Morrissey will tour a new album across the United States in November and December
The indie pop icon and former Smiths frontman recently shared details of his upcoming year-end US tour in support of his fourteenth solo album and self-proclaimed best album.
“The worst year of my life ends with the best album of my life,” Morrissey’s website read when his latest record, Teenage bonfirewas announced in the summer of 2021.
Teenage bonfire was the singer’s first release since being dropped by his record label in November 2020 and the singer’s site announced “Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder” at the time the project is announced.
He responded to the shocking news from his label saying, “This news is perfectly in line with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020.
“My three albums with BMG were the best of my career, and I support them to the death,” he added. “Recording them was a pivotal time in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. It’s always important to me to make music in my own way, and I wouldn’t being on a label that dictates so precisely how its artists should behave – especially when the word “talent” is notably never mentioned.
Teenage bonfire, however, marks a new era for Morrissey. Earlier this summer, he debuted the title track about the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing during a residency in Las Vegas. “This song is new,” the singer said. “It’s about 9/11 in England. Obviously in merry old England most people won’t talk about it, but I will.
No details have been released as to whether a record label has answered the call to release the 11-track album, but he is going on tour anyway. Morrissey’s Live In Concert tour kicks off November 11 in Ontario, California, and ventures sporadically across North America, finally ending in Boston, Massachusetts on December 4.
US TOUR DATES:
November 11 – Ontario, California, Toyota Arena
November 12 – Los Angeles, CA, Greek Theater
Nov. 14 – El Cajon, Calif., The Magnolia
Nov. 15 – El Cajon, Calif., The Magnolia
Nov. 18 – Oakland, Calif., Fox Theater
November 22 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Union Event Center
November 23 – Denver, CO, Paramount Theater
November 25 – Minneapolis, MN, The Fillmore
November 26 – Milwaukee, WI, The Riverside Theater
November 28 – Washington, DC, the anthem
November 30 – Brooklyn, NY, Kings Theater
December 1 – Newark, NJ, Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
December 4 – Boston, MA, MGM Music Hall at Fenway
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