Johnny Marr ?” Shepherd?s Bush Empire ?” March 15th
Johnny Marr will play a show at Shepherd?s Bush Empire as part of his headline tour promoting his debut solo album, ?The Messenger?. This London show should be a tour highlight, before culminating in a show in his hometown of Manchester on March 22nd.
Needing no introduction, Marr has had an incredible career, from his time with possibly the greatest indie band of all time, The Smiths, to collaborations with numerous bands, such as Modest Mouse and The Cribs. He has earned himself a reputation as one of, if not the, greatest guitarists of all time. This is a show not to be missed!
?The Messenger?, recorded in Manchester and Berlin, and mastered at Abbey Road, has been garnering much critical acclaim. The brilliant title track which previewed the album will be joined by titles such as ?Word Starts Attack? and ?Upstarts?.
Speaking about the album, Marr stated: ?The underlying idea of the record is my experience of growing up in Europe,? he explains. ?When you?re away from your home city you?re more compelled to write about it, whether that?s because you?re homesick or you?ve got more objectivity, I don?t know. Growing up in the city influences you, and I?ve continued to see, stories and energy in it.?
Tickets are on sale now and pre-order bundles can be found at Johnny’s website here.
March Tour Dates:
10th ?” Oxford, O2 Academy
11th ?” Norwich, Waterfront
12th ?” Cambridge, Junction
14th ?” Brighton, Concorde
15th ?” London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
16th ?” Birmingham, HMV Institute
18th ?” Sheffield, Leadmill
19th ?” Glasgow, O2 ABC
20th ?” Liverpool, O2, Academy
22nd ?” Manchester, HMV Ritz
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— written by roisin kelleher for louderthanwar.com