London celebrations

Watch Johnny Marr join Primal Scream in a huge show in London

Primal Scream were joined by Johnny Marr for the encore at their massive gig in London last night (July 16) – see images below.

The band was playing their classic album “Screamadelica” in its entirety for a show at Alexandra Palace Park, and the former Smiths guitarist joined them for three songs in the encore.

After rehearsal for “Screamadelica” was over, Marr took the stage to end the set with Primal Scream, playing guitar on “Jailbird”, “Country Girl” and “Rocks”.

Marr has previously taken the stage with the band for performances of “Jailbird” and “Rocks” at the Albert Hall in Manchester in 2019.

See images from last night’s performance below.

Marr’s special appearance is the latest in a long line of onstage collaborations he’s been involved in over the summer.

Last week (July 9), he joined Pearl Jam on stage at BST Hyde Park for the second of the band’s big gigs from Seattle to London.

Marr appeared with the band when they performed “Throw Your Hatred Down”, a song which appears on the album “Neil Young And Pearl Jam”. Marr appeared for the song’s extended guitar solo, earning a rapturous response from the 65,000 people in attendance.

The previous month, Alicia Keys brought Marr on stage to cover The Smiths when she performed in Manchester.

The American R&B star was headlining the city’s AO Arena when she invited the guitarist to join her in performing one of the band’s classic songs.

Other collaborations could also be in progress. In March, Marr revealed he was working on new music with Modest Mouse – his first collaboration with the band since being part of their line-up between 2006 and 2008.

Talk to NME During last week’s Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, the band’s frontman, Isaac Brock, updated fans on the progress of the collaborations, saying, “We’ve talked about writing again, but we’ll see how that goes.” Our schedules are not necessarily aligned. I would love to write with him again and I imagine we will.