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Watch Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant join Johnny Marr to cover David Bowie and Electronic in London

Johnny Marr was joined on stage by Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant at London’s Eventim Apollo last night (April 12) – check out footage from the show below. 

Marr’s The Spirit Power Tour arrived at the Hammersmith venue, and welcomed Tennant at the end of the set for covers of David Bowie’s ‘Rebel Rebel’ and Electronic’s ‘Getting Away With It’, a song on which Tennant himself sang the original lead vocals. 

“Well, seeing that it feels like a special occasion for Johnny boy and all, I’m gonna invite someone up to come and sing with us tonight,” Marr said from the stage. “Someone I have had the pleasure of working with for 30 years now, in the studio and on the stage. Please welcome, from Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant.” 

Watch fan-captured footage of the collaborations below: 

Writing about the show on X/Twitter, Marr said: “Friday night in Hammersmith was a buzz. Thank you to my ace band and my friend Neil Tennant for Rebel Rebel and Getting Away With It. The privilege was mine.” 

Johnny Marr played: 

‘Sensory Street’
‘Panic’
‘Generate! Generate!’
‘Spirit Power and Soul’
‘New Town Velocity’
‘This Charming Man’
‘Somewhere’
‘Walk Into The Sea’
‘The Answer’
‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’
‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’
‘Get the Message’
‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
‘Hi, Hello’
‘How Soon Is Now?’
‘Easy Money’
‘Rebel Rebel (with Neil Tennant)’
‘Getting Away With It (with Neil Tennant)’
‘You Just Haven’t Earned It Yet, Baby’
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
 

The Spirit Power Tour continues for 10 more shows, before eventually wrapping up in Nottingham’s Rock City on April 14. Find any tickets here. 

Marr is also set to play a number of major shows this summer, including opening for Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds at Warwick Castle, alongside The Waeve, on July 21 – get any remaining tickets here. 

He will also be one of the support acts for Suede at a show that is part of the Heritage Live concert series in Saffron Walden, Essex on August 1, alongside Nadine Shah. Tickets for that show are here. 

Earlier this year, Marr reacted to a video showing The Smiths’ ‘Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want’ being used at a Donald Trump rally. “Ahh…right…OK. I never in a million years would’ve thought this could come to pass. Consider this shit shut right down right now,” he wrote in a tweet. 

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