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Johnny Marr announces March 2013 UK tour dates

Johnny Marr

Story by Jack Foley

JOHNNY Marr – one of the most celebrated and influential guitarists in the history of contemporary music – gathers pace with the news that he will follow the February 25, 2013 release of his debut solo album The Messenger with his first ever solo tour in March.

Already winning critical acclaim, The Messenger has been previewed by the title track, which is currently accumulating radio play.

Marr’s current resurgence has also been supported by his recent Q Hero Award and by NME’s Ultimate Band feature in which he was named above fellow guitar legends including Jimi Hendrix, John Squire and Jimmy Page.

In addition to a London date at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, the tour will conclude with a homecoming show at Manchester’s HMV Ritz.

The UK tour dates are (all March 2013):

10 – Oxford, O2 Academy
11 – Norwich, Waterfront
12 – Cambridge, Junction
14 – Brighton, Concorde
15 – London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
16 – Birmingham, HMV Institute
18 – Sheffield, Leadmill
19 – Glasgow, ABC
20 – Liverpool O2, Academy
22 – Manchester, HMV Ritz

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, December 7 at a price of £22.50 for London and Manchester and £19.50 for all other dates.