Johnny Marr is an English musician and songwriter hailing from Ardwick, Manchester. Born in 1963, he’s a multi-instrumentalist - playing guitar and piano - and is perhaps best known as the co-songwriter of The Smiths, alongside Morrissey.
Though he’s perhaps most famous for his time with The Smiths, Marr also worked with Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs. An indie and pop legend, he’s even been highlighted as one of Britain’s best guitarists (he finished fourth in a 2010 BBC vote as to who was the best guitarist in the past 30 years), and inspired many British musicians - particularly those of the Britpop scene.
Selling countless records as a bandmember, Marr’s new solo venture saw the star opening a new page in his career - his debut record ‘The Messenger’ came out in February 2013 to much praise from fans.
His second solo album 'Playland' hit shelves in October 2014, and was followed by a live album the following year named 'Adrenaline Baby'.
In 2015, Marr played a massive Teenage Cancer Trust gig at London's Royal Albert Hall, and warmed-up for the appearance with shows in Stoke, Sheffield, Liverpool and Holmfirth. In July, he warmed-up for Manchester's Summer In The City series with shows in Wakefield and Nottingham.
Johnny Marr has announced a world tour supporting new album 'Call The Comet', which is due for release in June 2018. Heading across the UK, Ireland, North America and Canada, catch him live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.
Thu 28th Jun 2018
After a short lifetime serving as a firecracker sideman while others took centre stage, guitarist Johnny Marr stepped out on his own with the release of an impressive debut solo album, ‘The Messenger’, in 2013. It was quickly, and a little disappointingly, followed by 2014’s ‘Playland’, a sequel that felt like a selection of b-sides. Thankfully, on ‘Call The Comet’ – his third album in just five years – Marr reverses his fortunes and raises the bar again.