Johnny Marr plays The Smiths hit ‘This Charming Man’ for the first time solo

Johnny Marr caused what he described as an “English indie panic attack” by performing Smith hit ‘This Charming Man’ during his solo set. 

The performance, which took place at London venue EartH in London last night, was an intimate affair and included a wide-ranging mix of Marr’s back catalogue. 

The combined a mix of Smiths classic tracks, numbers from Marr’s recent solo album Call The Comet and two singles from his Bernard Sumner side-project Electronic.

Rounding off his tour, Marr was in good spirits and welcomed requests from the crowd and, of course, you know what came. After teasing ‘This Charming Man’ and ramping up the crowd’s excitement, Marr said: “that was like a panic attack – an English indie panic attack. Man, I’m just fucking with you.” Despite that, he proceeded to play the song in full for the first time during his solo career. 

Below, see footage of Marr’s live performance along with the full set list: 

Johnny Marr setlist:

The Tracers
Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths)
Jeopardy
Day In Day Out
New Dominions
Hi Hello
The Headmaster Ritual (The Smiths)
Walk Into the Sea
Getting Away With It (Electronic)
Hey Angel
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (The Smiths)
Spiral Cities
Get the Message (Electronic)
Easy Money
How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)
This Charming Man (The Smiths)
Encore:
Rise
Bug
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby (The Smiths)

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