We recently told you about the massive charity show called Manchester Vs Cancer, that will take place at the MEN Arena featuring legends from Manchester music.

The rumoured Smiths reunion is sort of happening for this, as Smiths pair Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke are to reunite onstage for the first time since the band split in 1987. Morrissey is not thought to be appearing.

The show, featuring a host of Manchester legends, takes place at the MEN Arena on January 28, and is being organised by Andy Rourke to raise funds for the city's Christie Hospital.

Rourke and Marr will play along with New Order, Badly Drawn Boy, Doves, Mani and Stephen Fretwell. More acts are expected to be announced soon.

Marr said: "Andy and I go back a long way, since our school days. We have been hanging out and seeing each other and he told me about this project. I literally applauded him and said I wanted to get involved with it if he needed any help. It's a privilege to be part of it as I am aware of the work that Christie does."

Tickets go on sale at 10 AM on Saturday, 17th December.

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