Johnny Marr announces US tour dates…

Having just released his album ‘The Messenger’ and the lead single ‘Upstarts’ (LTW review) Johnny Marr has previously announced a full UK tour; he has now released dates for a full US tour: not before he played a ‘secret’ intimate gig at The Night & Day Cafe, Manchester though – LTW were present and have a full review and picture gallery online now

April 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan – The Pool w/ New Order
April 12 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 16 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
April 18 – Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl w/ New Order
April 19 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 21 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
April 22 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
April 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
April 25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
April 27 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
April 29 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
April 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
May 02 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 03 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

‘The Messenger’ has been released in the USA to widespread acclaim;

The Wall Street Journal “Mr. Marr is still close to his roots. New Wave’s energy and its affinity for pop structure also informs ‘The Messenger.’ As a vocalist, Marr delivers his lines drily and honestly…but it’s the guitars that define [the album]”

The Hollywood Reporter “A collection that harkens back to his roots: the guitar jangles and shimmers, the songs are often wistful and romantic.”

Rolling Stone “…filled with Brit-pop melodies and reverbed post-punk jangles. Marr also splatters sharp, aggressive riffing and neck-breakers throughout The Messenger, giving the album a varied pace and many different slices of Marr’s songwriting.”

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.



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