MUSIC NEWS: Johnny Marr Streams New Album on Spotify

Beginning today, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) has given fans a first listen of 'Playland' in its entirety, exclusively on Spotify. Fans can enjoy all 11 tracks, including the album's lead single "Easy Money," which Rolling Stone describes as having "…throbbing bass, funky guitar and a catchy melody to mask lyrics about the downfalls of greed." Marr will be releasing 'Playland' in the U.S. on October 7th via Warner Music Group. 'Playland' is available for pre-order now on iTunes and Amazon.


In support of the new album, Johnny will be hitting the road for a North American headlining fall tour beginning on November 9th in DC. The 30-date trek, which includes two shows in New York City, comes to a close late December with back-to-back shows in Los Angeles. Tickets are on sale now and can be found on Marr's official website. Please see below for a complete list of announced tour dates.


Marr's lead single, "Easy Money" from 'Playland' has also already shot to #1 on the Alternative Specialty Radio chart and was the most added song on the BDS AAA Radio Chart. Johnny premiered the official video for "Easy Money" on Pitchfork.


'Playland' is Marr's second solo effort and the follow up to last year's critically acclaimed (included the honor of being named as NME's Godlike Genius) Top 10 debut album 'The Messenger.' Work on the album commenced in London in spring 2014 as soon as the year of touring in support of 'The Messenger' came to a close. It finds Marr continuing the creative connection that was forged on 'The Messenger' with collaborator and co-producer Doviak, as well as the other musicians who performed on the album and accompanying tour.


'Playland' Track Listing:


1. Back In The Box

2. Easy Money

3. Dynamo

4. Candidate

5. 25 Hours

6. The Trap

7. Playland

8. Speak Out Reach Out

9. Boys Get Straight

10. This Tension

11. Little King


Johnny Marr's North American tour dates:


11/9; Washington, DC; 9:30 Club

11/10; Philadelphia, PA; Union Transfer

11/12; New York, NY; Gramercy Theatre

11/14; Asbury Park, NJ; Stone Pony

11/15; Brooklyn, NY; Music Hall of Williamsburg

11/16; Boston, MA; Paradise

11/18; Clifton Park, NY; Upstate Concert Hall

11/19; Montreal, QC; Corona

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

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