Johnny Marr Says His Future Live Shows Are In Trouble
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.13.2014
After he broke his hand...
Johnny Marr recently told NME that his future live shows are in trouble after he broke his hand last week in London. He fell while running and his hand is in a cast as a result.
He said: "I was running pretty fast and just went straight over. I banged my shoulder and then realized my hand was in a bad way. Obviously we're hoping there's no long term damage."
He is touring his 2013 debut solo album The Messenger, and hopes to play the shows, depending on how his hand is.
He added: "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."
He previously said that he would release a new solo album in September. He said: "I've got a new record coming out in the end of September, the follow-up to last year's. 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."