Indie’s arch-miserablist, the inimitable Morrissey, has announced a world tour – but so far, there’s only one UK date.
It remains to be seen if Mozza, who played a sold-out gig at the Usher Hall in 2012, and also performed at the Playhouse Theatre in 2008, will make a rare return to Edinburgh – though fans are hopeful more tour dates will be announced soon.
The former Smiths man will play a show at Manchester Arena on August 20, but has not added any further UK dates, having last September claimed that his last London show would be his last time performing in the UK due to “diminishing interest from British labels.”
Morrissey’s world tour will kick off at Berlin’s Tempodrom on August 16, before moving on to the US in September, then making stops in Asia and Australia, and ending at the Abraham Chavez Theatre in El Paso, Texas, on November 23.
No stranger to controversy, 57-year-old Morrissey is practically a recluse who makes no bones about his hatred of the press, and has long been a target of paparazzi and regular fodder for the tabloids.
Since first appearing on Top Of The Pops in 1983 wearing NHS specs, a hearing aid and with a gladioli hanging out his back pocket, Morrissey has became a most unlikely icon.
The combination of his lyrics and the emotive, innovative guitar-playing of bandmate Johnny Marr turned Manchester band The Smiths into one of the most influential groups of all time – tracks like This Charming Man, What Difference Does It Make, Panic and Girlfriend In A Coma becoming instant classics.
The Smiths split up at the height of their popularity in 1987, after which Morrissey went on to forge a hugely successful solo career, penning hits like Suedehead, The Last Of The Famous International Playboys, Everyday Is Like Sunday and First Of The Gang To Die.
You can see the full list of dates below.
Morrissey world tour dates:
August 16 Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
20 Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
September 17 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
20 Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
22 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
24 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
28 Tokyo, Japan – Orchard Hall
29 Tokyo, Japan – Orchard Hall
October 01 Yokohama, Japan – Bay Hall
02 Osaka, Japan – IMP Hall
06 Hong Kong, China – MacPherson Stadium
12 Jakarta, Indonesia – Senayan Golf Driving Range
15 Singapore City, Singapore – Marina Barrage
18 Bangkok, Thailand – Moonstar Studio
22 Melbourne, Australia – Festival Hall
26 Adelaide, Australia – Thebarton Theatre
28 Canberra, Australia – Royal Theatre
29 Wollongong, Australia – WIN Centre
31 New Castle, Australia – Civic Theatre
November 09 Irvine, CA – Bren Events Center
11 Reno, NV – Grand Theatre
14 Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
16 Dallas, TX – McFarlin Auditorium
17 San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center
19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
23 El Paso, TX – Abraham Chavez Theatre