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Watch Johnny Marr Perform New Song “Bug” on “Conan”

Call the Comet Due Out June 15 via New Voodoo

Jun 05, 2018
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Johnny Marr is releasing a new album, Call the Comet, on June 15 via New Voodoo. Last night he stopped by Conan to perform a new song from the album, "Bug." The song seems to be about an infectious disease. Watch the performance below, followed by his upcoming tour dates.

Previously he shared the album's first single, "The Tracers," as well as a video for another song from the album, "Hi Hello." Then he shared a video for a third song from the album, "Walk Into the Sea" (which was one of our Songs of the Week).

Marr had this to say about the album in a previous 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.

Johnny Marr Tour Dates:

06/06 Los Angeles, CA @Teragram Ballroom
09/15 Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
09/16 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/17 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
09/20 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
09/21 Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
09/22 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
09/24 Santa Cruz, CA @The Catalyst
09/25 Berkeley, CA @ UC Theater
09/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/28 Sonoma, CA @ Old Redwood Barn
09/30 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
10/02 Mexico City, Mexico @ Plaza Condesa
10/04 Los Angeles, CA @ The Theater At Ace Hotel
10/08 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
10/09 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
10/10 Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
10/11 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
10/13 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
10/15 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/17 Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
10/19 Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
10/20 Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
10/21 Boston, MA @ The Paradise
10/22 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA

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