Johnny Marr will release his debut live solo album ‘Adrenalin Baby’ on October 9th through Warners. ‘Adrenalin Baby’ documents his energetic live performances over the past three years across a double album.

‘Adrenalin Baby’ was recorded primarily at his Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo shows during Johnny’s ‘Playland’ tour in support of his Top 10 solo albums ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Playland’. In addition to material from his solo albums, ‘Adrenalin Baby’ also features takes on The Smiths’ classics ‘The Headmaster Ritual’, ‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’.

The collection is completed by Electronic’s ‘Getting Away With It’ and Johnny’s interpretation of ‘I Fought The Law’.


“I wanted to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the last couple of tours,” says Johnny. “It’s been a special time and the album is a document for fans who were there, and for people who haven¹t seen me and might want to check out what the shows are about. I like live records when they¹re a good listen, It¹s turned out really well.”

Released on digital, limited edition and numbered pink coloured double-vinyl (with a poster) and CD formats, the tracklisting for ‘Adrenalin Baby’ is:

1. Playland
2. The Right Thing Right
3. Easy Money
4. 25 Hours
5. New Town Velocity
6. The Headmaster Ritual
7. The Messenger
8. Back In The Box
9. Generate! Generate!
10. Bigmouth Strikes Again
11. Boys Get Straight
12. Candidate
13. Getting Away With It
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
15. Dynamo
16 I Fought The Law
17. How Soon Is Now?

Johnny Marr’s summer touring schedule featured two huge outdoor summer shows as guest to The Who and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds as well as select festivals. His October headline tour includes two homecoming shows at Manchester’s majestic Albert Hall and a London date at the Forum:


18th – Southampton, Engine Room
20th – Looe Music Festival


4th – Oxford, O2 Academy
5th – Birmingham, Institute
7th – Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
8th – Manchester, Albert Hall
10th – Rockaway Beach Festival, Bognor Regis
11th – Newcastle, University
13th – Inverness, Ironworks
14th – Edinburgh, Liquid Rooms (SOLD OUT)
16th – Belfast, Limelight
18th – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
20th – London, Forum
22nd – Bristol, O2 Academy

Johnny also features on the film soundtrack to the forthcoming Peter Sollett film ‘Freeheld’ starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page and Steve Carell. The soundtrack, written with Hans Zimmer, is released on October 2nd and the film is released globally on October 16th.

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Mark Millar is the founder of XS Noize and looks after the daily running of the website as well as hosting interviews for the weekly XS Noize Podcast. Mark's favourite album is Achtung Baby by U2.

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