Johnny Marr announces second hometown show in Manchester, get tickets

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2019
Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr will end his summer of festivals and UK shows with a homecoming gig at Manchester's Albert Hall on September 4

Johnny Marr has announced two hometown shows that will go ahead on 4 & 5 September at the Albert Hall in Manchester. Tickets for the shows are on sale now.

The former Smiths star will play two nights at Manchester's Albert Hall after a summer of festivals and UK shows.

The 55-year-old musician recently wowed fans with a surprise appearance during The Killers' headline set at Glastonbury Festival over the weekend, where they played a rendition of hit Smiths song 'This Charming Man'.

And this summer he's set to appear at a host of festivals in the UK and Europe, including Tramlines, Truck, Nile Rodgers' Meltdown, Roskilde, Mad Cool, Rock En Seine, Edinburgh Summer Sessions.

Marr recently released new single 'Armatopia', which followed the release of his acclaimed 2018 LP 'Call The Comet'.

Speaking about the track, which he has labelled "Eco-Disco", he said: "'Armatopia' is the odd state we find the ecology and ourselves in today. "Have those in control made people feel like there's only one thing left they can do? 'We're smoking till we burn out', so we dance and party. It's Eco-Disco for 2019."

Meanwhile, Marr – who was the guitarist and co-songwriter for The Smiths – recently admitted he wants to reunite with Bernard Sumner to make music together "in the future".

The 'Easy Money' singer teamed up with the New Order and Joy Division rocker in the 90s to form alternative dance supergroup Electronic, and has now said he'd love to get back in the studio with Bernard, as well as New Order's other members Stephen Morris and Gillian Gilbert.

He said: "I think me and Bernard will probably do something again in the future, Maybe I'd like to rope Stephen Morris in at some point.

"Stephen's always been one of my favourite musicians – not just because he's from Manchester, but no one's ever managed to play like him, before or since. Also, I really rate Gillian too. So maybe I'll just join New Order ... on bass."

Johnny Marr's 2019 tour dates:
July 19 – Norwich, Waterfront
July 20 – Sheffield, Tramlines Festival
July 26 – Cheshire, Carfest North
July 27 – Oxford, Truck Festival
July 28 – Birmingham, Inner City Live
July 31 – Hull, The Welly Club
August 1 – Middlesborough, Middlesbrough Empire
August 2 – Inverness, Belladrum
August 23 – Paris, France, Rock En Seine
August 25 – Turin, Italy, Today's Festival
September 4 – Manchester, Albert Hall
September 5 – Manchester, Albert Hall (NEW DATE)

Tickets for Johnny Marr's new Manchester shows are on sale now. Remaining tickets for all other dates are also available.

Johnny Marr

Former Smiths guitarist, who's stuck to his indie credentials by gracing the stage with the likes of The Cribs, Dinosaur Jr and Modest Mouse.

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