Johnny Marr Flips 'The It-Switch,' Announces U.S. Tour

Former Smiths guitarist shares a B-side from 'The Messenger'

Johnny Marr 'The It-Switch' Stream Tour Dates
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Chris Martins

When he's not busy playing Smiths classic "How Soon Is Now" (on Fallon, at Coachella, with Ronnie Wood), Johnny Marr is steadily building support for his most recent solo album The Messenger. He's currently plotting a limited-edition 7-inch single release for the jangly U2-glossed "New Town Velocity," and he's let slip an unreleased B-side in honor of the occasion. "The It-Switch" is streaming right now at Pitchfork — perhaps to the delight of some of the full-length's critics, the new song is raw and lean, even though it's a highly snackable slab of catchy rock'n'roll. "So what's the best way I can get to know you?" Marr riffs amidst the associative lyrical pile-up. Certainly one could start by clicking on "The It-Switch." The ax-wielding Smiths legend has also just announced the North American wing of his in-progress tour. 

Johnny Marr tour dates:

July 18 - Sesimbra, Portugal @ Super Rock Portugal
July 19 - Benicàssim, Spain @ Benicàssim Festival
July 27 - Cumbria, England @ Kendal Calling
August 10 - Tokyo, Japan @ Summer Sonic
August 11 - Osaka, Japan @ Summer Sonic
August 15 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Belgium
August 23 - Paris, France Paris Rock En Seine
August 24 - Reading, England @ Reading Festival
August 25 - Leeds, England @ Leeds Festival
September 1 - Dublin, Ireland @ Electric Picnic Dublin
September 7 - Isle of Wight, England @ Bestival Isle Of Wight
September 15 - Portmeirion, Wales @ Festival No 6
October 4 - Gloucester, England @ Gloucester Guildhall
October 5 - Wrexham, Wales @ Wrexham Central Station
October 6 - Newcastle, England @ Newcastle O2 Academy
October 12 - Manchester, England @ Manchester Academy 1
October 13 - Leeds, England @ Leeds Met Uni
October 14 - Wolverhampton, England @ Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
October 16 - Nottingham, England @ Nottingham Rock City
October 17 - Bristol, England @ Bristol O2 Academy 1
October 18 - London, England @ London Roundhouse
October 31 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
November 1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
November 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theater
November 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
November 8 - Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
November 9 - Dallas, TX @ The Granada Theater
November 11 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
November 12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Fun House
November 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
November 16 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
November 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
November 19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
November 20 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
November 22 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
November 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
November 24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
November 25 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
November 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

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