Johnny Marr covers The Smiths’ ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’ – listen

Guitarist also announces tour for March 2013

Johnny Marr has recorded a solo cover of The Smiths‘ classic ‘Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want’– scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to listen.

The guitarist performed the track during a BBC Radio 2 session with Dermot O’ Leary over the weekend (December 1). You can hear the entire session, which also includes a recording of Marr’s new solo track ‘New Town Velocity’, at the BBC website.

Marr has also announced details of his first ever solo tour, which will encompass a run of 10 gigs in March 2013, to support the release of his debut individual LP ‘The Messenger’, which is set for release next February.


He will play the following shows:

Oxford O2 Academy (March 10)
Norwich Waterfront (11)
Cambridge Junction (12)
Brighton Concorde (14)
London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (15)
Birmingham HMV Institute (16)
Sheffield Leadmill (18)
Glasgow O2 ABC (19)
Liverpool O2 Academy (20)
Manchester HMV Ritz (22)

Tickets go onsale on Friday (December 7) at 9am. To check the availability of The Specials tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.

Johnny Marr will release ‘The Messenger’, on February 25. The album was recorded in Manchester and Berlin, and mastered at London’s Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright. The pair previously worked together on remastering work for The Smiths’ box set ‘Complete’.

Song titles on the album include ‘The Right Thing Right’, ‘Upstarts’, ‘European Me’ and ‘I Want The Heartbeat’.



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