Johnny Marr delivers "The Messenger" debut with U.S. tour

Renowned guitarist and The Smiths founding member Johnny Marr will celebrate his solo debut with a string of springtime North American dates following a  European leg.  // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Renowned guitarist and The Smiths founding member Johnny Marr will celebrate his solo debut with a string of springtime North American dates following a European leg.

The English singer/songwriter will first perform around his native U.K. in March before heading to North America for the April 11 tour kick-off in Las Vegas. The stateside trek features 17 stops scattered across the continent, including appearances at Coachella April 12 and April 19. The U.S. outing wraps up May 4 in Boston.

Ticketing information will be available soon via Marr's website.

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Marr is set to unveil his debut solo album, "The Messenger," Feb. 26 via Sire Records. The guitarist recorded the 12-track collection, which he wrote and produced himself, in Manchester and Berlin. Mastered at the iconic Abbey Road by Frank Artwright, the effort is currently available for pre-order via iTunes.

Perhaps best known as guitarist and co-songwriter (alongside Morrissey) of The Smiths, Marr has also performed with Modest Mouse, The Pretenders, Electronic, The The and The Cribs. Both Rolling Stone and Spin magazines have labeled Marr as one of the greatest guitar players of all time.

 tour dates and tickets

March 2013
10 - Oxford, United Kingdom - O2 Academy
11 - Norwich, United Kingdom - Waterfront
12 - Cambridge, United Kingdom - Junction
14 - Brighton, United Kingdom - Concorde
15 - London, United Kingdom - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
16 - Birmingham, United Kingdom - HMV Institute
18 - Sheffield, United Kingdom - Leadmill
19 - Glasgow, United Kingdom - ABC
20 - Liverpool, United Kingdom - O2 Academy
22, 23 - Manchester, United Kingdom - HMV Ritz
26 - Belfast, United Kingdom - The Limelight
27 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy Dublin

April 2013
11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan
12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
13 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
15 - Seattle, WA - Neumos
16 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
18 - Santa Barbara, CA - County Bowl
19 - Indio, CA - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
21 - Denver, CO - Bluebird
22 - Omaha, NE - The Waiting Room
23 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
25 - Chicago, IL - Metro
26 - Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
27 - Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix
29 - Washington, D.C. - 9:30 Club
30 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

May 2013
2 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
3 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
4 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

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