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Johnny Marr Announces New Album and Tour, Shares New Song “The Tracers”

Call the Comet Due Out June 15 via New Voodoo

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Johnny Marr has announced a new album, Call the Comet, and shared its first single, "The Tracers." Call the Comet is due out June 15 via New Voodoo. Below is "The Tracers," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. Also below are his tour dates.

Marr had this to say about the album in a press release: "Call the Comet is my own magic realism. 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."

The former guitarist of The Smiths last released a solo album in 2014, with Playland. Last December he shared a new song not featured on the new album, "The Priest," via a video for the song. It was a spoken word track featuring British actress Maxine Peake that tackled homelessness.

Read our 2014 interview with Marr on Playland.

Call the Comet Tracklist:

01 "Rise"
02 "The Tracers"
03 "Hey Angel"
04 "Hi Hello"
05 "New Dominions"
06 "Day In Day Out"
07 "Walk Into The Sea"
08 "Bug"
09 "Actor Attractor"
10 "Spiral Cities"
11 "My Eternal"
12 "A Different Gun"

Johnny Marr Tour Dates:

May 12 | Dublin, IE at Button Factory
May 14 | Leeds, UK at Brudenell Social Club
May 16 | London, UK at Islington Assembly Hall
May 18 | Stockholm, SE at Nalen
May 19 | Copenhagen, DK at DR Koncerthuset Studie 2
May 20 | Amsterdam, NL at Paradiso Noord
May 21 | Berlin, DE at Festsaal Kreuzberg
May 24 | Paris, FR at La Gaite Lyrique
May 30 | Toronto, ON at Velvet Underground
May 31 | New York, NY at Gramercy Theatre
June 2 | San Francisco, CA at August Hall
June 5 | Los Angeles, CA at Teragram Ballroom
June 7 | Seattle, WA at Neptune Theatre

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