Johnny Marr Announces Details Of Debut Solo Album, ‘The Messenger’

The former Smiths guitarist will release his first LP in 2013.

Johnny Marr has announced plans to release his debut LP.

The former Smiths, Cribs and Modest Mouse guitarist will release ‘The Messenger’ in late February next year, following a tour in January.

Marr - who also celebrates his 49th birthday today - recently told the NME: ”I didn’t want to be in someone else’s band at this point. In the past I might have been reluctant to stand up front, and I’ve been lucky enough to be in bands with great singers, so it wasn’t necessary. But this is my band now, and the frontman in my band has to play guitar. I do both.’

In the meantime, you can still catch Marr playing alongside Dinosaur Jr on December 1st, as part of the bands 25th anniversary show in New York.