Morrissey will play a short tour of arenas around the UK in March. It follows an emotional one-off date at London’s o2 Arena in November when the former Smiths singer performed to 20,000 people. After the show stunned fans took to social media expressing fears he was about to stop touring following revelations about his health, including treatment for cancer.
He hit headlines last week after declaring his delight at the death of a female matador, gored in Mexico City. Speaking to his fanzine the committed vegetarian and animal rights advocate described Karla de Los Angeles as a “serial killer”. He had made his views clear on the subject by recording a song on his most recent album “World Peace Is None of Your Business” called “The Bullfighter Dies.”
Meanwhile ahead of the new tour Morrissey’s long-time band leader, Boz Boorer, is making a number of DJ appearances in the United States. The guitarist was recently forced to close his record shop in Camden after the landlords sold their property. However Boorer, who ran the shop with his wife Lynn, confirmed on Facebook that they will re-open once a new site is found.
Tickets for the March dates go on sale this Friday 16th January.
- Friday 13th March Nottingham Capital FM Arena
- Saturday 14th March Bournemouth International Centre
- Wednesday 18th March Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
- Friday 20th March Leeds First Direct Arena
- Saturday 21st March Glasgow SSE Hydro
- Friday 27th March Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
More information on Morrissey can be found at his official fanzine, True To You.