Johnny Marr today announced that he’s being forced to postpone the first three dates of his upcoming North American tour — concerts in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Raleigh, N.C. — “with much sadness and frustration” over visa issues.
The tour, which had been scheduled to begin Saturday, now will get underway next Wednesday in Montclair, N.J. It’s the second round of touring in North America behind Marr’s third solo album, Call the Comet, following up dates last fall. The tour runs through May 21 with a final concert in Los Angeles.
On Facebook, Marr wrote:
It is with much sadness and frustration that I have to announce the postponement of the first 3 shows of our US tour due to Visa issues. We’ve made every effort to remedy the situation but unfortunately have not been able to do so. Please seek refunds at point of purchase. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone for the rest of the tour and will be there to play the Wellmont Theater, Montclair NJ on May 1. Yours sincerely. Johnny Marr.
Those he refers to a “postponement,” Marr tells fans to seek refunds for their tickets, meaning any rescheduling is not imminent. Full ticket information for the shows is available at johnnymarr.com.
See full dates below.
Johnny Marr North American tour dates
April 27: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
April 28: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
April 29: Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
May 1: Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater
May 3: Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall
May 4: New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
May 6: Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
May 7: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
May 8: Portland, ME @ Aura
May 10: London, ON @ London Music Hall
May 11: Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall
May 13: Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
May 14: Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater
May 15: Kansas City, MO @ Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s
May 16: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
May 18:Las Vegas @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 19: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
May 20: San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
May 21: Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Ampitheatre
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Listen: Johnny Marr debuts Smiths-esque ‘Hi Hello’ — second single off ‘Call the Comet’
- The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ 3CD/1DVD reissue to include unreleased 1986 live album
- ‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Johnny Marr gets his post-Smiths spotlight in 1987
- The The re-enlists Johnny Marr on first new single in 10 years for Record Store Day
- Johnny Marr to publish autobiography in 2016: ‘The time has come to tell my story’
Obviously Morrissey’s best friend
…also maybe next time get the Visas before you announce your tour.
Glad I decided to not get tickets. Morrissey canceled The Variety Playhouse and never rescheduled. Now Marr. Sucks.
Marr may have been the real genius behind The Smiths, but when it comes to canceling concerts he an amateur compared to Morrissey.
Johnny deserves the benefit of the doubt here. I wasn’t even aware he was touring and just purchased a ticket to the Anaheim show as I unqualifiedly admire him. The worst case scenario, which I doubt will happen, is that I am refunded for my purchase.
This is happening to a lot of performers from the UK and Europe.
You can thank the US government.
We had tickets to Atlanta. The Variety Playhouse is so expensive now where it used to be awesome and somewhat of a dive. We are refunded about $135 for two reserved seats. Not sure we’ll re-book as it’s very expensive.
You are right, but you got to admit they did a great job renovating. My hope is that it is now on the map for more artists to play that would not necessarily have considered it before.