Hell has frozen over, pigs are flying and Morrissey might just love Johnny Marr again: Holy Moly!
is reporting rumors that the Smiths
are gettin' the band back together again in 2013 for a run of four UK shows.
The site claims that two sources have confirmed that the Smiths reunion is a done deal, the dates are booked and the famed Glastonbury Festival is one of those four dates. Holy Moly! adds that the reunion will either feature the original line-up of four . . . or just three.
In a September 27 email interview with Australia's Herald Sun
, Moz also mentions an intriguing offer for Coachella
"Interestingly, the agents for Coachella offered a 100-per-cent vegetarian event for the following year if I would agree to headline with Johnny Marr as the Smiths. Fascinatingly they made it clear that they would 'not require' the Smiths' bass player or drummer . . . which I thought certainly said something."
Memorably, Morrissey made some choice remarks during his Coachella 2009 set
about the odor of barbecuing meat wafting over from the food stands — punctuated by some gagging noises: “I can smell burning flesh . . . I can smell burning flesh, and I hope to god it’s human . . . The smell of burning animals is making me sick . . . I can’t bear it!”
We're optimistic. And we're even more optimistic for a stateside reunion show. We think.