The reunion of The Smiths is a hot topic amongst the community, with persistent rumours of such cropping up regularly.


Demise of The SmithsEdit

The Smiths saw guitarist Johnny Marr leave due to tension and strife within the group and exhaustion on the part of Marr. Efforts to continue without Marr proved fruitless and the band split in late 1987.

Current relationshipsEdit

Relationships between the band members remain acrimonious, especially between lead singer Morrissey and drummer Mike Joyce. Morrissey's relationship with Marr has varied by Marr's account.




  • November 2004 - VH1 screened a Backstage Pass Special episode of Bands Reunited showing host Aamer Haleem trying and failing to corner Morrissey before a show at the Apollo Theater.
  • 2006 - Morrissey declared, "I would rather eat my own testicles than reform The Smiths, and that's saying something for a vegetarian."When asked why in another interview the same year, he responded, "I feel as if I've worked very hard since the demise of the Smiths and the others haven't, so why hand them attention that they haven't earned? We are not friends, we don't see each other. Why on earth would we be on a stage together?"
  • March 2006 - Morrissey revealed that The Smiths had been offered $5 million for a performance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which he turned down, saying, "No, because money doesn't come into it." He further explained, "It was a fantastic journey. And then it ended. I didn't feel we should have ended. I wanted to continue. [Marr] wanted to end it. And that was that."
  • August 2007 - It was widely reported that Morrissey had that summer declined an offer of $75 million – nearly £40 million at the time – from a "consortium of promoters" to reunite with Marr for a fifty-date world tour under the Smiths' name in 2008 and 2009. This report was quashed and described as a hoax.
  • 29 October 2008 - Rumours that The Smiths were likely to reform for the Coachella Festival in 2009 were quashed by sources close to the band. A story in The Sun newspaper on 24th October claimed that the four original members were close to signing a deal to perform at the US festival.
  • 26 April 2012 - Fresh rumours of a Smiths reunion were denied by drummer Mike Joyce and guitarist Johnny Marr separately.