Smiths’ legend Johnny Marr Announces North American Spring Tour

Smiths’ guitar legend Johnny Marr, winner of British GQ‘s 2018 “Man Of The Year” Lifetime Achievement Award and NME’s “God-Like Genius” award has announced he is returning to North America in the spring. The extensive coast-to-coast run includes Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Denver and more. Tickets are on-sale at and a full list of dates is below.
Last year, Marr released the critically acclaimed album Call The Comet. Recorded with his band in Manchester at Marr’s Crazy Face Factory, Call The Comet follows his previous UK Top 10 albums The Messenger (2013) and Playland (2014). Says Marr: “Call The Comet is my own magic realism. It’s set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It’s something that people like me can relate to.”
Praise for Johnny Marr’s live show:
His gruffer, but by no means unrefined, vocals lend fresh flavour to the Smiths tracks he drops intermittently into the set; his fired-up “Bigmouth”, stabbed through with trademark arpeggios, seems designed to remind us that the Smiths were as much gobby post-punk rabble as they were foppish ego cult, while “The Headmaster Ritual” could be Daytripper-era Beatles with switchblades up their blazer sleeves.” (4 Stars)- The Guardian
Marr (was) showcasing his great new album which somehow manages to combine those perfect Marr-lodies with a whiff of early eighties post-punk melancholy but also nods to that patented chiming guitar sound that he trademarked in the Smiths. The new album is his finest solo offering yet and the gig was a celebration of this and his own back pages…a perfect example of how seamlessly it all fits together into a continuous career whole in a sweatshod celebration of a decades long quest of guitar pop brilliance.” Louder Than War
“…the songs themselves sounded urgent and engaged. Guitar solosemerged with power and clarity within songs.” The Financial Times
TOUR04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse04/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre04/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre05/01 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater05/03 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall05/04 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall05/06 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount05/07 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom05/08 – Portland, ME @ Aura05/10 – London, ON @ London Music Hall05/11 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall05/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre05/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The . Pabst Theater05/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s05/16 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre05/18 – Las Vegas @ Brooklyn Bowl05/19 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues05/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues05/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Ampitheatre
Watch the video for “The Tracers” HERE.Watch the video for “Hi Hello” HERE.Watch the video for “Sprial Cities” HERE.Johnny spoke with Rolling Stone about Call The Comet HERE.Order Call The Comet HERE.
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