Johnny Marr Shares New Track “Armatopia,” North American Tour On-Sale Today

Today, Smiths’ guitar legend Johnny Marr, winner of British GQ’s 2018 “Man Of The Year” Lifetime Achievement Award and NME’s “God-Like Genius” award is sharing a video for a brand new song, “Armatopia.”

Speaking on the origins of the track, Marr states: “’Armatopia’ is the odd state we find the ecology and ourselves in today. Have those in control made people feel like there’s only one thing left they can do? We’re smoking till we burn out’, so we dance and party. It’s Eco-Disco for 2019.”

The song arrives ahead of Johnny’s forthcoming extensive North American tour, The coast-to-coast run includes Los Angeles, Atlanta, Detroit, Denver and more. Tickets are on-sale now at and a full list of dates is below.


Last year, Marr released the critically acclaimed album Call The Comet. Recorded with his band in Manchester at Marr’s Crazy Face Factory, Call The Comet follows his previous UK Top 10 albums The Messenger (2013) and Playland (2014). Says Marr: “Call The Comet is my own magic realism. 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.”


04/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

04/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre

04/29 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre

05/01 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theater

05/03 – Providence, RI @ Fete Music Hall – Ballroom

05/04 – New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall

05/06 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

05/07 – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom

05/08 – Portland, ME @ Aura

05/10 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

05/11 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrews Hall

05/13 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre

05/14 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Pabst Theater

05/15 – Kansas City, MO @ Harrah’s Voodoo Lounge

05/16 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre

05/18 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

05/19 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

05/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

05/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford Amphitheatre

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