Johnny Marr Breaks Hand

Live dates in doubt...
Johnny Marr

One of the most influential guitarists of his generation, Johnny Marr is still kicking against the pricks.

Now operating as a solo artist, the musician has a number of Spring dates lined up including a trip to South America. Sadly, though, these have been placed in doubt after Marr broke his hand whilst out running in London.

Johnny Marr offered an explanation to the NME: "I was running pretty fast and just went straight over. I banged my shoulder and then realised my hand was in a bad way. Obviously we’re hoping there’s no long term damage."

"The plan is to do the Leeds Brudenell shows on March 24 and 25 and then the dates I have in South America as long as I can play the guitar when the plaster comes off. Usually that would be after six weeks but I’m hoping it will be OK, it's a bit up in the air at this point. I may have to start drinking heavily."

Last year Johnny Marr released his post-punk inspired solo album 'The Messenger' - a follow up is said to already be in the works. "I've got a new record coming out in the end of September, the follow-up to last year's," he told the NME. "I wanted to do the second one really quick. For me, it was just about being on tour and wanting to capture the spirit of the band and the audience before it wears off. I'd been touring for 11 months so I wanted to keep that same energy. I didn't want to overthink it."

Fancy a full interview with Johnny Marr? Check out this feature from the Clash archive.

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