It's due on October 6th...
Johnny Marr

One half of indie's most iconic songwriting partnership, Johnny Marr returned in 2012 with new album 'The Messenger'.

A post-punk fuelled document, it was followed by shows which amply demonstrated that the guitarist retained his bite.

Eager to strike quickly, follow up album 'Playland' will be released later this year. Available from October 6th, the material on 'Playland' was seemingly inspired by Johnny Marr's current frenetic bout of activity.

The guitarist explains: "When 'The Messenger' came out I kept on writing. I liked that the band had a momentum going on tour and a connection with the audience, and I thought that energy would be good to capture on the new record."

'Playland' will be released on October 6th. Tracklisting:

Back In The Box
Easy Money
25 Hours
The Trap
Speak Out Reach Out
Boys Get Straight
This Tension
Little King

Johnny Marr's current tour commitments:

13 Lincoln The Engine Shed
14 Southend Cliffs Pavilion
15 Bexhill De La Warr
17 Wolverhampton Civic Hall
18 Cardiff Great Hall
20 Bournemouth O2 Academy
21 Cambridge Corn Exchange
23 London O2 Academy Brixton
24 Bath Pavilion
25 Manchester O2 Apollo
27 Glasgow O2 Academy
28 Newcastle O2 Academy
29 Leeds O2 Academy

Related: European Me: Johnny Marr Interviewed

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