After his audience-wowing trek through town last April, Johnny Marr returns to the Fillmore in November! Tickets are on sale this Sunday for his November 1 appearance, with special guest Alamar.
Johnny Marr has written and recorded a new song, “The It-Switch”, which is streaming now at Pitchfork. The song is the b-side to Marr’s new single “New Town Velocity,” a song from his celebrated solo debut The Messenger (Sire/ADA) out earlier this year to overwhelming worldwide acclaim. The single will be released exclusively in the U.K. next week as a limited edition 7” vinyl and iTunes download.
Marr will return to the U.S. this fall, headlining a nationwide tour that kicks off on the West Coast on October 31 and includes a stop at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival. The 4-week trek builds upon Marr’s well-received spring tour that included a show-stopping set at Coachella and a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where he performed his single “The Messenger” before launching into a thrilling rendition of The Smiths’ classic “How Soon Is Now.”
The release of The Messenger marks a significant milestone in Marr’s distinguished career. First known for his work as the creative force behind The Smiths, Marr has spent the last two decades collaborating with a diverse array of acclaimed bands, including Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs and more. One of the most celebrated and influential artists in the history of contemporary music, Marr has earned recognition as one of the greatest guitar players of all time from such outlets as Rolling Stone and SPIN, and most recently earning NME’s Godlike Genius award. With The Messenger, Marr continues to evolve as he steps into the spotlight for the first true solo album of his career.