UK: Johnny Marr signs new album deal with BMG



Johnny Marr has announced a new worldwide album deal with BMG. The news arrives as an expansion of BMG’s long-term relationship representing Johnny Marr as a songwriter, including publishing his three consecutive UK Top Ten solo albums The Messenger (2013), Playland (2014), and Call The Comet (2018).

Johnny Marr said: “I’m very pleased to be working with the people at BMG on this new chapter. It’s a good feeling.”

Alistair Norbury, BMG President Repertoire & Marketing UK said: “BMG have proudly represented Johnny Marr as a songwriter for many years, including publishing his three consecutive Top 10 solo albums. The fact that he has decided to expand and deepen his relationship with BMG shows how well our holistic, artist-centric approach works. We are delighted to be the releasing partner for this outstanding new body of work.”

Johnny Marr began his prolific career with The Smiths, founding a legacy as one of the most influential songwriters and guitarists in British independent music. His acclaimed solo career has seen multiple Top Ten albums and continued collaborations with some of the most celebrated artists in contemporary music, including the Talking Heads, Electronic, Modest Mouse, The Cribs, The Avalanches, Hans Zimmer and Billie Eilish, recently recording the score and soundtrack for the forthcoming James Bond film, No Time To Die.

Currently in the studio working on new music, Johnny Marr will play a string of intimate tour dates across the UK in September, ahead of joining The Courtneeners at their sold out show at Manchester’s 50k capacity Old Trafford on September 25.

The intimate headline run will mark Johnny’s return to the live stage, and first shows since performing the James Bond ‘No Time To Die’ soundtrack with Billie Eilish and Hans Zimmer live at the 2019 BRIT Awards.

Looking to 2022, Johnny was recently announced as the special guest on The Killers’ headline US arena tour, set to begin in August through to October 2022.

September 2021 Tour Dates

20 - Leeds, Stylus
21 - Blackburn, King George's Hall
23 - London, Electric Ballroom
25 - Manchester, Old Trafford Cricket Ground (supporting The Courteeners)

Tickets are on sale here:

Source BMG

August 3, 2021 6:00am ET by Pressparty  

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