Icon of UK indie and winner of the NME’s Godlike Genius, Johnny Marr has announced details of his much anticipated Irish return. Once the guitarist of The Smiths, and co-songwriter with Morrissey, Johnny’s presence was notable in what critics called the Smiths as “the most influential British guitar group of the decade”.
In 2013, the NME honoured Marr with its “Godlike Genius” award, hailing Marr as “not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world’s greatest ever bands, the Smiths, he’s continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet.”
He was voted the fourth best guitarist of the last 30 years in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2010. Phil Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Mojo, has described Marr as “arguably Britain’s last great guitar stylist”.