News: Johnny Marr Announces Headline Tour
(UK) After two huge outdoor summer shows as guest to The Who and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, NME Godlike Genius Johnny Marr can now announce a new UK tour that includes a homecoming show at Manchester’s Albert Hall.
Johnny Marr has enjoyed a rapturous start to his solo career following the critical acclaim greeted to his Top 10 solo albums ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Playland’. Meanwhile his live shows have been celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths plus others from his extensive back catalogue.
During the new tour Marr and his band will record a new live album – the first live album that Marr has been a core member of since The Smiths’ famous ‘Rank’ album was released in 1988. In addition to the new UK and Ireland headline tour, Marr’s summer festival schedule continues with Y Not (August 2nd), Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival (August 30th) and Rockaway Beach (October 10th). In addition, his international touring includes shows in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore.
“Getting out on a UK tour is exciting for me,” says Johnny. “There’s no substitute for going to a show and playing shows. Playing live is what it’s all about.”
4th – Oxford, O2 Academy
5th – Birmingham, Institute
7th – Manchester, Albert Hall
10th – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis
11th – Newcastle, University
13th – Inverness, Ironworks
14th – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms
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