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Dinosaur Jr. Add Johnny Marr to 'You're Living All Over Me' Anniversary Gig

Former Smiths guitarist will sit in at New York show

Johnny Marr
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October 25, 2012 12:35 PM ET

Johnny Marr will join Dinosaur Jr. onstage December 1st at Terminal 5 in New York to help the Amherst, Massachusetts, shredders mark the 25th anniversary of their second album, You're Living All Over Me, the band announced today on their website

The former Smiths guitarist was the first of several promised special guests to be announced. He'll sit in with the group on a song or two as the band plays You're Living All Over Me in its entirety, followed by a second set of cuts from throughout Dinosaur Jr.'s career.

The group recently released their 10th studio album, I Bet on Sky. Check out the Tim Heidecker-starring video for album cut "Watch The Corners."

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