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Johnny Marr announces UK tour (2015)

Johnny Marr

Story by Jack Foley

AFTER two huge outdoor summer shows as guest to The Who and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, NME Godlike Genius Johnny Marr has announced a new UK tour that includes a homecoming show at Manchester’s Albert Hall.

Marr has enjoyed a rapturous start to his solo career following the critical acclaim greeted to his Top 10 solo albums The Messenger and Playland.

Meanwhile, his live shows have been celebrated for his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from The Smiths plus others from his extensive back catalogue.

During the new tour, scheduled as below, Marr and his band will record a new live album – the first live album that Marr has been a core member of since The Smiths’ famous Rank album was released in 1988.

The tour dates are (all October 2015)

4 – Oxford, O2 Academy
5 – Birmingham, Institute
7 – Manchester, Albert Hall
10 – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis
11 – Newcastle, University
13 – Inverness, Ironworks
14 – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms

Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday, July 17.