Johnny Marr Flips ‘The It-Switch’

Johnny Marr puts on his tour boots for a fall run through the U.S. beginning on the West Coast on Halloween night.  The former Smiths guitarist also released a new song, a B-side called “The It-Switch.”

Photo: Erica Bruce for the 9:30 Club
9:30 Club, Washington, D.C.

The “It-Switch” arrives as the flip side to Marr’s new single, “New Town Velocity,” from his latest album, The Messenger, released earlier this year on Sire/ADA.  The single will be released exclusively in the U.K. next week as a limited-edition 7-inch vinyl and will be available on iTunes as well.

Marr’s upcoming journey through America begins in Anaheim Oct. 31 and wraps in Fort Lauderdale Nov. 26.  Stops include San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Cleveland, Nashville and Atlanta.  Here’s the routing:

Oct. 21 – Anaheim, Calif., House Of Blues
Nov. 1 – San Francisco, Calif., The Fillmore
Nov. 2 – Los Angeles, Calif., The Fonda
Nov. 3 – Los Angeles, Calif., Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Nov. 8 – Austin, Texas, Auditorium Shores (Fun Fun Fun Fest)
Nov. 9 – Dallas, Texas, Granada Theater
Nov. 11 – Indianapolis, Ind., The Vogue
Nov. 12 – Millvale, Pa., Mr. Small’s Theatre
Nov. 13 – Cleveland Heights, Ohio, Grog Shop
Nov. 16 – New York, N.Y., Webster Hall
Nov. 17 – Baltimore, Md.,  Rams Head Live!
Nov. 19 – Carrboro, N.C., Cat’s Cradle
Nov. 20 – Asheville, N.C., The Orange Peel
Nov. 22 – Nashville, Tenn., Marathon Music Works
Nov. 23 – Atlanta, Ga., Center Stage Theater
Nov. 24 – Jacksonville, Fla., Freebird Live
Nov. 25 – Orlando, Fla., The Beacham
Nov. 26 – Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Culture Room 

Many shows go on sale this weekend.  Visit for more information.