Johnny Marr announces new solo live album ‘Adrenalin Baby’

The 17-track double album is released on October 9

Johnny Marr, former guitarist of The Smiths, has announced details of his debut solo live album, ‘Adrenalin Baby’.

The 17-track double album documents his live performances over the past three years and is released on October 9 through Warners.

The majority of the live recordings are taken from Marr’s O2 Academy Brixton and Manchester Apollo shows in October 2014. They were part of the ‘Johnny’s Playland’ tour, which supported 2013’s debut solo album ‘The Messenger’ and 2014 follow-up, ‘Playland’.

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In addition to his solo material, ‘Adrenalin Baby’ also features covers of tracks by The Smiths, including ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’ and ‘How Soon Is Now?’ plus a cover of The Clash‘s ‘I Fought The Law’.

Commenting on the album, Marr said: “I wanted to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the last couple of tours. It’s been a special time and the album is a document for fans who were there, and for people who haven’t seen me and might want to check out what the shows are about. I like live records when they’re a good listen. It’s turned out really well.”

As well as a digital and CD release, ‘Adrenalin Baby’ will also be available as a limited-edition pink double-vinyl with a poster.

See the ‘Adrenalin Baby’ tracklist below:

‘The Right Thing Right’
‘Easy Money’
’25 Hours’
‘New Town Velocity’
‘The Headmaster Ritual’
‘The Messenger’
‘Back In The Box’
‘Generate! Generate!’
‘Bigmouth Strikes Again’
‘Boys Get Straight’
‘Getting Away With It’
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
‘I Fought The Law’
‘How Soon Is Now?’

Following shows this summer with The Who and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Johnny Marr will play a UK headline tour in September and October.


The dates are:

Southampton Engine Room (September 18)
Looe Music Festival (20)
Oxford O2 Academy (October 4)
Birmingham Institute (5)
Manchester Albert Hall (7 & 8)
Bognor Regis Rockaway Beach Festival (10)
Newcastle University (11)
Inverness Ironworks (13)
Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (14)
Belfast Limelight (16)
Dublin Olympia Theatre (18)
London Forum (20)
Bristol O2 Academy (22)