Friday, December 30, 2005


Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke are to reunite onstage for the first time since the band split in 1987. The pair will appear together at Lancastrian super-gig Manchester Vs Cancer on Jan 28 at the MEN Arena. Other acts appearing include New Order, Badly Drawn Boy, Doves, Mani and Stephen Fretwell. The show is organised by Andy Rourke to raise funds for the city's Christie Hospital. According to an NME report, Marr said: ""Andy and I go back a long way, since our school days. We have been hanging out and seeing each other and he told me about this project. I literally applauded him and said I wanted to get involved with it if he needed any help." He added: "It's going to be interesting. We might even get a version of Blue Monday on the kazoo."

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