Johnny Marr Unveils New Song “The It-Switch” and Announces U.S. Fall Tour‏

July 18, 2013




Johnny Marr has written and recorded a new song, “The It-Switch“, which is streaming now at Pitchfork. The song is the b-side to Marr’s new single “New Town Velocity,” a track from his celebrated solo debut The Messenger (Sire/ADA) out earlier this year to overwhelming worldwide acclaim. The single will be released exclusively in the U.K. next week as a limited edition 7″ vinyl, and an iTunes download.

 Marr will return to the U.S. this fall, headlining a nationwide tour that kicks off on the West Coast on October 31 and includes a stop at Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Festival. The 4-week trek builds upon Marr’s well-received spring tour that included a show-stopping set at Coachella and a performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon where he performed his single “The Messenger” before launching into a thrilling rendition of The Smiths’ classic “How Soon Is Now.”

 The release of The Messenger marks a significant milestone in Marr’s distinguished career. First known for his work as the creative force behind The Smiths, Marr has spent the last two decades collaborating with a diverse array of acclaimed bands, including Talking Heads, Pet Shop Boys, The The, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs and more. One of the most celebrated and influential artists in the history of contemporary music, Marr has earned recognition as one of the greatest guitar players of all time from such outlets as Rolling Stone and SPIN, and most recently earning NME‘s Godlike Genius award. With The Messenger, Marr continues to evolve as he steps into the spotlight for the first true solo album of his career.

 Johnny Marr U.S. Tour Dates

Oct 31 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

Nov 01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

Nov 02 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater

Nov 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Nov 08 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival

Nov 09 – Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theater

Nov 11 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue

Nov 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Fun House

Nov 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

Nov 16 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall

Nov 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!

Nov 19 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

Nov 20 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel

Nov 22 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

Nov 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage

Nov 24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live

Nov 25 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre

Nov 26 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

You can purchase The Messenger right now on iTunes.

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