Earlier this year the legendary Johnny Marr released his first ever solo album, The Messenger. Marr’s new song, The It-Switch, which is streaming now at Pitchfork, is the b-side to his new single New Town Velocity, a track from the album. The single will be released exclusively in the U.K. next week as a limited edition 7″ vinyl, and an iTunes download. By the way, Marr’s signature Fender Jaguar has got to be one of the coolest guitars in the current Fender catalog – hell, it’s really the ultimate Jaguar, with everything that’s great about the Jag and none of the bad bits that kept some players away. Check it out here.
Marr returns 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 run 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 The Smiths’ classic How Soon Is Now.
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.