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Johnny Marr Announces His Return To Australia & New Zealand

British guitarist and singer-songwriter, Johnny Marr, will be back on Aussie turf for a series of electrifying shows in January and February through Australia and New Zealand.

Having played sold out shows in Melbourne and Sydney to great acclaim earlier this year, these will be Marr’s first as a solo artist when he and his band roll in to Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and Auckland,

A founding member of cultural inspiration The Smiths and performer alongside the likes of Modest Mouse, Beck, Talking Heads, The The and Oasis, Marr was already rock royalty before releasing his Top 10 debut solo album The Messenger in February 2013.

In a poll conducted by the BBC, Marr was voted fourth best guitarist of the last 30 years and Phil Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Mojo magazine described him as “arguably Britain’s last great guitar stylist”.

Nothing if not prolific, Marr had begun writing sophomore solo effort ‘Playland’ almost immediately after The Messenger’s release “...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.”

Energetic, post-punk song writing complemented by Marr’s characteristic guitar licks, engaging lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. ‘Playland’ is composed around the central theme that “songs that move at the speed of light” and captures much of the spirit that made his debut so memorable.

Marr collected rave reviews when last in Australia with critics spotlighting his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from his epic back catalogue, including The Smiths and many others.

He’s one of the most celebrated guitarists in the world. Armed to the teeth with classics and his own lauded solo works, when Johnny Marr hits Australia and New Zealand in January 2015 the shows promise to be exhilarating displays of talent from a revered virtuoso.

As a special bonus each lucky ticket buyer also has the opportunity to channel the guitar icon himself and win a Johnny Marr signature Fender Jaguar guitar. The mighty instrument if valued at $3,500 and has a plethora of specialised features that reference Marr’s decades of experience. Simply head to Frontier Touring for entry details.

Frontier Members pre-sale Thursday 2nd October to Friday 3rd October.
General public on sale from 10am, Tuesday 7th October.

Tour dates

Thursday 29th January
Astor Theatre – Perth
(18+)

 Saturday 31st January
Forum Theatre – Melbourne
(18+)

 Monday 2nd February
The Gov – Adelaide
(18+)

 Wednesday 4th February
The Tivoli – Brisbane
(18+)

 Thursday 5th February
Enmore Theatre – Sydney
(All Ages)

 Saturday 7th February
Powerstation – Auckland
(18+)

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