Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr (one of the subject in a recent W♥M Podcast) recently performed "Easy Money" from his latest Playland (Warner Music Group) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (11/11) and CBS This Morning (11/15).
As we mentioned in the podcast, he has been performing the Smiths' classic songs on his live show... and unfortunately, will not be returning back to Minneapolis. We caught Marr at a very rare meet & greet at Twin Town Guitars last year.
Johnny Marr’s North American tour dates:
11/20; Toronto, ON; Danforth
11/22; Columbus, OH; Newport Music Hall
11/23; Detroit, MI; St. Andrews
11/25; Chicago, IL; Vic Theatre
11/26; Kansas City, MO; Arvest Bank Theatre
11/28; Denver, CO; Gothic Theatre
11/29; Aspen, CO; Belly Up
12/1; Missoula, MT; Top Hat Lounge
12/3; Edmonton, AB; Starlite
12/4; Calgary, AB; Republik
12/6; Victoria, BC; Sugar Nightclub
12/7; Vancouver, BC; Commodore Ballroom
12/8; Seattle, WA; Neumos
12/10; Portland, OR; Wonder Ballroom
12/11; Eugene, OR; Wow Hall
12/12; Sacramento, CA; Ace of Spades
12/14; San Francisco, CA; Independent
12/16; Pomona, CA; Glass House
12/18; Solona Beach, CA; Belly Up Tavern
12/19; Los Angeles, CA El; Rey Theatre
12/20; Los Angeles, CA; El Rey Theatre
If you didn't know, New York-based the Sons & Heirs are a Smiths cover band, the name is taken from one of the Smiths' most well-known song, "How Soon Is Now?" ("I am the son and the heir, of a shyness that is criminally vulgar"). From my understanding, they do not play Morrissey solo songs normally, but have been known to throw some post-'nineteen eighty-hate' songs, like "Tomorrow" and "Jack The Ripper" (yep, one of the all-time-greatest B-Side).
If you've got a stitch to wear the band is playing at Santos Party House this Friday, November 21st with Doug Gillard (Guided by Voices, Nada Surf).
WHEN: Friday, November 21st at 7:00pm
WHERE: Santos Party House - 96 Lafayette St. New York NY
If you prefer to just hang the DJ, singer Jose 'Mexican Morrissey' Maldonado will be DJing your favorite Smiths/Morrissey songs at the The Moz Disco (Morrissey/The Smiths Night) at Mal's Bar on November 22nd.
The Moz Disco (November 22)
Saturday November 22, 2014
The Moz Disco (Morrissey/The Smiths Night)
Spinning All The Songs That Saved Your Life!
From Indie 103.1 Breakfast With The Smiths & Sweet And Tender Hooligans
Dj M@R!0.81 (80's On Broadway, Fun City)
İstanbul Concert (Dec. 7, 2014)
When not cancelling US tour dates, Morrissey is actually is committed to playing some rare countries like Serbia, Croatia, Poland, etc. I'm almost certain many of those dates are sold out. There's actually too many news about those dates, and generally news and magazine interviews are localized to that language, so I can't say I follow it too closely.
With the new album World Peace Is None of Your Business, there is a song called "Istanbul" on the album... which I am very curious how fans will react when it's played live when he arrive there on December 7th - see concert poster.
11/21 Krakow - Laznia Nowa
11/23 Berlin - Columbiahalle
11/24 Essen - Colosseum
11/26 Antwerp - Stadsschouwburg
11/27 Antwerp - Stadsschouwburg
11/29 London - O2 Arena
12/01 Dublin - 3Arena
12/05 Athens - Tae Kwon Do Arena
12/07 Istanbul - Volkswagen Arena
12/10 Belgrade - Belexpocentar
12/12 Zagreb - Zagreb Fair, Hall 9
12/15 Groningen - De Oosterpoort
12/16 Tilburg - 013
Autobiography by Morrissey
Nobody Knows Anything
Gare Du Nord
Regarding the title of the album, Highton said, "This is me trying to work out the point of it all really, to which the answer is I haven’t got a clue and nobody has. That Richard Dawkins advert that they had on the side on the London buses ‘There is probably no God. Now stop worrying and enjoy your life.’ is probably were it’s at. I get pissed off with the certainties presented to me by religions and politicians. In fact I did record it with the loose idea that these songs were the thoughts running through someone’s head just before they die. It’s certainly structured in that way."