Watch as Johnny Marr covers The Smiths with The Last Shadow Puppets

The band were headlining Manchester's Castlefield Bowl last night (July 10)

The Last Shadow Puppets were joined by a very special guest last night as they made a headline appearance at Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl.

During the set, Johnny Marr joined them to perform on a cover of a song by his former band The Smiths.

Together, Marr, Alex Turner, Miles Kane, their band and a string quartet played a version of ‘Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me’, from the Manchester group’s 1987 album ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’.


Watch fan-shot footage of the performance below, via Rolling Stone.

Marr’s former bandmate, The Smiths’ drummer Mike Joyce was also at the gig and wrote on Facebook: “So I’m at The Last Shadow Puppets gig tonight and Johnny Marr walks on and they play, ‘Last Night I Dreamt…’

“The guy next to me says, “Seen the guy on the right with black hair? That’s Johnny Marr, the guitarist from The Smiths and this is a Smiths song they’re playing”. I didn’t say owt, I just couldn’t.”

The band also did their now-customary cover of The Fall‘s ‘Totally Wired’ with Marr. Watch footage of that track below, via Pitchfork.


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