Johnny Marr announces UK headline tour for April 2024

Johnny Marr will perform a slew of gigs at some of the country's most iconic venues this Spring.

Johnny Marr

Amidst a buzz of activity celebrating the first ten years of his prolific solo career, all wrapped up and packaged in the highly anticipated Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr, The Smiths guitarist and songwriter will begin at Newcastle’s O2 City Hall on 2 April before concluding at Nottingham’s Rock City on 14 April. Scroll down for all the dates.

The album itself, released on 3 November via BMG, also includes two brand new songs titled ‘Somewhere’ and ‘The Answer’, in addition to a number of unheard demos.

‘Somewhere’ has already started pricking ears, with Mojo Magazine describing it as “a glistening beam of choking guitars propelled by an electro-rock pulse”, whilst Clash Magazine commented on the “unmatched sense of electricity” as the song was added straight to the BBC 6 Music and Radio 2 playlists.

Johnny Marr

Photo: Andy Cotterill

Two homecoming concerts, titled A Night with the Johnny Marr Orchestra, will take place at Manchester’s Factory International Aviva Studios on 7 and 8 December where, for the first time, Johnny and his band will be joined by a 30-piece orchestra, composed of some of the best musicians from across the North.

Johnny Marr UK tour dates


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Check out the full 2024 UK tour dates below.

Tuesday 2nd April – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Wednesday 3rd April – Glasgow, Barrowlands
Friday 5th April – Leeds, O2 Academy
Saturday 6th April – Liverpool, Olympia
Sunday 7th April – Wolverhampton, Civic Halls
Tuesday 9th April – Cardiff, Great Hall
Wednesday 10th April – Bristol, O2 Academy
Friday 12th April – London, Eventim Apollo
Saturday 13th April – Brighton Dome
Sunday 14th April – Nottingham, Rock City

Spirit Power: The Best Of Johnny Marr (Deluxe 2CD) trackisting

1. Armatopia
2. New Town Velocity
3. Easy Money
4. Spirit Power & Soul
5. Hi Hello
6. Somewhere
7. The Messenger
8. I Feel You
9. The Answer
10. Dynamo
11. Spiral Cities
12. Night and Day
13. Sensory Street
14. Walk Into The Sea
15. Candidate
16. Tenement Time
Hi Hello (Demo)
Somewhere (Demo)
The Answer (Crazy F Version)
The Messenger (Demo)
Speak out Reach Out (Crazy F Version)


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