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No Reunion For The Smiths

October 6, 2012

Despite rumors circulating about a reunion for The Smiths, recent reports indicate that will not happen.

The Smiths broke up in 1987 and have shown very little hope of reuniting.

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But some fans saw signs of hope after a recent interview that lead singer Morrissey had with the Herald Sun. Morrissey said in the interview, “Coachella offered a 100-per-cent vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as the Smiths.”

Following that interview, a Holy Moly article from January saying that The Smiths had confirmed tour dates, including The Glastonbury Festival, began making its rounds on the Internet, adding fuel to the rumor fire.

The combination of the statement from Morrissey and the discovery of the Holy Moly article led to guitarist Johnny Marr’s manager to respond to the rumors. In an article from NME, Marr’s manager, Joe Moss said, “It isn’t happening. We are fully focussed on preparing Johnny’s new album for release and booking shows for 2013.”

If that statement wasn’t enough to squander the hopes of optimistic fans, Morrissey’s publicist told Rolling Stone, “The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to reunite – ever.”

It’s safe to say that The Smiths will not be reuniting.

Reunion rumors are not just hard on fans. Morrissey told Billboard, “I’ve sold out large venues throughout five continents this year alone – with incredible reactions everywhere.  Yet the press will only blather on about Smiths reunion rumors. You can well imagine the frustration.”

Being in one of the biggest bands will tend to do that.


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What band that could realistically get back together would you like to see have a reunion tour? Let us know in the comments section.


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