Johnny Marr

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced an 18-date North American tour in support of his new solo album, The Messenger. Kicking off in Las Vegas on April 11, the three-week trek will follow several U.K. dates slated for March.

The North American tour includes two shows with New Order and performances both weekends of the Coachella Festival. Set for release on February 26, The Messenger is said by Details magazine to “hark back to the ‘80s with chiming, effects-laden guitars and dreamy vocals.” The album was written and produced by Marr, who recorded in Manchester and in Berlin. Engineer Frank Arkwright mastered the disc at Abbey Road Studios.

Johnny Marr Tour Dates

03/10/13 Sun Oxford Academy Oxford , GB
03/11/13 Mon Waterfront Norwich, GB
03/12/13 Tue Junction Goole, GB
03/14/13 Thu Brighton Concorde Brighton, GB
03/15/13 Fri Shepherd's Bush Empire London, GB
03/16/13 Sat Birmingham HMV Institute Birmingham, GB
03/18/13 Mon Leadmill Sheffield, GB
03/19/13 Tue O2 ABC Glasgow, GB
03/20/13 Wed Liverpool Academy Liverpool, GB
03/22/13 Fri The Ritz Manchester, GB
03/23/13 Sat The Ritz Manchester, GB
03/26/13 Tue Limelight Belfast, GB
03/27/13 Wed Dublin Academy Dublin, IR
04/11/13 Thu The Pool @ The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas, NV *
04/12/13 Fri Coachella Indio, CA
04/13/13 Sat The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
04/15/13 Mon Neumos Seattle, WA
04/16/13 Tue Aladdin Theater Portland, OR
04/18/13 Thu Santa Barbara Bowl Santa Barbara, CA *
04/19/13 Fri Coachella Indio, CA
04/21/13 Sun Bluebird Theater Denver, CO
04/22/13 Mon The Waiting Room Lounge Omaha, NE
04/23/13 Tue Varsity Theatre Minneapolis, MN
04/25/13 Thu Metro Chicago, IL
04/26/13 Fri Magic Stick Lounge Detroit, MI
04/27/13 Sat Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, ON
04/29/13 Mon 9:30 Club Washington, DC
04/30/13 Tue The Trocadero Philadelphia, PA
05/02/13 Thu Irving Plaza New York, NY
05/03/13 Fri Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
05/04/13 Sat Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA

* Opening for New Order