Johnny Marr: New Album & Live Dates AnnouncedJohnny Marr – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – March 15th

Johnny Marr will play a show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire as part of his headline tour promoting his debut solo album, ‘The Messenger’. This London show should be a tour highlight, before culminating in a show in his hometown of Manchester on March 22nd.

Needing no introduction, Marr has had an incredible career, from his time with possibly the greatest indie band of all time, The Smiths, to collaborations with numerous bands, such as Modest Mouse and The Cribs. He has earned himself a reputation as one of, if not the, greatest guitarists of all time. This is a show not to be missed!

‘The Messenger’, recorded in Manchester and Berlin, and mastered at Abbey Road, has been garnering much critical acclaim. The brilliant title track which previewed the album will be joined by titles such as ‘Word Starts Attack’ and ‘Upstarts’.

Speaking about the album, Marr stated: “The underlying idea of the record is my experience of growing up in Europe,” he explains. “When you’re away from your home city you’re more compelled to write about it, whether that’s because you’re homesick or you’ve got more objectivity, I don’t know. Growing up in the city influences you, and I’ve continued to see, stories and energy in it.”

Tickets are on sale now and pre-order bundles can be found at Johnny’s website here.

March Tour Dates:

10th – Oxford, O2 Academy

11th – Norwich, Waterfront

12th – Cambridge, Junction

14th – Brighton, Concorde

15th – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

16th – Birmingham, HMV Institute

18th – Sheffield, Leadmill

19th – Glasgow, O2 ABC

20th – Liverpool, O2, Academy

22nd – Manchester, HMV Ritz


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All words by Roisin Kelleher. More of Roisin’s writing on Louder Than War can be found here. Roisin is on twitter as @RoisinLKelleher

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