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05 June 2024

Morrissey Announces Live Return In Las Vegas

Morrissey Las Vegas Shows
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Morrissey is headed back to the stage. The former frontman of The Smiths announced on social media that “despite recent fiascos” he’d be performing a pair of concerts in Las Vegas on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 at the House Of Blues inside Mandalay Bay.

“Despite recent fiascos, I will indeed be fully present in blood-soaked flesh at the House of Blues in Las Vegas on July 26 (Friday) and 27 (Saturday),” began the Instagram caption, which accompanied an image of a tour poster.

Morrissey’s post then broadly addressed health issues had been experiencing.

“Having hung upside down for several months, I am now in good health – like an arrow fully drawn and waiting to be fired: please fling me,” the singer wrote. “The 26th has ordained the first U.S. release of Beethoven Was Deaf, a live recording in Paris for your private use. Signed copies of the vinyl will be available at the House of Blues for those of you who still run upstairs whenever the doorbell rings (I certainly do.).”

Morrissey continued: “Life begins again with full accompaniment from Jesse Tobias (guitar), Carmen Vandenberg (guitar), Camila Grey (keyboards), Solomon Walker (bass), and Matthew Walker (drums.) Expect a night of thrust and parry – no-show tunes. If you can find a decent pair of shoes, by all means come along.”

The singer also noted that “there is nothing quite like physical proximity.”

“If you would rather not come, then you are obviously one-half of a twin pair of parakeets. Some people sing, some poison the air. But if life is meaningless then why was there not always nothing? For those of you 85 and over who are still waiting for Bonfire Of Teenagers to be released, good news is finally within our grasp,” Morrissey wrote.

Morrissey concluded by telling fans that he hoped he would “smell” them in Las Vegas.

A pre-sale for Morrissey’s upcoming shows will be available for fans who use the code CHORD on Thursday, June 6 at 10 a.m. local time. Tickets will be available to the public on Friday, June 7 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.

In January 2024, the singer’s tour manager Donnie Knutson shared a message on social media revealing he needed to cancel several shows in Los Angeles due to “physical exhaustion.”

“Morrissey is receiving medical supervision for physical exhaustion,” said Knutson. “He has been ordered to rest for two weeks, and he will remain in Zurich.”

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