The The’s Matt Johnson made his onstage reunion last night with Johnny Marr t (11/11) at London’s Roundhouse to perform a cover of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 single “Summer in the City.”
Marr had previously recorded and toured with The The from 1988 to 1994, and this was the first time the former Smiths guitarist had appeared on stage with his longtime friend Matt Johnson in 25 years.
The The recently made their return to performing as a live band after a 16 year hiatus, making a comeback with the single “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming” featuring Johnny Marr for last year’s record store day.
Marr is currently on tour in Europe in promotion of his third solo LP Call The Comet.
Below watch an audience shot “Summer in the City” courtesy of themaltman.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) November 12, 2018
What a night & what a gig – that @Johnny_Marr knows how to play 🎸 Another brilliant one in @RoundhouseLDN with special guest @thethe #MattJohnson singing Summer In The City 😍🤘🏼 pic.twitter.com/pdXahOMrQb
— s҉O҉O҉z҉ (@soozworld) November 12, 2018
— LAURA (@modestlaura) November 12, 2018
Another evening to remember spent in the company of @Johnny_Marr @IGronow @jackthesticks @Thedoviak !! And a special appearance by Matt Johnson @thethe !! 3hr coach home now 😳 pic.twitter.com/2PsRJAwBbv
— Matthew Clow (@Clowy16) November 12, 2018