Tag: The Messenger

Johnny Marr to release new solo album ‘Playland’ in October, tour U.K.

Johnny Marr to release new solo album ‘Playland’ in October, tour U.K.

Johnny Marr returns this October with what’s being billed as his sophomore solo album, the 11-song Playland, a collection of new music built “around a common theme of ‘songs that move at the speed of life’” that arrives just 18 months after the release of his first official solo record, The Messenger.

The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke re-reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now,’ ‘Please, Please, Please’

The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke re-reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now,’ ‘Please, Please, Please’

One-half of The Smiths reunited on stage in New York on Saturday night for the second time this year, as bassist Andy Rourke showed up toward the end of Johnny Marr’s gig at Webster Hall to once again perform their former band’s classic “How Soon Is Now?” and, this time, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” as well.

Video: Johnny Marr plays gorgeous ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ on Fallon

Video: Johnny Marr plays gorgeous ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ on Fallon

Johnny Marr made a return visit to “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night, performing “Generate! Generate!” off the new album for broadcast, but then treating the studio audience to a gorgeous, web-only performance of The Smiths’ classic “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want.”

Video: Johnny Marr gets ‘The Right Thing Right’ during visit to ‘Conan’

Video: Johnny Marr gets ‘The Right Thing Right’ during visit to ‘Conan’

Johnny Marr is currently playing his second round of American dates in support of his new solo album The Messenger, and used the occasion to stop by “Conan” to perform one of the record’s tracks for the TBS late-night show. Check out the full clip of Mr. Marr playing “The Right Thing Right.”

Contest: Win tickets to see Johnny Marr in Anaheim, Calif., on Halloween

Contest: Win tickets to see Johnny Marr in Anaheim, Calif., on Halloween

Johnny Marr will commemorate both Halloween and his 50th birthday this Thursday by opening his second U.S. tour this year in support of his new solo album The Messenger with a show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif. — and we’re giving away three pairs of tickets to see the legendary co-founder of The Smiths.

Johnny Marr debuts ‘New Town Velocity’ video — plus stream B-side ‘The It-Switch’

Johnny Marr debuts ‘New Town Velocity’ video — plus stream B-side ‘The It-Switch’

Johnny Marr today debuted the video for the latest single off his new solo album The Messenger, a moody, black-and-white clip for “New Town Velocity” that features a lot of walking, both backwards and forwards. You can check out the video below via ShortList.com, where it premiered earlier today.

Johnny Marr returning to the U.S. for 18-date fall tour in support of ‘The Messenger’

Johnny Marr returning to the U.S. for 18-date fall tour in support of ‘The Messenger’

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will follow up his lengthy spring U.S. tour with a second round of American dates late this fall in support of his new solo album The Messenger, playing 18 shows this October and November — including a slot at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas.

Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again,’ ‘Right Thing Right’ on Jools Holland

Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again,’ ‘Right Thing Right’ on Jools Holland

With a handful of U.K. concert appearances coming up this month, Johnny Marr stopped by BBC Two’s “Later… With Jools Holland” this week, with the program airing a pair of tunes (“The Right Thing Right” off The Messenger and The Smiths’ “Bigmouth Strikes Again”).

Video: The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now?’ in Brooklyn

Video: The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now?’ in Brooklyn

As Johnny Marr wraps up his U.S. tour in support of solo album The Messenger, he pulled a very special guest up on stage last night in Brooklyn: former Smiths bassist Andy Rourke who helped play “How Soon Is Now?” in an on-stage reunion of half of that legendary band. Check out video of the performance.

Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘The Messenger,’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’ on Jimmy Fallon

Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘The Messenger,’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’ on Jimmy Fallon

Johnny Marr is wrapping up his U.S. tour in support of solo album The Messenger, and found time to stop by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” last night to perform the record’s title track on air and then stuck around for a web-only performance of “How Soon Is Now?” — both of which you can see here.

New releases: Johnny Marr, KMFDM, Kirsty MacColl, Fine Young Cannibals, The Sound

New releases: Johnny Marr, KMFDM, Kirsty MacColl, Fine Young Cannibals, The Sound

This week’s new releases include brand-new albums from Johnny Marr (‘The Messenger’), KMFDM (‘Kunst’) and John Foxx (‘Evidence’), plus reissues from Fine Young Cannibals, The Blue Aeroplanes and The Sound, as well as best-ofs from Kirsty MacColl and The Human League.

Stream: Johnny Marr, ‘The Messenger’ — ex-Smiths guitarist’s new solo album

Stream: Johnny Marr, ‘The Messenger’ — ex-Smiths guitarist’s new solo album

It’s still more than a week before legendary former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr releases his new solo album ‘The Messenger,’ but you don’t have to wait any longer to hear the record — a full stream of the 12-track album premiered tonight via Rolling Stone, and you can hear it via the link included here.

Video: Johnny Marr, ‘Upstarts’ — first official single off ‘The Messenger’

Video: Johnny Marr, ‘Upstarts’ — first official single off ‘The Messenger’

Although he’s already premiered a couple tracks and released a video, Johnny Marr today debuted the video for the first official single from his upcoming solo album The Messenger, a David Barnes-directed performance clip for the song “Upstarts” that you can check out right here.

Johnny Marr announces spring U.K. tour, debuts new song ‘The Right Thing Right’

Johnny Marr announces spring U.K. tour, debuts new song ‘The Right Thing Right’

As promised, former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr will embark on a spring U.K. tour following the release of his new solo album, ‘The Messenger,’ with 10 dates announced this week in March, culminating with a show in his hometown of Manchester. Also, check out new song “The Right Thing Right.”