The Smiths’ Johnny Marr Announces New Solo Album

Johnny Marr Announces New Solo Album
Chris Cantore
Written by Chris Cantore

Former Smiths guitarist / studio session wizard Johnny Marr has announced a new solo album, Call the Comet — as well as a series of “exclusive album launch shows.” Set for a June 15th release, the new album — Marr’s third solo effort — features the first single, “The Tracers,” a poppy, hook-laden gem juxtaposed with futuristic cinematic tension (as heard below.)

Call The Comet is my own magic realism,” Marr told NME about the album. “It’s set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society. The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It’s something that people like me can relate to.”

You can preorder Call the Comet on


Call the Comet tracklist:

  1. Rise
  2. The Tracers
  3. Hey Angel
  4. Hi Hello
  5. New Dominions
  6. Day In Day Out
  7. Walk Into The Sea
  8. Bug
  9. Actor Attractor
  10. Spiral Cities
  11. My Eternal
  12. A Different Gun

To coincide with the album news, Johnny Marr announced shows across Europe and North America in the months of May and June.

Johnny Marr 2018 Tour Dates:
05/12 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
05/14 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
05/16 – London, UK @ Islington Assembly Hall
05/18 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen
05/19 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
05/20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
05/21 – Berlin, DE @ Festaal Kreuzberg
05/24 – Paris, FR @ La Gaite Lyrique
05/30 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
05/31 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
06/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom

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Chris Cantore

Chris Cantore

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