NEWS: Johnny Marr


February, 2014


Leeds Brudenell club show 24th March.
Tickets On-Sale: Tuesday 11th February
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New Johnny Marr live feature and interview in this month’s Q Magazine.


December, 2013


Johnny Marr Interview, 2013 – British GQ


“Free Christmas” by Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr: “I tried to rebel against what I was known for.” – Faster Louder

Buy tickets to see Johnny in Australia.

Read Johnny’s Alternative Queen’s Speech in this week’s NME:


November, 2013

Watch Johnny’s perform “Right Thing Right” on Conan. – Team Coco

Johnny will be on Conan tonight at 11pm on TBS.

October, 2013


Fans in LA, we have a very special opportunity for you. Johnny Marr is playing a private show for public radio station KCRW (89.9FM and on Monday, November 4th. It’s an intimate, invite-only show and we have 5 pairs of tickets to give away…” – Johnny Marr on Facebook

US Tour dates and tickets – Official Johnny Marr

September, 2013

The secrets of songwriters (featuring Johnny Marr talking about writing songs with Morrissey) – The Guardian

Dan Chats to Johnny Marr – Electric Picnic 2013:

Johnny Marr Announces Australian Shows – Official Johnny Marr

Monday 30th Dec Tasmania Falls Festival

Tuesday 31st Dec  Lorne  Falls Festival

Wednesday 1st Jan Byron Bay Falls Festival

Friday 3rd Jan  Busselton Southbound festival

Saturday 4th Jan Melbourne Corner Hotel

Tuesday  7th Jan Sydney Oxford Art Factory

August, 2013

The Ultimate Johnny Marr Collection Spotify Playlist – Stef Galley


Messenger Marr is delivering up front – The Irish Mirror

Fans of Johnny‘s band can follow Iwan Gronow (@IGronow – bass) and Jack Mitchell (@jackthesticks – drums) on Twitter.

Watch Johnny Marr highlights from Reading Festival, 2013 (UK residents only) – BBC

Un-Official Videos Of Johnny at Reading Festival, 2013:

8/24 Highlights from Johnny’s Reading Festival performance will be broadcast tonight on BBC Three and through the Red Button.

Tune into BBC Three between 7pm and 10:30 pm or hit the Red Button from 6pm until 1am for full coverage. – Official Johnny Marr on Facebook

Johnny Marr UK & USA Tour tickets – @Johnny_Marr

Q&A: Musician Johnny Marr – The Arts Desk

Marr’s new message – The Japan Times

Johnny Marr interested in working with Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner – NME

The Smiths according to their photographer (Lawrence Watson) – The Telegraph

New Town Velocity and The It-Switch single now available in all countries here. – @Johnny_Marr

The xx, Vampire Weekend, Alt-J, Johnny Marr nominated for AIM Independent Music Awards – NME

 EPISODE 42 – JOHNNY MARR (podcast interview) – Sodajerker

July, 2013

Listen to Johnny’s 5 song Live XFM Session – Official Johnny Marr Facebook

Get your JOHNNY FUCKIN MARR t-shirts here – Official Johnny Marr

Have you picked up Johnny Marr’s new single ‘New Town Velocity’ yet?

If not you can purchase it now, along with brand new b-side ‘The It-Switch’ on iTunes or on limited edition 7″ vinyl from Amazon UK - Official Johnny Marr on Facebook

Johnny Marr interviewed by Nick Zinner – Interview Magazine

UK fans! Tune into @BBC6Music today at midday to hear Johnny in session with Nemone.  - @Johnny_Marr

Listen: Johnny Marr Shares New Track “The It-Switch”, Announces U.S. Tour – Pitchfork

Show 399: Johnny Marr – Sound Opinions

“When I was in the studio people faces were in front of my eyes when my eyes closed.”

Stereo Board’s video of the week is ‘New Town Velocity.’  Tickets for autumn tour. – Stereo Board

Johnny is playing an exclusive show for @Xfm in London on 23rd July. Want to win a ticket? Visit Xfm’s website now. – @Johnny_Marr

U.S. tour dates and details on where and when to get tickets - Official Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr’s Top 10 Most Unexpected Musical Moments – Broward/Palm Beach New Times


Listen: Johnny Marr Shares New Track “The It-Switch”, Announces US Tour – Pitchfork

Tour Dates:

07-18 Sesimbra, Portugal – Super Rock Portugal
07-19 Benicàssim, Spain – Benicàssim Festival
07-27 Cumbria, England – Kendal Calling
08-10 Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic
08-11 Osaka, Japan – Summer Sonic
08-15 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop Belgium
08-23 Paris, France Paris Rock En Seine
08-24 Reading, England – Reading Festival
08-25 Leeds, England – Leeds Festival
09-01 Dublin, Ireland – Electric Picnic Dublin
09-07 Isle of Wight, England – Bestival Isle Of Wight
09-15 Portmeirion, Wales – Festival No 6
10-04 Gloucester, England – Gloucester Guildhall
10-05 Wrexham, Wales – Wrexham Central Station
10-06 Newcastle, England – Newcastle O2 Academy
10-12 Manchester, England – Manchester Academy 1
10-13 Leeds, England – Leeds Met Uni
10-14 Wolverhampton, England – Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
10-16 Nottingham, England – Nottingham Rock City
10-17 Bristol, England – Bristol O2 Academy 1
10-18 London, England – London Roundhouse
10-31 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
11-01 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
11-02 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
11-03 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Forever Cemetery
11-08 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-09 Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater
11-11 Indianapolis, IN- The Vogue
11-12 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Fun House
11-13 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
11-16 New York, NY – Webster Hall
11-17 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
11-19 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11-20 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11-22 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
11-23 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
11-24 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
11-25 Orlando, FL – The Beacham Theatre
11-26 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room

Exclusive New Johnny Marr Video Teaser (‘New Town Velocity’) –

Updated UK tour dates:

Images from the new Johnny Marr video (‘New Town Velocity’) -


Johnny Marr returning to the U.S. for 18-date fall tour in support of ‘The Messenger’ – Slicing Up Eyeballs

Johnny Marr U.S. tour dates:

Oct. 31: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
Nov. 1: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 2: Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 3: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 8: Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX
Nov. 9: Granada, Dallas, TX
Nov. 11: The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 12: Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 13: Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Nov. 16: Webster Hall, New York, NY
Nov. 17: Rams Head, Baltimore, MD
Nov. 19: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Nov. 20: Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Nov. 22: Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
Nov. 23: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 24: Freebird, Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 25: The Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL
Nov. 26: Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Cast your Vote for Johnny as Best Live Act entry for the 2013 AIM Awards.  You can show your support by clicking HERE.  Voting closes at 6pm on 15th July, so get voting and spread the word. – Official Johnny Marr

Ch-ch-ch-ch Changes in this month’s Uncut. – Johnny Marr on Facebook

Did you catch Johnny at Glastonbury Festival last weekend?  If not you can watch him performing “New Town Velocity” on the John Peel Stage. – Official Johnny Marr

The Quietus has named Johnny’s debut album ‘The Messenger’ one of their ‘Albums Of The Year So Far.’

June, 2013

Watch Johnny Marr’s entire set at Glastonbury, 2013:

Johnny Marr and others tell NME who should headline at Glastonbury next year.


Watch Johnny streaming - Glastonbury 2013 Live

Johnny Marr – “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” – Glastonbury, 2013

Johnny Marr at Glastonbury, 2013 – NME Interview

Johnny Marr – Glastonbury Interview, 2013

Johnny Marr – “New Town Velocity” – Glastonbury, 2013

Johnny Marr – “Bigmouth Strikes Again” – Glastonbury, 2013:

“The Smiths played Glastonbury in 1984 and this happened:

Unseen pics by Angie Marr” – @Johnny_Marr

Exclusive video of Johnny performing “Lockdown” off his new album ‘The Messenger’ – Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions

Exclusive video of Johnny performing “I Want The Heartbeat” off his new album ‘The Messenger’ – Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions

Johnny Marr interview: ‘I’ve been in all my favourite bands’ – The Telegraph



Johnny Marr UK tour dates and tickets – Official Johnny Marr

Watch Johnny Marr on the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions, Wednesday 26 June – 12.40 – Channel 4 – Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Get a copy of Johnny Marr’s new album ‘The Messenger’ with your tickets. On sale tomorrow 09:00” – @TicketmasterUK

“Johnny Marr in this month’s Premier Guitar Magazine.” – @Johnny_Marr

More details on Johnny Marr date at The Roundhouse – tickets go on sale this Friday at 9am – @RoundhouseLDN

Johnny Marr announces October UK tour – NME


Johnny Marr October UK Tour dates:

Gloucester Guildhall (October 4)
Wrexham Central Station (5)
Newcastle O2 Academy (6)
Manchester Academy 1 (12)
Leeds Metropolitan University (13)
Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall (14)
Nottingham Rock City (16)
Bristol O2 Academy 1 (17)
London Roundhouse (18)

New single New Town Velocity and  b-side The It-Switch out July 22. – Official Johnny Marr

“Isle Of Man Festival date : 6th July” – @Johnny_Marr Book now.

Summer Festival Dates – Official Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr : Finsbury Park : June 2013 : Live Review – Louder Than War

Watch Johnny Marr’s Performance On Later With Jools Holland – Official Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr Is Not Morrissey – Get Over It – Sabotage Times

“Don’t forget to tune into Jools Holland tonight 23.05 BBC2 to see (us) @Johnny_Marr @jackthesticks @IGronow and Doviak perform three tracks.” – @jackthesticks

“Last night Johnny took to the stage at Later With Jools Holland and performed ‘The Right Thing Right’ taken from ‘The Messenger’. Now available at all good record stores, on iTunes and over at Amazon.” – Official Johnny Marr on Facebook

Watch Johnny Marr perform “Right Thing Right” and “Bigmouth Strikes Again” on Later with Jools Holland – BBC

Johnny is set to appear on BBC later‎ tonight. You can tune into BBC2 from 10pm to watch him live.  - @Johnny_Marr

Johnny will be on Later With Jools Holland on June 4th – Jools Holland

Johnny Marr’s 10 Best Post-Smiths Songs –

May, 2013
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Portsmouth and Exeter shows added – Official Johnny Marr

Johnny’s T-shirt now available by popular demand – Official Johnny Marr on Facebook

Johnny Marr tickets available for Southampton The Brook June 6th and Dorset Electric Palace June 7th - @Johnny_Marr

21 Johnny Marr Summer Dates – Johnny Marr Official

Video: The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now?’ in Brooklyn – Slicing Up Eyeballs:

“When I was 15 and formed one of the first bands with my best friend, he was at that time one of the best musicians I’d ever heard. We were just kids. Then, in 1982, I formed a band in Manchester, and I asked my best friend to come play the bass with me and he’s still one of the best musicians I’d ever heard. And tonight, 30 years later, I’m going to invite one of my best friends in the world and he’s still one of the best musicians I’ve ever heard. From the Smiths, Mr. Andy Rourke on the bass.”

The Smiths’ Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke Reunite in Brooklyn to Play ‘How Soon Is Now?’ – Rolling Stone

Andy Rourke joined Johnny Marr for ‘How Soon Is Now?’ - Brooklyn Vegan

When we were Hand In Glove: With a very pushy guitarist and a tinny old tape recorder, how the Smiths transformed British pop culture - The Daily Mail

A Conversation With Johnny Marr – Consequence Of Sound

Johnny performs How Soon Is Now? on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon