When Madonna Opened for… The Smiths? [VIDEO]

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 at 11:18 am by

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Madonna, back in the day

Some of you out there in the blogosphere might already know this, but we were fascinated to learn recently that the one and only Madonna opened for The Smiths three decades ago. Say what?

The Material Girl was a popular mainstay and a sometime-coat check gal at Danceteria when Morrissey and Co. made their first trip to the U.S., which saw them landing in the Big Apple for their first-ever show at the famous, now defunct club. Below, guitarist Johnny Marr spills the beans on how the evening went on New Year’s Eve 1983.

As most die-hard Morrissey fans know, he has many reasons for loathing Madge. Just watch him spout off about her here and read more here.

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The Smiths (L-R): Mike Joyce, Johnny Marr, Morrissey, and Andy Rourke

And speaking of Moz, he has a new album coming out at last! True to You recently revealed that the dozen-track effort, World Peace Is None of Your Business, is slated to arrive in “late June/early July” via the Capitol imprint Harvest Records. Woo hoo! This will mark Morrissey’s first set of new material since 2009’s Years of Refusal. He’ll make a stop at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on June 21.

His former bandmate, Johnny Marr, also has a new album in the works. A follow-up to his 2013 solo effort, The Messenger, is planned for this fall. In the meantime, he’s nursing a broken hand, which he injured while running in London earlier this month. Rest up, mate.

Here’s some classic Smiths to cure your work week. Oh how we miss ’em.

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