Ahead of a special headline performance at London’s Royal Festival Hall as part of Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown on August 8th, Johnny Marr has released brand new single ‘The Bright Parade’.
The track arrives amidst a busy summer festival season that’s already seen Johnny’s fifth appearance at Glastonbury with a career-spanning Other Stage set, and surprise collaboration with The Killers to close their Pyramid Stage headline show.
Following previous 2019 single release, ‘Armatopia’, the summer has also seen acclaimed performances at All Points East, Tramlines, Mad Cool, Truck and Release Festival in Athens, Greece, where former Electronic bandmate Bernard Sumner reunited with Johnny to perform their hit 1991 single, ‘Get The Message’.
Recent headline gigs across the UK also included a memorable show at Exeter’s Lemon Grove where, in a now viral video clip, Johnny invited an eager young fan on stage to join him for a rendition of ‘This Charming Man’.
With further festival appearances scheduled at Edinburgh Summer Sessions, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Rock En Seine and more, Johnny will return to the UK for two sold out homecoming headline shows at Manchester Albert Hall this September 4th and 5th.
2018 saw new album ‘Call The Comet’ achieve both the highest chart position (#7) and the strongest reviews of three albums to date, dubbed “a triumph” by The Guardian and “articulate and direct” by The Line Of Best Fit. Extensive tours throughout Europe and North America followed, with highlights including a reunion with former The The bandmate Matt Johnson for a performance of ‘Summer In The City’, and marked his first live performance of ‘This Charming Man’ for over thirty years.
2019 Headline Tour Dates & Festival Appearances (Tickets Here)
8 – London, Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown Festival
10 – Edinburgh, Edinburgh Summer Sessions
2 – AIM Awards, Roundhouse, London
4 – Manchester, Albert Hall (sold out)
5 – Manchester, Albert Hall (sold out)