Posted in music | tour dates on August 25, 2014

Morrissey in Austin earlier this year (more by Tim Griffin)
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It's been three whole days (or so) since we last posted about Morrissey and whatever drama he's seems to be drumming up for himself, so here's your latest update. Over the weekend, Morrissey's new album, World Peace is None of Your Business, disappeared off iTunes, Spotify and other digital services, much as Moz predicted it might. (He claims he never signed a contract and that Harvest "has no right to sell it.") Billboard reports that Harvest Records released a statement saying they pulled it at behest of the artist. In a note to TrueToYou.net, Morrissey says he's "urgently seeking a label" to rerelease the new album.

That last bit came at the end of a tour announcement -- European fall dates, to be specific. Hopefully for fans over there he won't cancel them. Those are listed below. And finally, Morrissey is an on-the-record fan of '70s New York punk (he wrote a book about New York Dolls before he started The Smiths) and was asked by Rhino Records to compile the tracklisting for their forthcoming Best of the Ramones. While the release date and actual tracklist are still TBA, Morrissey has shared the picture for the cover which he chose as well. It's more in the style of his Smiths sleeves than anything from his solo career. That cover art, along with those European tour dates, below...

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Morrissey's cover pic for Best of the Ramones
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Morrissey - 20124 Tour Dates
10/06 Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
10/13 Rome, Italy @ Atlantico
10/16 Milan, Italy @ Teatro Linear
10/17 Bologna, Italy @ Paladozza
10/19 Pescara, Italy @ Pala Gpii
10/21 Florence, Italy @ Obihall
10/22 Padova, Italy @ Geox Theater
10/24 Vienna, Austria @ Konzerthaus
11/05 Hannover, Germany @ Capitol
11/08 Lund, Sweden @ Sparbank Arena
11/09 Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer
11/11 Goteborg, Sweden @ Lisebergshallen
11/13 Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
11/19 Warsaw, Poland @ Laznia Nowa
11/23 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
11/24 Essen, Germany @ Colosseum
11/29 London, England @ O2 Arena

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Comments (18)

Hope Moz has fun canceling the tour and coming up with excuses or people to blame.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 12:00 AM

love Moz, love "IA mN ota M an"

Posted by Street | August 26, 2014 1:59 AM

We will soon find out what the word for "canceled" is in all these different languages !

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 8:31 AM

Gee, why Europe and not the us? Could it be that no promoter here wants to work with him?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 10:40 AM

"Teenage Morrissey" would be a great anme for a band.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 10:49 AM

In my life why do I keep giving valuable time to people who don't care if I live or die?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 10:52 AM

according to Tony Fletcher's Smiths bio, Morrissey was not a Ramones fan at all in his young rock critic days, so guess he's eating his words now.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 10:53 AM

This guy is such a clown.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 10:55 AM

That's just a random picture of some boys isn't it?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 11:01 AM

"pulling" a record that nobody wants to buy is actually a pretty smart marketing move.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 11:26 AM

Those cover pic boys can gangbang me raw XOXO

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 12:17 PM

"Since its release the album has sold 25,000 units -- 15,000 CDs, 3,000 LPs and 8,000 digital downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With those kind of sales numbers for the physical formats, Billboard speculates that Harvest probably built about 50,000 physical units for the U.S. market. That means there is still plenty of World Peace stock left for Morrissey fans to track down, if they're so inclined."

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 12:27 PM

Yeah, Morrissey's admitted to giving the Ramones' debut LP a terrible review that he regretted, since he became a big fan shortly afterwards.

If there's a lesson here: there's still hope for some of you idiots too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 2:45 PM

after i dump a load i like to look in the bowl to see what i created.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 2:51 PM

^Thanks for the imagery Josh, you dick.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 3:01 PM

Why did they choose Morrissey to do the Ramones stuff? They should have chosen me. I hit women.

Posted by Ben Weasel | August 26, 2014 3:19 PM

Agreed, 2:45.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2014 5:25 PM

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