Johnny Marr has announced a North American tour in support of his solo debut The Messenger (Sire/ADA) due out Feb. 26.
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 collaborated with Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, The The, Electronic and more.
One of the most influential guitarists in rock history, Marr was a member of the Modest Mouse line-up for 2007's chart topping We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. Similarly, Marr joined The Cribs when they hit the U.K. Top 10 with their 2009 release Ignore The Ignorant.
The Messenger was written and produced by Marr. Based in Portland since 2005, Marr returned to the U.K. in early 2012 to work on the album. Recorded in Manchester and Berlin, it was mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Artwright who recently collaborated with Marr on the re-mastering work for The Smiths' box set Complete.
Earlier this week, it was announced that he will receive the Godlike Genius Award at the upcoming NME Awards in England.
NORTH AMERICAN DATES
April 11 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan - The Pool w/ New Order
April 12 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 13 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
April 15 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
April 16 - Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
April 18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ County Bowl w/ New Order
April 19 - Indio, CA @ Coachella
April 21 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird
April 22 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
April 23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
April 25 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
April 26 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
April 27 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
April 29 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
April 30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
May 02 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
May 03 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 04 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club