Johnny Marr to discuss his autobiography at two ‘in conversation’ events

Marr's memoir 'Set The Boy Free' will be published in November

Johnny Marr is to promote his autobiography at a couple of “in conversation” events later this year.

The musician will talk about this book Set The Boy Free at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music on November 7 and at Milton Court at London’s Barbican on November 10.

Set The Boy Free will be published on November 3 by Random House. It follows the release of Smiths frontman Morrissey’s biography in 2013.


News of Marr’s book were first disclosed last year and the finished product will be available in hardback, eBook and as an audiobook in time for Christmas.

Commenting on the title, Johnny Marr said: “I wanted to convey a feeling of breaking free, that has been a constant throughout my life. A feeling that expresses itself as both escape and discovery. Transcendence. I found it through rock ‘n’ roll and art and a journey living both in the modern world.”

The book will cover Marr’s entire career, from forming The Smiths alongside Morrissey to his work with The Cribs, Modest Mouse, The The and Electronic plus a burgeoning solo career.

Morrissey recently dismissed the possibility of ever reuniting with Marr, saying, “It’s no longer a question of time or wounds, but simply that the issue is now so remote that the question doesn’t make sense any more.”

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