win tix to see Johnny Marr on current tour, or vinyl & t-shirt
Johnny Marr @ FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
You're back in NYC on the 16th at Webster Hall. Now, last time you played here you had a very special guest and Brooklyn resident play with you. Any chance of seeing Andy join you for the show this week?
Well, you know...Andy and I have been friends since we were school kids, and he's always been one of my favorite musicians. We try harder and harder to keep our relationship special, and we've managed to do that against some pretty amazing odds, and we're both very proud of that, and we sound good when we play together. I hope he's not out of town [laughs].
Can we expect a Johnny Marr autobiography anytime soon?
There is gonna be one, yeah. I've had so many offers and so many people advising me that my story is worth it, but I understand it's something that I have to do. I'll do it in the next couple of years. I'm into from the stance that I want it to be so thorough that I don't make a record or tour whilst I was doing it. It is gonna happen, and I've already made an agreement with a publisher for it, so I will get it done.
Johnny Marr brings his current North American tour to NYC on Saturday (11/16) at Webster Hall. As our recent interview with the guitar icon notes, it might not be too surprising to see his old Smiths bandmate (and NYC resident) Andy Rourke come out for a song at the show. We're pretty sure he's in town -- he just DJ'd at Alison Moyet's NYC show last night. The Webster Hall show is sold out, but if you'd like to win a pair of tickets to see it -- or any other date on Marr's current U.S. tour -- we've got a pair to give away. Details, and his tour schedule are below.
Marr Merch at Irving Plaza in May (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
We're also giving away a copy of Johnny's new solo album, The Messenger, on vinyl, as well as one of his "JOHNNY FUCKIN MARR" t-shirts. This is separate from the ticket giveaway. Details on that are below too.
Johnny Marr - 2013 Tour Dates
Nov 16 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 17 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
Nov 19 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 20 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Nov 22 - Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
Nov 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Center StageStage
Nov 24 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Nov 25 - Orlando, FL @ The Beacham Theatre
Nov 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
For a chance at winning a pair of tickets to see JOHNNY MARR AT ANY DATE ON HIS CURRENT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "JOHNNY MARR TICKETS" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "JOHNNY MARR TICKETS". Include your first and last name in the email and they show (City & Venue) you'd like to go to. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!
For a chance at winning a copy of Johnny Marr vinyl LP and t-shirt: either tweet something that includes both @BrooklynVegan AND "JOHNNY MARR LP" in the tweet, or send an email to BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM with the subject line "JOHNNY MARR LP". Include your first and last name in the email. We'll pick a winner at random and contact them with more details. If you enter by email, it will not be shared with anyone else. Good luck!