Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to release new solo album 4 years ago

Legendary Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to release new solo album

He's back.

Announcing he has a new album on the way, legendary Smiths guitarist and acclaimed solo artist Johnny Marr is to release Call the Comet this coming June.


Recorded with his band in Manchester at Marr’s own Crazy Face Studios, the new album is his third solo album and follows the critically acclaimed albums The Messenger and Playland.

Announced today with the release of new single "The Tracers" (listen here), other songs on the album include "Actor Attractor", "Walk Into the Sea", "Bug" and "Spiral Cities", the latter of which is already established as a fan favourite at Marr's live shows.


"Call the Comet is my own magic realism," says Marr. "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."

Call the Comet's tracklisting is as follows:

  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"

Call The Comet arrives June 15th and is now available to pre-order here.


Johnny Marr has also announced he will embark on a tour to preview the new album. The dates are:


12th – Ireland, Dublin, Button Factory

14th – UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club


16th – UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall

18th – Sweden, Stockholm, Nalen

19th – Denmark, Copenhagen, Vega

20th – The Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso Noord

21st – Germany, Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg


24th – France, Paris, La Gaîté Lyrique

30th – Canada, Toronto, Velvet Underground

31st – USA, New York, Gramercy Theatre


2nd – USA, San Francisco, August Hall

5th – USA, Los Angeles, Teragram Ballroom

Tickets are available via Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan scheme, which is now open for fans to register their interest.