The crowd at Wembley Arena get an "early Christmas present"...

JOHNNY MARR joined Charlatans onstage at LONDON’s WEMBLEY ARENA on Saturday (December 15) on the band’s final show of their current UK tour.

The former Smiths guitarist played on three tracks including classic Charlatans songs ‘Weirdo’ and long standing show closer ‘Sproston Green’.

“It’s an early Christmas present,” Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess said introducing Marr, “Christmas rules.”

As on the other dates on the tour, Charlatans were supported by Starsailor.

|n related news, the pair’s Dublin show, due to have taken place at the Point Depot on Wednesday (December 19) has been cancelled. It is thought slow ticket sales are to blame.