Johnny Marr (ex-The Smiths, Modest Mouse) announces U.S. tour, debuts b-side “The It-Switch”

July 16, 2013 by Philip Obenschain

Johnny Marr (ex-The Smiths, Modest Mouse) announces U.S. tour, debuts b-side “The It-Switch”

Johnny Marr has announced that his next single, "New Town Velocity," from The Messenger, released earlier this year on Sire Records, will see a limited U.K. 7-inch release, as well as a worldwide digital release, next week.

Additionally, the single will contain an unreleased b-side, a poppy and upbeat track called "The It-Switch," which is streaming now on Pitchfork

The former Smiths and Modest Mouse guitarist will also debut a video for "New Town Velocity," later this week. Check out a teaser below:

Marr has also announced a fall tour of the U.S., following his initial Messenger run last spring. Set to kick off after a tour of Europe and Asia, you can check out a full list of stateside dates, including an appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest, below:

Oct. 31 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA
Nov. 1 - The Fillmore - San Francisco, CA
Nov. 2 - Fonda Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 3 - Hollywood Forever Cemetery - Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 8 - Fun Fun Fun Festival - Austin, TX
Nov. 9 - Granada - Dallas, TX
Nov. 11 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 12 - Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 13 - Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH
Nov. 16 - Webster Hall - New York, NY
Nov. 17 - Rams Head - Baltimore, MD
Nov. 19 - Cat’s Cradle - Carrboro, NC
Nov. 20 - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
Nov. 22 - Marathon Music Works - Nashville, TN
Nov. 23 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA
Nov. 24 - Freebird - Jacksonville, FL
Nov. 25 - The Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
Nov. 26 - Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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