More bummer music news for a Monday: Johnny Marr has canceled the remainder of his tour, including Friday’s stop at Ace of Spades.
According to Pitchfork, the former Smiths guitarist was forced to scrap his remaining dates due to a “serious close family illness.” The tour had been scheduled to run through December 20 when Marr would close it out with two shows at the El Ray in Los Angeles.
Marr also took to his website to explain:
“The touring has been so enjoyable for me and the abnd and the audiences have been great eveywhere,” he wrote. “If it was just about me being unwell I wouldn’ve found a way to continue ….but not to be there for one of my family is not right.”
I had the chance to interview Marr last week and found the 51-year-old musician to be good-natured with my obvious Smiths related questions and also just super-enthusiastic to talk about music in general.
If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out his latest record Playland, do yourself a favor and give it a listen. It’s great, catchy rock with, obviously, some stellar guitar riffs.
Hear it for yourself on “Easy Money,” the album’s first single.
In the meantime, sending good vibes to Marr and his family.