Johnny Marr & James Launch Joint North American Tour

Johnny Marr and James are hitting the road together for a North American tour, kicking off as summer waves goodbye. They’re planning to make stops in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, not to mention Chicago, Toronto, and a handful of others. It’s gonna be a coast-to-coast adventure.

Back in ’85, Marr and his fellow Mancunians opened for the Smiths on the Meat Is Murder tour. Marr reminisced, saying, “We admired them and even covered one of their tracks. I’ve been rooting for them ever since. Hitting the road together after all these years feels pretty special.”

James’ lead, Tim Booth, shared his memories too. “That tour in ’85? It was a game-changer for us. Their kindness really left its mark. And now, sharing the stage with Johnny Marr, a true genius and gent, is both an honor and a thrill. We’re pumped to create some magic.”

Johnny Marr & James:

09-17 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
09-20 Vancouver, British Columbia – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
09-21 Seattle, WA – The Moore
09-22 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
09-23 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
09-25 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
09-29 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
09-30 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
10-01 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
10-03 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
10-04 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
10-06 Washington, D.C. – Warner Theatre
10-08 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Paramount
10-10 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
10-11 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10-13 Montreal, Quebec – M Telus
10-14 Toronto, Ontario – History
10-15 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple
10-17 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
10-18 Saint Paul, MN – Palace Theatre

So, there you have it. A tour that’s not just a series of concerts, but a reunion decades in the making. It’s a nod to the past, with an eye on the present. And, who knows? Maybe it’ll change our DNA, just a little bit, all over again.

Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell is a senior music writer at Noah has been passionately covering the music industry for over five years, with a particular focus on live performances and the latest updates on artists.