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JOHNNY MARR CONFIRMS UK TOUR + NEW SINGLE NEW TOWN VELOCITY OUT JULY 22ND

June 23, 2013 by  

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JOHNNY MARR CONFIRMS UK TOUR + NEW SINGLE NEW TOWN VELOCITY OUT JULY 22ND

Currently riding on the crest of a wave following the glowing reception which greeted his Top 10 debut solo album ‘The Messenger’, Johnny Marr can now announce a major UK tour which features a prestigious show at London’s Roundhouse on October 18th.

Marr completed his debut solo tour in March, and supported The Stone Roses recently. His international touring schedule runs as below:

June
27th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms (warm-up show)
28th – Exeter, Phoenix (warm-up show)
29th – Glastonbury

July
1st – Milan, San Siro Hippodrome
2nd – Bologna, Vicolo Bolognese
3rd – Ancona, Mole Vanvitelliana
6th – Isle of Man Festival
7th – Manchester, Jodrell Bank (special guest to New Order)
14th – T in the Park
18th – Portugal, Super Bock Super Rock
19th – Spain, Benicassim
27th – Kendal Calling

August
10th – Japan, Summer Sonic
11th – Japan, Summer Sonic
15th – Belgium, Pukkelpop
23rd – Paris, Rock En Seine
24th – Reading Festival
25th – Leeds Festival

September
1st – Dublin, Electric Picnic
7th – Bestival

OCTOBER – NEW HEADLINE TOUR
4th – Gloucester, Guildhall
5th – Wrexham, Central Station
6th – Newcastle, O2 Academy
12th – Manchester, Academy 1
13th – Leeds, Metropolitan University
14th – Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
16th – Nottingham, Rock City
17th – Bristol, O2 Academy 1
18th – London, Roundhouse

Tickets go on sale from 9am this Friday priced at £23.50 for London and Manchester, and £21 for all other dates. Support comes from Alamar.

Out July 22nd, the single ‘New Town Velocity’ crafts Johnny’s nostalgic and emotional vocals around a main riff that’s unmistakeably Marr. “It’s about reconnecting with the feelings I had growing up, the ones which shape you,” he explained to NME. “It reminded me of the hazy summer morning at fifteen when I decided not to ever go back to school.”

Released as a download track, ‘New Town Velocity’ will also be available on 7” vinyl. It’s backed by ‘The It-Switch’, a new song written and recorded specifically for this release.

Named as NME’s Godlike Genius and Q Hero at the Q Awards, Johnny Marr also made an appearance on Later… with Jools Holland in which he played recent single ‘Upstarts’ and The Smiths’ classic ‘How Soon Is Now?’.






 

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