JOHNNY MARR Shares New Track ‘Armatopia,’ – Watch Video

JOHNNY MARR Shares New Track 'Armatopia,' - Watch Video

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 .” Noisey premiered the clip, saying it “ …combines Marr’s utopian fixation with crisp synths, a buzzy guitar line and visuals that recall a party at the end of the world. ”

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. ”

Check out the video for ‘Armatopia’ – BELOW:

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


Johnny recently spoke with XS Noize about Call The Comet HERE.


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