Entries tagged with: Morrissey
FOC @ SXSW 2006 (CRED)
If you've been to SXSW, this documentary is hilarious. If you like Flight of the Conchords, this documentary is hilarious. If you haven't been to SXSW, this documentary is still hilarious, but also educational (in that it will give you some idea of what it's like to go). If you hate Flight of the Conchords, maybe don't watch...
I'm running a little behind again today...
Bigmouth has struck again and, heaven knows, he’s miserable now.
Morrissey is suing the NME and its editor for defamation after the music magazine quoted him on its cover this week as saying: “The Gates of England are flooded. The country’s been thrown away.”
The magazine lambasts the former Smiths frontman for taking a “naive and inflammatory” stance on immigration by employing language that “dangerously echoes” the British National Party’s current manifesto.
Morrissey’s reported comments come 15 years after the NME accused him of experimenting with racist imagery in some of his solo songs and by draping himself in a Union Jack at a gig in Finsbury Park, North London. The singer, 48, says that his words have been taken out of context and now, after one of the most intense relationships in British music, Morrissey and the NME could be heading for the High Court. [TimesOnline]
Kristeenyoung tour dates below....
Morrissey's band dressed down for Halloween - Oct 31, 2007 (CRED)
I have nothing but love for Morrissey. That said, this quote is kind of funny...
...And while Morrissey has tended to stay off the road for long periods, the upcoming break will last only a few months, given the high demand to see the man in person.Previously
"He'll be back out in January," Mercuriadis says. "We'll take a short break and then start again in March." [Billboard]
* lots of fun Morrissey stuff
My band, KRISTEENYOUNG, have been asked to leave the Morrissey tour.(Thx Anthony). Girlfriend In A Coma are taking their place for the next four shows - Vetiver are not .
Although I have been advised not to respond or issue a statement, my feelings are that I must. We have been asked to leave because of something I said on stage at The Hammerstein Ballroom, in New York City, this past Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the statement has been perceived as being profane (when, actually, one of the two words in question is a scientific term found in junior high, health class text books, and the other word, I feel most would agree, is lightweight slang) or defamatory. What I said was part of a thread of stage statements I made throughout our set. They were metaphorical and overstated to make an artistic point. The "offending" statement, in particular, was in no way a literal statement, and was very much in keeping with the tone of my writing in general. I reach for beauty and intelligence in my lyrics, but try to retain a bit of the everyday in them. Maybe the statement was a bit TOO everyday. Maybe I misjudged… but I meant no harm. I love Morrissey with all of my heart, soul, body, spirit, to the core of my existence and always will. These will be the only words I will ever write or speak on the subject ever again. Please don't ask for an interview or e-mail me with questions. Thanks to those who understand and who are brave enough to say so.
Friday, October 26, 2007
DOWNLOAD: Vetiver - Luna Sea (MP3)
random photo of Andy of Vetiver & Michael Lachowski of Pylon (VIA)
UPDATE: Minutes after I posted that Vetiver ARE opening for Morrissey, Vetiver sent out a second message. Now they are NOT opening for Morrissey....
Subject: ok...now this is just plainly ridiculousContinued below.....
ok, so....basically we just got a call a half hour ago to find out that we in fact ARE NOT now opening for Morrissey after all. as it turns out, friends of his, a NYC band called "Girlfriend In A Coma" are now opening up the shows, and
Morrissey has apparently apologized and told us that he is "very, very sorry",
that he likes Vetiver very much, but that "it just doesn't make sense".
you're telling me!
so anyway, no hard feelings, we're all actually very excited to head home and get some rest, and i'm sure all of this will be for the best.
tour w/ Morrissey? we Never Had No One Ever!
love to you all,
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom - Oct 22, 2007 (CRED)
Morrisey played Monday night and Tuesday night. Morrissey plays again Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Some of these shows were reduced in price at various times. This time it's for the Sunday show. "Beginning Thursday, October 25th at noon, purchase $20.00 Tickets for the October 28th show - while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased at The Irving Plaza Box Office, Ticketmaster locations, charge-by-phone, and ticketmaster.com."
Morrissey @ HB, NYC - Oct 23, 2007 (CRED)
Andy Rourke of the Smiths is playing with an English band called Polytechnic at Mercury Lounge in NYC on November 16th. Morrissey of the Smiths played his second of five shows at Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC last night (Oct 23, 2007). Set List below..
DOWNLOAD: Morrissey - I Like You (MP3)
Morrissey @ Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC - Oct 22, 2007 (CRED)
Morrissey began his 5-night stand at Hammerstein Ballroom on Monday night with an energetic and powerful performance. Clearly understanding the disappointment at his cancellation of the June concert, Morrissey said “our little donkey finally made it to New York City, thanks for your patience, thanks for waiting” after the third number. He proceeded to deliver a set tight with recent numbers and weighed heavy on the back end with Smiths favorites, including the rare “Death of a Disco Dancer” from Strangeways. [NYCTaper taped it]Set list and more below....
So, Morrissey cancelled an MSG show, and then announced 5 new NYC shows at the smaller (but still big) Hammerstein Ballroom. Tickets are & were like a gazillion dollars, and then tickets for one of those shows - the October 23rd one - were reduced to $20 (but then were really $22) (+ charges). Then the October 22nd one went down to $32.00 (+ charges), and NOW (just a few days later) the October 22nd one went down again - this time to $20 (but will it be $22?). They go on sale at the reduced rate on Tuesday October 16th @ 10am.
Thanks for the reminder! ANOTHER Morrissey show was reduced in price yesterday. You can now get tickets for the October 22nd show at Hammerstein Ballroom for only $32 (+ Ticketmaster charges). The other show that went on sale was October 23rd. He's playing 5 NYC shows total. Is anyone going to all of them?
Poor Morrissey. First reduced tickets to MSG, then it was completely cancelled, two of his LA shows were just cancelled, and now tickets to one of his upcoming NYC shows have been reduced in price again. Starting Tuesday October 9th at noon, you can purchase $20 tickets to the October 23rd show at Hammerstein Ballroom - at the Irving Plaza box office or online. Full priced tickets are also still available for all five NYC shows.
In more positive news (not that $20 tickets isn't good news), Morrissey "is planning a September 2008 release for his next studio album."
Morrissey @ the Palladium, LA - Oct 1, 2007 (CRED)
Morrissey can't catch a break...
Morrissey's 10-day stint at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles has been hit after a ruptured water main forced the cancellation of two shows.Morrissey's NYC shows begin on October 22nd (hopefully).
The 48-year-old star opened his residency on Monday night, singing songs from throughout his career.
But promoter Live Nation said the problem at the venue led to Tuesday and Thursday nights' gigs being scrapped.
Tickets for the cancelled shows can be used at either the 8 or 9 October performances, or returned for a refund. [BBC]
"....with the only proviso being that Johnny Marr was also in the band." [Press Release]
And about the upcoming shows:
A "season ticket" will be made available in both LA & NYC, eliminating all surcharges for any fans attending every show, which will provide a savings of over $50 in itself.
Also, for the Palladium run, fans will have a special, limited-time opportunity to purchase tickets to all 10 concerts for the price of nine, and to gain early entry into the venue for each show. Starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 27, through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, special 10-night packages will be available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone. In addition to the great savings, fans will also receive a special commemorative ticket that will allow them to go to the front of the line and get right up close in this GA setting. Considering that these are the last live dates on his calendar, this is a fantastic chance for Morrissey's diehard followers to take in every song and relish every detail of what is sure to be an amazing residency.
For the shows at Hammerstein Ballroom, a similar limited-number offer applies. Fans planning to attend all five shows will receive a special package price of $200, thereby saving $125 off of the individual tickets, as well as a commemorative poster, and they will be allowed to go to the front of the line each night, so they can be the first ones in the building and closest to the stage.
Morrissey @ The Borgata in Atlantic City - July 24, 2007 (CRED)
I guess Morrissey wants to make up for the mess that was a a bunch of cancelled dates including one at the too-big MSG in NYC (and his related health problems). Not only is he coming back to NYC this year to play some shows, he's playing FIVE of them, and all at the much-smaller-than-MSG Hammerstein Ballroom. It's funny how in a different context, Hammerstein Ballroom can suddenly seem attractive (feel free to disagree). And NYC are not the only lucky ones. He's also playing FOUR nights in San Francisco, and TEN nights in Los Angeles, and a few single shows in other parts of North America as well. All tour dates below....
"Save the World" - Bloc Party @ Live Earth London (CRED)
The most bizzare thing about the Bad Brains show on the boat was before the show when HR was just sort walking around by himself with his sunglasses on - looking extremely chill, and nobody was talking to him - at least when I saw him. He apparently did speak to at least one person before the show though, and it was DL host Sara Schaefer. AOL has the must-see video where they talk about the new album, and even sick Morrissey's favorite artist (and Gogol Bordello collaborator) Madonna. Keep the video running for a cool in-studio performance by Bloc Party that comes up right after Bad Brains. Updated Bloc Party tour dates below....
Morrissey @ the NorVa, Norfolk, VA - July 9, 2007 (CRED)
Following successful shows in Boston and Norfolk Morrissey's US tour is back in full swing. With that in mind we are delighted to announce rescheduled dates for Philadelphia at The Mann Centre on the 23rd of July and Atlantic City at the Borgata on the 24th of July. It has not been possible to reschedule shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, Holmdel, Northampton, Mass's, Pines Theatre, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center or Baltimore's Ram's Head as despite our best efforts those venues are not available during the remaining tour period. It is hoped that we will be able to add a US leg to the tour this fall and that we will be able to play all of the above cities. In the meantime anyone holding tickets to those 4 shows should obtain a refund at the point of purchase. The tour continues this week with shows in Knoxville,TN; Clearwater, FL; Boca Raton, FL and Orlando, FL.
Following last night's performance at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia Morrissey was seen by an ear, nose and throat specialist this morning in Washington, DC. The doctor confirmed that Morrissey was still suffering from a viral infection that had caused the postponement of several shows last week and that his throat had not healed. As a result he has ordered that Morrissey not sing again before the 7th of July at the earliest. Consequently in addition to tonight's show in Baltimore the scheduled concerts in Atlantic City at The Borgata on the 5th of July and Holmdel, New Jersey at PNC Arts Center on the 6th of July have been postponed. An announcement will be made as soon as possible as to whether it is possible to reschedule any of these shows and in the meantime ticket holders should maintain possession of their tickets. The tour is scheduled to recommence in Boston on the 7th of July at Bank Of America Pavillion.
Just a few posts ago I said I hoped Morrissey was able to play his show in NYC this weekend, and now...
Morrissey's concert at Madison Square Garden scheduled for tomorrow night the 30th of June has postponed due to illness.That really sucks.
The singer was taken ill earlier this week 7 songs into his performance in Boston which forced the postponement of that show as well as shows in Northampton, Mass and Philadelphia.
The artist's representatives are currently in the process of working on securing rescheduled dates and hope to make an announcement on Monday July 2nd. In the meantime Morrissey's performance July 6th at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel NJ is to proceed as planned.
Live Nation is offering 50% off "select tickets with student ID" for Morrissey's upcoming shows at MSG (June 30) & PNC Bank Arts Center (July 6) - box office only. The setlist from his recent Hollywood Bowl show below...
* Andy Rourke of the Smiths will be @ Pianos on May 3rd (tix)
* Johnny Marr will be will be in Philly that night
* Morrissey will be on the West Coast
* Andy Rourke raises $$ to fight cancer
* Johnny Marr writes Crowded House track
* Morrissey snubs Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame
* Morrissey tickets on sale Monday