Johnny Marr unveils new album, tour – News

Johnny Marr unveils new album, tour

Legendary guitarist, Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) has announced a headlining fall tour in support of his new album, Playland. In an exclusive interview with Billboard, Marr revealed the nearly 30-date North American run that begins on November 9th in DC and ends with back-to-back shows in Los Angeles on December 19 & 20th. The trek also includes two shows in New York (one in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn).
Not relying on his iconic status as a former member of one of the UK’s most beloved and influential bands of all time, Marr tells Billboard, “We want to be known for being a great live band.” To read the entire announcement and interview on Billboard, which also touches on the new album, click HERE.
Marr’s lead single, “Easy Money” from ‘Playland’ has also already shot to #1 on the Alternative Specialty Radio chart and is the most added song on the BDS AAA Radio Chart. Johnny recently premiered the video for “Easy Money” on Pitchfork and Rolling Stone describes the track as having, “…throbbing bass, funky guitar and a catchy melody to mask lyrics about the downfalls of greed.”
‘Playland’ is Marr’s second solo effort and the follow up to last year’s critically acclaimed (included the honor of being named as NME’s Godlike Genius) Top 10 debut album ‘The Messenger.’ Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of ‘The Messenger’ came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on ‘The Messenger’ with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.

Johnny Marr’s North American tour dates: 
11/9; Washington, DC; 9:30 Club
11/10; Philadelphia, PA; Union Transfer
11/12; New York, NY; Gramercy Theatre
11/14; Asbury Park, NJ; Stone Pony
11/15; Brooklyn, NY; Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/16; Boston, MA; Paradise
11/18; Clifton Park, NY; Upstate Concert Hall
11/19; Montreal, QC; Corona
11/20; Toronto, ON; Danforth
11/22; Columbus, OH; Newport Music Hall
11/23; Detroit, MI; St. Andrews
11/25; Chicago, IL; Vic Theatre
11/26; Kansas City, MO; Arvest Bank Theatre
11/28; Denver, CO; Gothic Theatre
11/29; Aspen, CO; Belly Up
12/1; Missoula, MT; Top Hat Lounge
12/3; Edmonton, AB; Starlite
12/4; Calgary, AB; Republik
12/6; Victoria, BC; Sugar Nightclub
12/7; Vancouver, BC; Commodore Ballroom
12/8; Seattle, WA; Neumos
12/10; Portland, OR; Wonder Ballroom
12/11; Eugene, OR; Wow Hall
12/12; Sacramento, CA; Ace of Spades
12/14; San Francisco, CA; Independent
12/16; Pomona, CA; Glass House
12/18; Solona Beach, CA; Belly Up Tavern
12/19; Los Angeles, CA El; Rey Theatre
12/20; Los Angeles, CA; El Rey Theatre