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“This is dedicated to everyone in this room, and the 9:30 Club, and no one fucking else,” said Johnny Marr before he closed his show with “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out” at the 9:30 Club on Sunday. The former Smiths guitarist and songwriter, out supporting his latest solo effort, Playland, still plays a mean guitar, taking that shimmery Smiths sound to a visceral new level.
Getting a little older hasn’t tamed “Johnny Fuckin Marr,” as one of his merch t-shirts read. “Has anyone got any questions?” asked Marr early in the show. When someone yelled out a band name, he replied, “That’s one of those bands with beards and shit. Do you see a stool or a laptop on stage?”
Photos from the show are in the gallery. See the show’s setlist after the jump.
Panic (The Smiths)
The Right Thing Right
New Town Velocity
Back in the Box
Bigmouth Strikes Again (The Smiths)
Speak Out Reach Out
Getting Away with It (Electronic)
How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)
Still Ill (The Smiths)
Lust for Life (Iggy Pop cover)
There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)