's inaugural Cribsmas gigs at the Brudenell Social Club, playing a special 'old skool' set comprised of songs only from 2005 and before. The band were supported by old tourmates and Leeds favourites Black Wire, who had reunited especially for two nights to play at the event.

The Cribs played:

'Come On, Be A No-one'
'I'm A Realist'
'Cheat On Me'
'Glitters Like Gold'
'Jaded Youth'
'Our Bovine Public'
'Girls Like Mystery'
'I've Tried Everything'
'Shoot The Poets'
'Anna'
'Back To The Bolthole'
'Another Number'
'Be Safe'
'Mirror Kissers'
'We Were Aborted'
'Hey Scenesters'
'We Share The Same Skies'
'Stalagmites'
'Like A Gift Giver'
'Butterflies'
'Arena Rock Encore With Full Cast'
'Men's Needs'
'City of Bugs'

Read More On This Artist

The Cribs Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


Buy The Cribs Tickets

from £30

Buy The Cribs Tickets

back to top

More News
HMV chairman says it is 'a matter of time' before they are Britain's biggest...
DFA Records deny reports New Order are working with James Murphy
Flashback Festival among three Essex events cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'
Kasabian cover Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' and announce plans to perform debut album in...
Prince reveals two new songs ahead of dual album release – listen
Neil Young rumoured to be releasing orchestral album 'Storytone'
Radiohead update official app with new music
Superfood announce details of debut album 'Don't Say That' – hear new song
Disclosure working with Mary J Blige on her new album 'The London Sessions'
Marina and the Diamonds preview snippet of new track 'Froot' – listen
Ryan Adams streams new album online
Rapper Riff Raff attacks 'chubby' Sam Smith after being cut from VMAs Instagram photo
Ash's Tim Wheeler announces debut solo album 'Lost Domain' – hear first song now
Yoko Ono announces this year's recipients of the Lennon Ono Grant For Peace
Royal Blood say debut album success shows there is 'hope for guitars and riffs' – watch
Bloc Party's Kele Okereke dismisses idea of 'Silent Alarm' anniversary tour
Mercury Music Prize 2014 nominees to be revealed next week
Today's new album releases: The Kooks, Pulled Apart By Horses and more
Arcade Fire cover Wolf Parade during final, homecoming Reflektor tour show – watch
Superfood and Honeyblood to play NME New Breed Tour
Foals and The Antlers to feature in Transgressive Records' free September downloads
Representative for Ariana Grande denies leaked nude photos are real

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
12 Sep 2014 Unity Works Wakefield

Buy The Cribs Tickets
from £30

Buy The Cribs Tickets

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today