Thu 16 Jul, 2015 Powerstation, Auckland - 18+
Sat 18 Jul, 2015 Metropolis Fremantle, Perth - 18+
Mon 20 Jul, 2015 Enmore Theatre, Sydney - All Ages
Tue 21 Jul, 2015 The Gov, Adelaide - 18+
Wed 22 Jul, 2015 Forum Melbourne, Melbourne - 18+

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Flyying Colours (Aus shows only)

Flyying Colours (Aus shows only)

The swirling guitars, juxtaposed male and female vocals and unrelenting pulse of recent single ‘Not Today’ (watch video) burrows its way into your skull and wraps around your brain for a captivating piece of psychedelic nirvana. Subsequent single ‘Like You Said’ (watch video) premiered on Tonedeaf, was on Rage and was featured on a heap of both Australian and international blogs including NME, The AU Review and Mess+Noise. Live and onstage the high-praise for Flyying Colours has been just as impressive.

Dictaphone Blues

Dictaphone Blues

Auckland band Dictaphone Blues have been to confirmed to open for Johnny Marr at his only New Zealand show this July. 

Dictaphone Blues latest offering  is Mufti Day. The album (without question the bands finest) includes #1 alt radio airplay single Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave, bNet hit 365 and most recently Lances Tape.

Dictaphone Blues have recently played throughout NZ on the Lances Tape single release tour and are now gearing themselves to warm up the crowd with their indie pop guitar gems ahead of musical hero Johnny Marr.

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JOHNNY MARR confirms rescheduled Australian + New Zealand tour dates!

28 Jan 2015

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8.00pm | Doors Open
8.30pm | Dictaphone Blues
9.40pm | Johnny Marr

7.00pm | Doors Open
7.30pm | Flyying Colours
8.40pm | Johnny Marr

7.00pm | Doors Open
7.50pm | Flyying Colours
9.00pm | Johnny Marr

7.30pm | Doors Open
8.00pm | Flyying Colours
9.10pm | Johnny Marr

8.00pm | Doors Open
8.30pm | Flyying Colours
9.40pm | Johnny Marr


Frontier Touring can now confirm the rescheduled dates of Johnny Marr’s forthcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, originally postponed due to ongoing family illness. Joined by his band. these will be Marr’s first shows in Perth, Adelaide and Auckland and his welcome return to Melbourne and Sydney following sold-out shows last year. 

The new dates will take place throughout July 2015. Ticketholders who are able to attend the rescheduled dates need take no action; their existing ticket will be valid for entry at the rescheduled show and their location within the venue will remain unchanged. The Brisbane show date is unable to be rescheduled and has unfortunately been cancelled.

The Johnny Marr Fender Jaguar guitar competition will also now be extended to Friday 10 July. This competition gives one lucky ticketholder the unique opportunity to win the rock legend’s signature guitar with a plethora of specialised features, customized by Marr himself and valued at $3500. For more information, visit

A founding member of cultural institution The Smiths and performer alongside the likes of Modest Mouse, Beck, Talking Heads, The The and Oasis, Marr was already rock royalty before releasing his Top 10 debut solo album The Messenger in February 2013.

‘Each tune throws up a different style, creating a one-man compilation album that rifles through 25 years of lush or edgy genres, perfecting every one…The Messenger isn’t just a summary of everything worthwhile in contemporary rock music, it’s an insightful and informed dissection of life in 2013.’ – NME 8/10

‘One quick listen to The Messenger brings all his signatures rushing back -- the intricate, intertwining arrangements, the insistent riffs finding a counterpoint in the elastic yet precise melodies, a romance with the past that doesn't negate the present.’ – All Music 8/10

In a poll conducted by the BBC, Marr was voted fourth best guitarist of the last 30 years and Phil Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Mojo magazine described him as "arguably Britain's last great guitar stylist".

Energetic, post-punk song writing complemented by Marr’s characteristic guitar licks, engaging lyrical ideas and poised vocal phrasing. Playland is composed around the central theme that “songs that move at the speed of life” and captures much of the spirit that made his debut so memorable.

Marr collected rave reviews when last in Australia with critics spotlighting his ability to combine the best of his new material with select highlights from his epic back catalogue, including The Smiths and many others.

‘This was a man honouring his legacy while still creating in the present. As the T-shirts at the merchandise desk defiantly proclaimed... Johnny Fuckin Marr.’ – The Music

‘His playing is visually evocative, often invokes wide-eyed dopamine release and is always impeccably tasteful. Put simply, the man is a goddamn God-like genius.’ – Beat 

Joined by special guests Flyying Colours (Australian shows only), Johnny Marr’s Australian and New Zealand Tour this July is set to be triumph of rock ‘n’ roll. If you’re not already going, make sure you snap up tickets and don’t miss out on a night full of killer new tracks and classics from an iconic back catalogue.

Tour Dates

Thursday 16 July - Powerstation, Auckland  (18+)
Prev. Sat 7 Feb
Saturday 18 July - Metropolis Fremantle, Perth (18+)
New venue / Prev. Thu 29 Jan
Monday 20 July - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (All Ages)
Prev. Thu 5 Feb
Tuesday 21 July - The Gov, Adelaide  (18+)
Prev. Mon 2 Feb
Wednesday 22 July - Forum Theatre, Melbourne  (18+)
Prev. Sat 31 Jan

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