The Messenger

Johnny Marr announces UK tour dates and new album artwork

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is releasing his first solo album early next year, and has today revealed a 10-date UK tour in March 2013 to accompany it.

The new album, called The Messenger, is due out on 25 February – with the lead single of the same name out next week.

The artwork for the album is above, and was explained by Marr thusly:

The cover picture happened one morning on the way home from the studio in Berlin. I walked under the bridge just as the sun came out. My friend took the picture and said “that’s the album cover”

Here’s the UK tour dates in full:

MARCH 2013
10 O2 Academy, Oxford
11 Waterfront, Norwich
12 Junction, Cambridge
14 Concorde, Brighton
15 O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
16 HMV Institute, Birmingham
18 Leadmill, Sheffield
19 O2 ABC, Glasgow
20 O2 Academy, Liverpool
22 HMV Ritz, Manchester

Tickets for the tour go on general sale this Friday (7 December) at 9am – but a presale might be taking place on Marr’s site before that.

Post Author: Luke Glassford

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