Johnny Marr’s shows in support of his critically acclaimed Top 10 debut solo album ‘The Messenger’ inspired a rapturous reception – as the review quotes both demonstrate – for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths’ plus others from his extensive back catalogue.
With the release of his second solo album coming this autumn, Johnny Marr can now confirm the following UK tour. In addition to his largest London solo show to date at the O2 Brixton Academy, he’ll also play a homecoming show at the O2 Apollo in Manchester:
13th – Lincoln, The Engine Shed
14th – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
15th – Bexhill, De La Warr
17th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
18th – Cardiff, Great Hall
20th – O2 Academy Bournemouth
21st – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
23rd – O2 Academy Brixton London
24th – Bath, Pavilion
25th – O2 Apollo Manchester
27th – O2 Academy Glasgow
28th – O2 Academy Newcastle
29th – O2 Academy Leeds
Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday, June 6th. Priced at £26 for London, £25 for Manchester and £24 for all other dates, they’ll be available from www.livenation.co.uk and www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Since the release of ‘The Messenger’, Johnny Marr has toured extensively with highlights including three sold-out shows in Manchester; major London dates at The Roundhouse and the O2Shepherd’s Bush Empire; as well as festival appearances including Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds and T in the Park.
His highest profile performance of the year to date came when he performed at the New York premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. His contributions to the film’s soundtrack (scored by Hans Zimmer) included ‘Here’, a collaboration with Pharrell Williams, while he also performed the closing credits theme song ‘It’s On Again’ with Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar on Jimmy Fallon.