NEW YORK (J. Marr Official Website) - Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr
and his new band the Healers have announced initial 2003 tour dates in support of their upcoming album Boomslang, scheduled for release February 4 on ArtistDirect's iMusic label.
The album features 11 new songs recorded by the group, which also includes Who touring drummer Zak Starkey (son of the Beatles' Ringo Starr); and bassist Alonsa Bevan, formerly of Kula Shaker.
Marr has already performed several of the songs live, including "Down On The Corner," which appeared on Neil Finn's live album Seven Worlds Collide
Marr & the Healers are also slated to open Australian dates next year for Pearl Jam.
The following are Johnny Marr and the Healers tour dates for next year (subject to change), with more to come:
January 18 - Philadelphia, PA - North Star
January 20 - Washington, DC - Black Cat
January 21-22 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
January 24 - Boston, MA - Paradise
January 26 - Toronto, ONT - Lee's Place
January 28 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
February 1 - San Francisco, CA - Bimbo's 365 Club
February 3 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour