Johnny Marr new album Fever Dreams
Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 cover

When is Johnny Marr’s new album out?

Johnny Marr’s new double album, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4, his fourth solo release, will drop on 25 February 2022, via BMG. The record will follow on from his third album Call The Comet, which arrived in June 2018.

“There’s a set of influences and a very broad sound that I’ve been developing – really since getting out of The Smiths until now, and I hear it in this record,” Marr says. 

“There are so many strands of music in it. We didn’t do that consciously, but I think I’ve got a vocabulary of sound. And I feel very satisfied that I’ve been able to harness it.”

Written and recorded at the Crazy Face Factory, Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 was created with Marr’s long-standing band: co-producer Doviak, bassist Iwan Gronow, drummer Jack Mitchell, and features backing vocals throughout the album from the Massachusetts-based singer-songwriter Meredith Sheldon, with three songs featuring bass from Primal Scream’s Simone Marie.

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What songs are on Johnny Marr’s new album?

Here’s the tracklisting for Fever Dreams Pts 1-4:

  1. ‘Spirit Power & Soul’
  2. ‘Receiver’
  3. ‘All These Days’
  4. ‘Ariel’
  5. ‘Lightning People’
  6. ‘Hideaway Girl’
  7. ‘Sensory Street’
  8. ‘Tenement Time’
  9. ‘The Speed of Love’
  10. ‘Night and Day’
  11. ‘Counter-Clock World’
  12. ‘Rubicon’
  13. ‘God’s Gift’
  14. ‘Ghoster’
  15. ‘The Whirl’
  16. ‘Human’

Johnny Marr new album

Speaking about Tenement Time, Marr says:

“That’s the experience of growing up in the inner city as a little kid, running around being quite wild. This idea of “Forever, forever is mine” – it’s about running around Ardwick, bunking into warehouses and getting chased. That was the first time I was self-consciously into culture: around people who wore certain clothes, and it was part of being a little Manchester boy, really. I have a real romanticism about that period of my life.”

Will Johnny Marr be touring in 2022?

The guitarist will join Blondie as a special guest on their Against The Odds headline tour through April and May 2022. Full dates below.

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April 2022

Fri 22 The SSE Hydro Glasgow

Sat 24 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff

Tues 26 The O2 Arena London

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Thurs 28 The Brighton Centre

Fri 29 Bonus Arena Hull

May 2022

Sun 1 AO Arena Manchester 

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Mon 2 Liverpool M&S Bank Arena

Wed 4 First Direct Arena Leeds

Thurs 5 Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Sat 7 Birmingham Utilita Arena

Meanwhile, Marr is due to perform a global online show this Wednesday (10 November). Live At The Crazy Face Factory will also be screened at selected independent UK cinemas. 

Tickets for the Live At The Crazy Face Factory stream are available here, while cinema screening locations can be found here.

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