Johnny Marr to Play Two Sold-Out Shows at Teragram to Support ‘Call The Comet’




Johnny Marr plays two sold-out nights at Teragram - Photo by Phil King
Johnny Marr plays two sold-out nights at Teragram - Photo by Phil King

By DONNA BALANCIA

Johnny Marr will support his brand new album Call The Comet, with two sold-out shows at Teragram Ballroom tonight and tomorrow, and with a fall tour.

Call The Comet was recorded with his band at Marr’s Crazy Face Studios in Manchester. The latest work, due June 15, follows the albums The Messenger, released in 2013  and Playland, released in 2014.

Call The Comet is my own magic realism,” Marr says. “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.”

Johnny Marr - Photo by Melanie Smith
Johnny Marr – Photo by Melanie Smith

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Hot tracks on Call The Comet include “Actor Attractor,” “Walk Into The Sea,” “Bug” and “Spiral Cities.”  Marr plays “Spiral Cities” during his live shows and “Bug” has been in rotation on the web and terrestrial radio.

Watch Johnny Marr on Conan:


Call The Comet is released on digital, CD and vinyl formats along with some special D2C bundle packages.

Check out the official music video for “Walk Into The Sea:”

 

‘Call The Comet’ Track List

1. Rise
2. The Tracers
3. Hey Angel
4. Hi Hello
5. New Dominations
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

 

 

Johnny Marr Tour

May 31 | New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
June 2 | San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
June 4 | “CONAN” 11pm/10c on TBS
June 5 | Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
June 6 | Los Angeles, CA @Teragram Ballroom
September 15 | Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
September 16 | Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
September 17 | Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
September 20 | Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
September 21 | Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
September 22 | Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
September 24 | Santa Cruz, CA @The Catalyst
September 25 | Berkeley, CA @ UC Theater
September 26 | San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
September 28 | Sonoma, CA @ Old Redwood Barn
September 30 | Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
October 2 | Mexico City, Mexico @ Plaza Condesa
October 4 | Los Angeles, CA @ The Theater At Ace Hotel
October 8 | San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
October 9 | Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
October 10 | Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room & Garage
October 11 | Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
October 13 | Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
October 15 | New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
October 16 | Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
October 17 | Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
October 19 | Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix
October 20 | Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
October 21 | Boston, MA @ The Paradise
October 22 | Philadelphia, PA @ TLA