Just weeks after playing a low key gig in Dublin's Button Factory, guitar ace Johnny Marr has announced his return to the city in November with a show at The National Stadium, the same venue Morrissey chose to play his "comeback" gig in 1991.
The former Smiths guitarist releases Call The Comet, his third solo album, on June 15 and will play the Stadium on November 2. He also plays The Ulster Hall in Belfast on November 1.
Morrissey, whose parents hail from Crumlin in Dublin, played the National Stadium in April 1991, his first gig since a solo show in Wolverhampton three years previously.
After years working with acts such as Talking Heads, The Pretenders and Electronic and as a full time member of Mouse on Mars and The Healers, Marr released his debut solo album, The Messenger in 2013 and followed it in rapid succession with Playtime in 2014.
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Marr's parents moved from Athy in Co Kildare 55 years ago and he has always spoken fondly of his Irish roots.
The Stadium show will be another one of Marr's frequent solo gigs in Ireland. He also toured here with The Smiths in the 1980s.
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Speaking about his new album, Marr has said: "Call The Comet is my own magic realism. It’s set in the not-too-distant future and is mostly concerned with the idea of an alternative society.
"The characters in the songs are searching for a new idealism, although there are some personal songs in there too. It’s something that people like me can relate to."
Look out for our upcoming interview with Marr in the coming weeks.