October tour dates announced by guitar legend Johnny Marr

October tour dates announced by guitar legend Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr has announced that he will be touring the UK later this year in support of The Messenger, his debut solo album.

The iconic guitarist will be following up his summer festival performances with nine shows in October 2013, with tickets set to go on sale on June 21st.

Between October 4th and 6th he will appear at Gloucester's Guildhall, Wrexham Central Station and the O2 Academy Newcastle, with shows at Manchester Academy, Leeds Metropolitan University and Wolverhampton's Wulfrun Hall following between October 12th and 14th.

The tour concludes with a trio of gigs at Nottingham Rock City, the O2 Academy Bristol and the London Roundhouse from October 16th to 18th.

Marr is known as one of the greatest British musicians of his generation thanks to his work as guitarist and co-songwriter - alongside Morrissey - for the hugely acclaimed alternative rock band The Smiths.

Since the legendary act split up in 1987, he has been a member of Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs and launched his solo project The Messenger earlier this year to a warm critical reception.

Posted by Lizzie Rivera