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Johnny Marr joins Broken Social Scene to play “Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl” in Manchester — watch

on May 24, 2017, 11:21am

Broken Social Scene were inspired to end their five-year hiatus following the 2015 terrorist attack at Paris’ Bataclan. Last night, they launched their first European tour since reconvening in Manchester, England — just 24 hours after the bombing at the Manchester Arena claimed 22 lives.

It was inauspicious timing, but as the music community tends to do in these situations, BSS came out strong for their performance at Albert Hall. And they weren’t alone, as they welcomed a special guest in local icon Johnny Marr.

“What’s most important is tonight we’re here together, all of us,” Kevin Drew said at the onset. “And that’s what we can do, and that’s what we’re doing. So thank you, Manchester. We’re so happy, there’s no other place we’d rather be than here with you. So to start this show to show you how we love your town, there’s a man who I love dearly who’s come out to play for you. He is your city, he is your legend. Please give it up for Mr. Johnny Marr.”

Marr joined the band for a rendition of “Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl” and “Cause=Time”. Watch fan-shot footage up above.

Broken Social Scene’s new album, Hug of Thunderis out July 7th. Find their tour schedule below.

Broken Social Scene 2017 Tour Dates:
05/24 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
05/26 – Neustrelitz, DE @ Immergut Festival
05/28 – Antwerp, BE @ Trix Club
05/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
05/30 – Paris, FR @ Alhambra
06/01 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
06/03 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Music & Arts Festival
06/24 – Pasadena, CA @ Arroyo Seco Weekend
07/21-23 – Edmonton, AB @ Interstellar Rodeo
08/05 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
09/16 – Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
09/17 – New York, NY @ Meadows Music & Art Festival
09/19 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
09/21 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel #
09/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle ^
09/24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant ^
09/26 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman ^
09/27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater ^
09/28 – St. Paul, MN @ The Palace ^
09/29 – Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom ^
09/30 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore ^
10/01 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theater ^
10/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore ^
10/05 – Portland, ME @ State Theater ^
10/06 – New Haven, CT @ College Street ^
10/07 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues ^

# = w/ The Belle Game
^ = w/ Frightened Rabbit

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