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27 July 2021

Johnny Marr Announces UK Headline Shows For September 2021

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Johnny Marr has announced UK headline shows for September 2021. The guitar great will play a run of intimate dates including London’s Electric Ballroom, Leeds’ Stylus and Blackburn’s King George’s Hall ahead of a sold-out show alongside The Courteeners at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground.

Tickets are on general sale from 10AM, Friday 30 July here. An exclusive fan pre-order is open from 10AM, Wednesday 28 July, and can be accessed by signing up to the Johnny Marr mailing list at johnnymarr.com.

The shows will mark Johnny’s return to the live stage, and first gigs since performing the James Bond soundtrack, No Time To Die, with Billie Eilish and Hans Zimmer live at the 2019 BRIT Awards. Meanwhile, 2022 is shaping up to be a busy year for Marr, he was recently announced as the special guest on The Killers’ headline US arena tour, set to begin in August through to October 2022.

Johnny Marr began his prolific career with The Smiths, establishing himself as one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists in British independent music history. His acclaimed solo career has seen multiple Top 10 albums and continued collaborations with some of the most celebrated artists in contemporary music, including Talking Heads, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs, The Avalanches, Hans Zimmer and Billie Eilish, recently recording the score and soundtrack for the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die. In 2013, NME honoured Marr with its “Godlike Genius” award and said of him: “Not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world’s greatest ever bands, the Smiths, he’s continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet.” Johnny is currently in the studio working on new music.

September 2021 Tour Dates

20 – Leeds, Stylus

21 – Blackburn, King George’s Hall

23 – London, Electric Ballroom

25 – Manchester, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting The Courteeners)

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