The Smiths’ co-founder meets the Treaty City on June 24, 2024. Tickets for the event are on sale Friday, November 24, at 10am.
Limerick music aficionados, Dolan’s, have just announced that the legendary Johnny Marr will play his first ever solo Limerick gig on June 24, 2024.
The Smiths co-founder and co-songwriter will perform Dolans’ ‘Live At The Big Top’ in the Milk Market, Limerick.
Speaking about the announcement, Mick Dolan said: “We are delighted to welcome the legendary Johnny Marr back to Limerick. Johnny last played in Limerick with The Smiths in November 1984
at the old Savoy.
“As the man responsible for the unique and highly influential sound of The Smiths and a hugely successful artist in his own right, Johnny Marr is up there with the world’s guitar greats such as Rory Gallagher and Jimmy Hendrix.
“The gig promises to be a major highlight marking our 30 years in the music business.”
Speaking to Limerick Voice, Neil Dolan commented: “Dolan’s are beyond excited to announce this gig with Johnny Marr. Our venue has, for many years, celebrated the sounds emanating from Manchester. To have a founding member of The Smiths and one of the world’s greatest guitarists play at Limerick’s Milk Market is a major milestone for us. This gig is a must for all Indie music fans.”
Johnny Marr (Maher) was born in Manchester to Irish parents, hailing originally from Athy, County Kildare.
Playing music since the age of 13, Marr became co-founder and co-songwriter of The Smiths, creating the distinctive Smiths jangly guitar sound – a sound which has gone on to influence countless bands such as The Cranberries, The Sundays, The Decemberists and The National.
Johnny Marr is to thank for such classics as ‘This Charming Man’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ and ‘Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want’.
Since leaving The Smiths, Johnny Marr has carved out an incredibly impressive award-winning career as a collaborator and solo-artist. Marr has played with The The; The Pretenders; Modest Mouse and The Cribs. He formed Electronic with Bernard Sumner of New Order and has also collaborated with Talking Heads, Bryan Ferry and Hans Zimmer.
One of Marr’s most notable projects in recent years was the creation of a soundtrack for the twenty-fifth James Bond movie: No Time To Die.
Marr’s solo output has gone from strength to strength, as his recent performance at Electric Picnic can attest to.
The musician has just released Spirit Power, a compilation of his best songs from his solo recordings. He has also just published a new book titled Marr’s Guitars. The book contains photographs of each of Marr’s guitars and a short essay on each by the man himself – perfect for the guitar enthusiast.
Tickets for Johnny Marr at The Big Top are on sale this Friday, November 24, at 10am from Dolans.ie and Ticketmaster.ie. Find out more – here.