The Cribs to preview new album with Johnny Marr

The Cribs. Johnny Marr not pictured

When an ex-Smith joins your band you might experience a cosmic shift in expectation. Enter The Cribs and new recruit Johnny Marr, who'll be showcasing their first material together during a small and intimate tour of the UK in early 2009.

Marr's guitar worked wonders for Modest Mouse, so, no pressure chaps.

February 2009 tour dates

4. Glasgow ABC
5. Manchester Ritz
8. Bradford St Georges Hall
10. London Heaven