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, alongside Television, Slayer and the Descendants.
The return to America, which Marr announced late Friday, follows a summer of European festival dates and an October tour of the U.K. The trek opens in Anaheim, Calif., on Halloween and wraps up two days before Thanksgiving in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., hitting, in between, a number of smaller markets not included on his spring tour (see full dates below). Ticket information is expected early next week.
Marr released The Messenger in February and toured the U.S. in April and early May around his appearances at the Coachella festival — a trek that included two dates with New Order and, in New York, an onstage reunion with former Smiths bandmate Andy Rourke.
Johnny Marr U.S. tour dates:
Oct. 31: House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
Nov. 1: The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 2: Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 3: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 8: Fun Fun Fun Festival, Austin, TX
Nov. 9: Granada, Dallas, TX
Nov. 11: The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 12: Mr. Smalls, Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 13: Grog Shop, Cleveland, OH
Nov. 16: Webster Hall, New York, NY
Nov. 17: Rams Head, Baltimore, MD
Nov. 19: Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Nov. 20: Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
Nov. 22: Marathon Music Works, Nashville, TN
Nov. 23: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 24: Freebird, Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 25: The Beacham Theatre, Orlando, FL
Nov. 26: Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, FL
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’
- Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again,’ ‘Right Thing Right’ on Jools Holland
- Video: The Smiths’ Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke reunite on ‘How Soon Is Now?’ in Brooklyn
- Video: Johnny Marr plays ‘The Messenger,’ ‘How Soon Is Now?’ on Jimmy Fallon
- Video: Johnny Marr and Billy Duffy tear up ‘I Fought the Law’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’
- Video: Johnny Marr plays The Smiths’ ‘There Is a Light That Never Goes Out’ at Coachella
OMG, I’ve waited 30 years to see Johnny play live, and now I’ll finally get my chance in November!!!!