Entries tagged with: Morrissey
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Morrissey @ The Majestic, Dallas - 5/22/2014
"The question I have to ask is: Where the hell did those 32 years go?"Morrissey celebrated turning 55 in Dallas last week (5/22/2014) at The Magestic Theater, one of three Texas shows on his current tour. Dallas got a bunch of songs from his soon-to-be-released World Peace is None of Your Business and probably not enough '80s-era classics for most fans. (No cheeky inclusion of "Unhappy Birthday," either.)
So began Steven Patrick Morrissey's 55th-birthday set at the Majestic Theater in downtown Dallas, his long-awaited return following two cancellations last year due to, among other things, a bout of double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer and something called Barrett's esophagus, in case you need a band name. He was referring, of course, to those long-ago days in The Smiths, formed in 1982 when Morrissey met Johnny Marr. What else are milestone birthdays for if not the brief wistful glance backward?
But that beloved band remains very much a distant memory for Morrissey: His tidy, occasionally jarring 17-song set list Thursday night consisted of only three Smiths offerings, among them the band's very first single ("Hand in Glove," emerging from its time capsule almost unaltered) and "Asleep," the grim B-side to the 1985 single "The Boy with the Thorn in His Side" said to have been performed only once live by the band.
The latter was a strange offering with which to begin to begin an abbreviated, two-song encore: "There is another world/There is a better world," moans the suicidal narrator accompanied only by a piano playing a lullaby's melody. "Well, there must be." But the faithful (and is there any other kind of Morrissey fan?) reveled in its desolate beauty. What is a Moz show, after all, if not a chance for a thousand people to get together and feel good about feeling awful? - [The Dallas Morning News]
Two days later, Moz hit Austin Music Hall (5/24) for a sold-out show. Pics setlist and video from that are on BrooklynVegan. Setlist and pics from the Dallas show -- plus ones of opener Kristeen Young -- are below.
Morrissey @ Bass Concert Hall in Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
Morrissey just announced 2014 tour dates which include three stops in Texas: Dallas on May 22 at Majestic Theatre, Austin on May 24 at Austin Music Hall and May 25 at Julie Rogers Theatre in Beaumont. No word on tickets yet, but the Dallas show is on his actual birthday -- he'll be 55.
Morrissey @ Bass Concert Hall in Austin, 2011 (more by Tim Griffin)
We were hopeful, but alas...
As the doctor has ordered MORRISSEY to rest for two additional weeks, the upcoming Texas engagements in El Paso (2/12), Austin (2/13), Pharr (2/15), Beaumont (2/16), and Dallas (2/18) will need to be rescheduled. MORRISSEY is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus. These shows are in the process of being rescheduled immediately and all patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as the new dates will be announced shortly. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes and looks forward to getting back on the road. The tour will resume as scheduled in Denver at Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre on Feb 21.Previously: Morrissey cancels more dates, has Barrett's Esophagus.
Morrissey at Radio City in October (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned on BrooklynVegan, Morrissey announced a 2013 tour which includes rescheduled dates for the shows he had to postpone to be with his ailing mother, and several new ones too. The new tour brings him to TX on February 12 at Tricky Falls in El Paso, February 13 at Austin Music Hall in Austin, February 15 at Pharr Events Center in Pharr, February 16 at Jefferson Theater in Beaumont, and February 18 at Palladium in Dallas. Ticket info for the shows is forthcoming.
All dates are listed at BrooklynVegan.
Morrissey @ Terminal 5 earlier this month (NYC) (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Morrissey already postponed a few dates on his current U.S. tour but has now done the same for the tour entirely so he can be bedside for his ailing mother. While there were no Austin stops this time around, it did include three other Texas cities -- El Paso, TX on 11/27, Wichita Falls on 11/28 and Pharr on 11/30. No word on makeup dates -- though they are to be rescheduled -- and we wish Moz's mom a speedy recovery.
words & thought bubble mock-up by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
Morrissey plans to skirt the border of Texas in 2012
As we reported on BrooklynVegan a little more than a week ago, Morrissey is heading back out on the road for an extensive world tour. There are currently at least 35 U.S. dates, including 4 in Texas (Austin sadly isn't one of them, though he was just here at Bass Concert Hall in November of 2011).
At the end of November 2012 he will work his way around the Lone Star State with stops in El Paso's Tricky Falls Theater, Wichita Falls' Kay Yeager Coliseum, Pharr's Events Center, and Beaumont's Jefferson Theatre. I'm not sure if he's trying to send a message, but as you can see in the image above, all locations are as close to being 'not in Texas' as it gets.
A list of all dates is below...
photos by Tim Griffin
Morrissey @ Bass Concert Hall on 11/15/2011
Moz Statement on the death of Shelagh Delaney:RIP Shelagh Delaney.
"A genuine poet has passed through the world. Shelagh Delaney exercised a wide influence with the shock of plain language, and shafts of satiric wit, into a severe and donnish 1950s world where working-class people had thus far been assumed to be simplistic, flag-waving cannon-fodder. Her writing was a magnificent confession of life as it was commonly lived in her hometown of Salford, with all of its carefully preserved monotony. She was attacked for immorality, which, then as now, is proof that you have hit on something.
'A Taste of Honey' was a sentiment that had not been expressed before its time - far more real than life.
It was the Salford of sagging roofs, rag and bone men, walk-up flats, derelict sites, rear-entrance buses, and life in tight circumstances.
Shelagh Delaney did not become fat with success, or become a celebrity, because she was of richer intellect.
She has always been a part of my life as a perfect example of how to get up and get out and do it. If you worry about respect you don't get it. Shelagh Delaney had it and didn't seem to notice it.
Los Angeles, November 2011."
Last night, 11/22, Morrissey, not long after finding out about the passing of his muse Shelagh Delaney, played a show at the CA Center for the Arts in Escondido, CA. Check out the setlist from that one below.
Tonight (11/23), as you may have heard, Morrissey is playing a last-minute intimate show at the Music Box in LA. Tickets to the show, which was announced Monday, were sold only at the box office at first, starting at noon 11/22. You might assume that this show is 'sold out', however as of this post (the morning of the show) tickets are currently still available via TicketMaster here. Get on it!
Earlier on the tour, Moz played Bass Concert Hall (on 11/15). We already posted some pictures from that Austin show over at BrooklynVegan. Here's a second set. Check them all out along with last night's California setlist, below...