Posted in music | tour dates on June 18, 2012

Morrissey at Bass Concert Hall in Austin, Nov 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
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Morrissey has just announced a sizeable fall North American tour, including an NYC stop at Radio City Music Hall on October 10. No word on an on-sale date yet but you can keep checking Ticketmaster. All tour dates are with Kristeen Young (who is back on good terms with Moz we gather) and are listed below.

There's been a lot of news about the former Smiths singer who turned 53 last month. NME has publicly appologized for a 2007 article which Moz claimed portrayed him as a racist. (Claims that have dogged the singer since "Bengali in Platforms" on his solo debut Viva Hate.) Morrissey had filed a libel suit against the UK music weekly that was to have gone to court this summer, but has been dropped after NME published the following statement:

NME is pleased that it has buried the hatchet with Morrissey in respect of the libel case he brought against us in 2007.

Morrissey sued over an article based on interviews with him which he believed accused him of racism.
After an ongoing dialogue with Morrissey and his representatives, NME today publishes a clarification in the magazine and online which makes it clear that we do not believe we ever called Morrissey a racist and nor do we believe he is.

We have said sorry to Morrissey for any misunderstanding that may have arisen.
The settlement with Morrissey does not involve payment of any damages or legal costs (other than a small sum of costs which the court ordered NME to pay last year when we applied unsuccessfully to have the case struck out on grounds of delay).

In other news, via Moz zine True to You, Morrissey has refuted/clarified a published interview with JuiceOnline where Moz supposedly said he still planned to retire at age 55:
Morrissey would like to stress that reports of his 'retirement', as excitably earmarked by several newspapers and websites are "wishful thinking" on behalf of the writers.
There's still no news, however, in the areas most fans are interested in -- a new record or label. In another recent missive to True to You, he revealed, "We are no closer to port where record label interest is concerned. I promised I would never mention this again. But I just have." In the same update he also said that he's in need of a new drummer:
Our little covered wagon has lost drummer Matt Walker, who was eager to bring his term to an end. No bargainings could persuade him to stay, and his interest drew its last breath at Stockton. Behind the kit, Matt was a greyhound unleashed, and his great work on Years of refusal will always and forever speak up in his favor. His exit is sad, but he had no wish to continue, and a branch falls away.
As live dates begin July 5 in Belgium we imagine the chair has already been filled.

All Morrissey tour dates are listed below.

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Morrissey - 2012 Tour Dates
July 5 Liege - Les Ardentes Festival
July 7 Rome - Cavea Auditorium
July 8 Genoa - Arena Del Mare
July 10 Milan - Arcimboldi Theater
July 11 Florence - Cavea Nuovo Teatro Dell'Opera
July 13 Grado - Diga Nazario Sauro
July 16 Athens - Lycabettus Theater
July 19 Istanbul - Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre
July 21 Tel Aviv - Bitan1
July 24 Cascais - Cascais Music Festival
July 28 Manchester - Manchester Arena, eBay
July 30 Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall, eBay
10/5 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre

10/6 Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater

10/10 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall

10/15 Portland, ME @ State Theatre

10/16 Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

10/18 Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre

10/19 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre

10/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall

10/24 Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion

10/26 Flint, MI @ James H Whiting Auditorium

10/27 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre

10/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre

10/30 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom

11/1 Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre

11/3 Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House

11/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah

11/8 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre

11/10 Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre

11/11 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

11/14 Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis

11/16 San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall

11/17 Reno, NV @ John Ascuaga's Nugget - Rose Ballroom

11/21 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

11/23 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom

11/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena
 w/ Iggy & the Stooges
11/27 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

11/28 Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum

11/30 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center

12/1 Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theatre

12/3 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

12/5 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel

12/7 North Bethesda, MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore

12/8 Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Resort and Casino - House of Blues


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Comments (29)

Who put the "M" in Radio City Music Hall!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:03 AM

House of Blues in AC would be awesome

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:11 AM

11/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena
 w/ Iggy & the Stooges

Why can't we get the Stooges!!! Anyway there's a nice gap around NYC dates so I'm sure there will be "smaller" gigs announced:) Remember when he tried to play at MSG then downgraded to 5 nights at Hammerstein? I went to one of those shows for like $20 since he couldn't even sell that place out!

Before you retire in 2 years, Morrissey get the Smiths to reunite. Then you might be able to fill up MSG:)

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:23 AM

niagara falls! oh yeah!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:26 AM

9:23 the Hammerstein run was great! Setlist were fun too! I paid $20 a show went to 3!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:29 AM

i dont think there will be otha shows, hell want to sell this one out as much as possible.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 9:50 AM

Does he still do that bit where he takes his shirt off, throws it and then a bunch of losers fight each other for it?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:01 AM

something is squeezing my skull!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:01 AM

10:01, thankfully, he still does! :p

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:11 AM

10:01 Don't give no more..please don't give no more. You Swore!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:16 AM

Went to one of the shows at the Hammerstein run (October '07?), paid $30 for a ticket outside as the show was beginning, where'd you pay $20? Setlist was a blast, played mostly upbeat songs, a lot of Smiths songs, then saw him at Carnegie Hall like a year or 2 later and was nearly bored to tears, and I still have Carnegie Hall calling me to boot!

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:29 AM

MOZ 2012

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:38 AM

I still want to bone Morrissey

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:42 AM

10:29 I got them on ebay. Also I hate attending shows at Carnegie STRICTLY BECUASE they call you for their fund drives non stop! UGGGH

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:44 AM

Holy overrated...

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 11:08 AM

Remember when he played bowery ballroom? That was horrible since people would not stop talking throughout entire set.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 1:07 PM

LOL a moz show through BP good fucking luck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 1:48 PM

mozzzzzzzzzz

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 1:55 PM

I recall one time I saw morrisey at mamouns and they were playing a cure cd in the shop and he walked the fuck out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 2:35 PM

My favorite Robert Smith quote regarding Morrissey. "If Morrissey says don't eat meat I would order a big steak"

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 2:46 PM

^ so us it a safe bet to say that morrisey is a hummus eating man, and Robert smith likes to eat weiners?

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 2:53 PM

Somebody asked me once if Robert Smith was a part of the Smiths. I laughed and said "no child" as I gently patted her on the head.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 2:58 PM

a complimentary anal douche is incl as part of vip tkt package.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 5:36 PM

I want to bone 10:42.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2012 10:22 PM

im just gonna ask...is there money to be made on any of these shows? apparently radio city isnt gonna be worth it

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2012 4:41 PM

that week padding around radio city makes it seem pretty likely he will be on SNL that week

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 10:57 AM

Moz tickets always cheap on ebay for NYC with the exception of Bowery or Webster hall

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2012 11:13 AM

Moz already sold out??

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2012 10:01 AM

amazing music.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 10:55 AM

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