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23 October 2023

Johnny Marr Announces April 2024 UK Headline Tour

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Johnny Marr has announced a UK headline tour for April 2024. Beginning at Newcastle’s O2 City Hall on 2 April, the dates will see Johnny perform through Spring 2024 – including London’s Eventim Apollo on 12 April – before closing at Nottingham’s Rock City on 14 April.

Tickets are on general sale here from 10am on Friday 27 October; with exclusive presale access from 10am on Wednesday 25 October available to fans who pre-order the album from Johnny’s official store here.

The news arrives amid a buzz of activity celebrating the first 10 years of the former Smiths guitarist’s solo career. Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr, a major new collection curated by Johnny, is set for release on 3 November. The album also includes two brand new songs – Somewhere and The Answer – and a number of unheard demos.

Meanwhile, 17 October saw the publication of Marr’s Guitars, a stunning new photography book, via Thames & Hudson. Following his 2016 autobiography, Set The Boy Free, Johnny describes Marr’s Guitars as “the guitar book for people who wouldn’t usually own a guitar book”. The book offers a portal into the symbiotic relationship between Johnny and the guitars that have informed not just the last decade, but the lifetime evolution of his iconic sound. With personal reflections and insights written by Johnny Marr, foreword written by Hans Zimmer and photographs shot by Pat Graham, each guitar is identified with a crucial moment, a specific song, and each embodies a key aspect of Marr’s lifelong passion for songwriting. The book also features contributions from Noel Gallagher, Bernard Butler and Ed O’Brien.

And two very special homecoming concerts, titled A Night with the Johnny Marr Orchestra, will take place at Manchester’s Factory International Aviva Studios on 7 and 8 December where, for the first time, Johnny and his band will be joined by a 30-piece orchestra. Led by conductor Fiona Brice, the orchestra has been assembled by Johnny specially for the event and is composed of musicians from across the North. Fans can expect a special set spanning Johnny’s entire 40-year career in what is tipped to be an epic finale to his 2023 live tour. Tickets are on sale here.

Johnny Marr April 2024 UK Tour Dates:

2 – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
3 – Glasgow, Barrowlands
5 – Leeds, O2 Academy
6 – Liverpool, Olympia
7 – Wolverhampton, Civic Halls
9 – Cardiff, Great Hall
10 – Bristol, O2 Academy
12 – London, Eventim Apollo
13 – Brighton Dome
14 – Nottingham, Rock City

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