Johnny Marr reacted to a young fan’s heckles from the crowd by inviting him on stage to perform The Smiths classic ‘This Charming Man’.
The fan, who had travelled from Manchester to Marr’s show at Lemon Grove in Exeter, was engaged in conversation with the young fan who was requesting the track. “What’s that, you want to play ‘This Charming Man’?” Marr then asked the fan.
He added: “You just want me to play it? He want to play it! What if it’s terrible? Let’s put it to the test. I’ve got a feeling this is going to end up very, very bad.”
On the contrary, the youngster stepped up and after being handed a guitar from Marr, absolutely shredded the performance and nailed it. See the full performance below.
It’s not the first time in recent weeks the Marr has become interested in making surprise cameos on stage following his big moment at Glastonbury Festival 2019.
The Killers brought out some of their heroes as part of their blistering headline set on the Saturday evening at Glastonbury Festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage.
In a performance which seamlessly blended the old and new of The Killers’ extensive back catalogue, frontman Brandon Flowers was in energetic mood as be bounced around the stage and urged the crowd for more interaction at every possible moment.
The first encore saw Brandon Flowers invite on the Pet Shop Boys on to the stage for a rendition of the Killers track ‘Human’ before the two bands performed a cover of Pet Shop Boys’ very own ‘Always on my Mind’.
The moment they’re all talking about, however, was the second encore and the introduction of former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Marr, who had performed a rousing solo set earlier that day, joined The Killers for a memorable performance of Smiths song ‘This Charming Man’ before joining in on the final song ‘Mr. Brightside’.
“They say never meet your heroes,” Flowers told the Glastonbury crowd after performing with Marr, “but I think that went over alright,” he added.