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Morrissey will resume his North American tour with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday, February 26 followed by a 27-city tour with newly added cities.
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A handful of weeks back, Morrissey took ill and was forced to cancel a run of US tour dates. The source of his malady was mysterious, and the nature of his response to the cancellations was typically, pricelessly acid and morbid. In what may as well have amounted to the Gettysburg Address of press release… More »
This thing has taken on the tense rhythm of a Nadal-Federer rally at Wimbledon 2008. Morrissey is, of course, Federer. Why? Because they kind of look alike, don’t you think? They totally do! Fine, whatever. Anyway, Staples Center just returned Moz’s backhand smash from late yesterday (see below) with a delicately placed… More »
Well, this is embarrassing.
Yesterday I made a great big stink about how cool it was that Morrissey had forced Los Angeles’s Staples Center to go vegetarian on the night of his sold-out performance at the venue; my enthusiasm was mostly met with snark and a pretty convincing argument that Morrissey is basically… More »
Morrissey is probably the most visible animal-rights advocate in music today, and while I’m a meat-eater, personally, I think it’s pretty cool that he’s using his live performances as leverage to affect some modicum of change, or at least force a discourse. Coachella allegedly offered to go vegetarian for a Smiths reunion, and now, L.A.’… More »
Morrissey has unfortunately had to cancel another string of shows due to illness, including shows in Dallas, Davis, San Francisco, and more. He is currently being treated for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus. Feel better, Moz. Morrissey wrote a lengthy statement explaining the cancellations, concluding with a reminder that, “Whatever happens, I love you.”… More »
Morrissey’s song “Action Is My Middle Name” is a couple of years old now, but he hasn’t gotten around to releasing it yet, since he hasn’t found the right label for whatever new album he might have. Last night, though, Moz sang the song on the Late Show With David Letterman, by way of promoting… More »
For a band that lasted only five years and released only four official full-length albums, the Smiths’ catalog is a nightmare to untangle. The 70 or so songs the band eventually issued were consistently brilliant — an idiosyncratic amalgam of character studies, political insight, and life-changing anthems for the eternal outsider. In Britain, they were… More »
It’s been an active October for Morrissey: from quashing Smiths reunion rumors to performing on Fallon to being interviewed by Colbert. And last night, Moz played Radio City Music Hall, the first of three NYC performances (the other two are at Terminal 5 tomorrow, 10/12, and Saturday, 10/13). Photographer wagz2it was on hand to document… More »
The combination of Stephen Colbert and Morrissey is such a stark, extreme contrast between two very different forms of archness that I’m surprised the universe didn’t find some incredibly withering way to explode when the two of them sat down across from each other. During their interview, Colbert baited Morrissey about both his hatred for… More »
Last night, Steven Patrick Morrissey brought his inimitable form of middle-aged swagger to the stage at Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, performing a frankly spectacular cover of Frankie Valli’s song “To Give (The Reason I Live).” As an online bonus, he also trotted out his 2006 song “You Have Killed Me.” He dressed in some… More »
Yesterday, we told you about how Coachella offered to go vegetarian in exchange for a Smiths reunion at the festival, and then we mentioned a report citing “credible sources” claiming a Smiths reunion was indeed imminent.
Not so, say other credible sources, i.e., Morrissey’s publicist. “The Smiths are never, ever, ever, ever, ever,… More »
The Smiths commenced recording their fourth (and ultimately final) full-length knowing the title of the album and little else. Still, the band possessed such a strong sense of self — with a variegated cosmology that made room for cult film stars and Wilde worship, the Brill Building and monarchic brickbats — that Strangeways, Here We… More »
For most of us, the Olympics are a pretty fun event, heartbreaking Mckayla Maroney vault fuckup or no. People trying really hard at sporting events! And sometimes succeeding! Multiple triumphs of human spirit everyday! Teamwork! Camaraderie! A Queen Elizabeth stunt double jumping out of a helicopter! There’s just a lot to like. Morrissey, however, doesn’t… More »
Having already culminated one legendary career as the voice of the Smiths, and now five years into creating what would eventually become a second legendary one as the voice of himself, Steven Patrick Morrissey was at an interesting impasse in 1992. Following the Smiths’ contentious split in 1987, public opinion was at best divided concerning… More »
Years have gone by and Morrissey is still sitting on a followup for Years Of Refusal with no label to release it, but thankfully this shall not deter the world’s most articulate miserablist from touring the world, pointing out America’s shortcomings and Britain’s even more, and taking the opportunity of a royal event (here, the… More »
Yesterday fans of the Smiths and Morrissey united at the Avalon in Hollywood to celebrate all things Moz. Plenty of pompadours and horn-rimmed glasses filled the venue as people danced their hearts out to songs from the Smiths and Morrissey for most of the evening. Two cover bands, Maladjusted and These Charming Men also played… More »