THE THE ANNOUNCE FIRST TOUR IN SIXTEEN YEARS
The The’s Matt Johnson may not have played a live show since 2002, but fear not
because he is dusting off his guitars for his first tour in sixteen long years. Following the
extensive touring cycle for 2000‘s NakedSelf, Johnson made a lone solo appearance at
the David Bowie-curated Meltdown Festival in 2002...and that was the last time we
would ever see him on a concert stage again...until now. Though he has done
soundtrack and scoring work in the intervening years, there had been no proper The
The release until 2017’s Record Store Day 7” of “We Can’t Stop What’s Coming”, which
featured his long-time collaborator Johnny Marr. Now, with a rumoured new LP possibly
in the offing, Johnson has finally decided to take The The back out on the road.
The band will play a number of UK dates, which will include three London shows at
three different venues, including a sold out Royal Albert Hall gig, before moving across
the pond to play seven North American cities. Still no word of who the personnel of the
band will be, but we’ll keep you covered.
Head over to thethe.com for a full list of the tour dates.