Morrissey Announces Asia And Australia Tour Dates
Buy The Smiths vinyl and CDs at the Dig! store
The former Smiths frontman has just completed a UK and Ireland headline tour, and will head back out on the road in September for the previously announced 40 Years Of Morrissey tour of the US and South America.
A note on Morrissey’s official site states that the musicians for the upcoming tour will be: Jesse Tobias (guitars), Juan Galeano (bass guitar), Carmen Vandenberg (guitar), Camila Grey (keyboards), and Brendan Buckley (drums).
Meanwhile, Morrissey has recently been in the news for a sharply worded tribute to the late Sinéad O’Connor. Praising her “proud vulnerability”, he wrote on his website: “There is a certain music industry hatred for singers who don’t ‘fit in’ (this I know only too well), and they are never praised until death – when, finally, they can’t answer back […] You praise her now ONLY because it is too late. You hadn’t the guts to support her when she was alive and she was looking for you.
“The press will label artists as pests because of what they withhold … and they would call Sinead sad, fat, shocking, insane … oh but not today! Music CEOs who had put on their most charming smile as they refused her for their roster are queueing-up to call her a ‘feminist icon’, and 15 minute celebrities and goblins from hell and record labels of artificially aroused diversity are squeezing onto Twitter to twitter their jibber-jabber … when it was YOU who talked Sinead into giving up … because she refused to be labelled, and she was degraded, as those few who move the world are always degraded.
“She was a challenge, and she couldn’t be boxed-up, and she had the courage to speak when everyone else stayed safely silent. She was harassed simply for being herself. Her eyes finally closed in search of a soul she could call her own.”
Morrissey upcoming tour dates
9 – Singapore, Star Theater
16 – Chek Lap Kok, Asia World Expo
18 – Bangkok, Samyan Hall
22 – Jakarta, Istora Senayan
28 – Tokyo, Toyosu Pit
1 – Perth, Concert Hall
4 – Melbourne, Palais Theater
5 – Melbourne, Palais Theater
8 – Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Music Hall
10 – Sydney, State Theater
11 – Sydney, State Theater
14 – Auckland, The Civic