Some gigs are bigger than others: Johnny Marr venue upgrade to King John’s Castle

Johnny Marr.

JOHNNY Marr’s Limerick show in June 2024 has moved to King Johns Castle due to phenomenal demand. The date remains the same and all tickets are valid. Additional tickets will be put on sale this Friday January 12.

The Smiths co-founder and co-songwriter will perform Live At The Castle, King John’s Castle, Limerick on Monday June 24.

It is Johnny Marr that we have to thank for such classics as ‘This Charming Man’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, ‘Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others’ and ‘Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want.’   

Johnny Marr (Maher) was born in Manchester of Irish parents who hailed originally from Athy, County Kildare.  Playing music since the age of 13, Marr was co-founder and co-songwriter in The Smiths.  Marr created 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. 

Since leaving The Smiths, Johnny Marr has carved out an 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 his most notable projects in recent years was the creation of a soundtrack for the 25th James Bond Movie ‘No Time To Die.’

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Marr’s solo output has gone from strength to strength and his recent performance at the 2023 Electric Picnic can only be described as sublime.  Johnny Marr has just released a ‘Spirit Power’, a compilation of his best songs from his solo recordings.  He has also just published a new book called Marr’s Guitars.  It contains photographs of each of Marr’s guitars and a short essay on each by the man himself.