The former Smiths front man plays London’s Eventim Apollo on September 20th and 21st.
Morrissey has said that his forthcoming London dates are likely to be the last time he ever plays in the UK. The former Smiths frontman, who released album World Peace Is None of Your Business last year, is currently without a record deal after a fallout with label Harvest Records.
Morrissey could be done with playing live in the UK.
In a message posted to his fansite True to You Morrissey said, "There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows.”
Continue reading: Morrissey Says Upcoming London Shows Are Likely To Be His Last
‘List of the Lost’ follows the singer’s 2013 memoirs.
Morrissey will publish his debut novel titled List of the Lost next month, according to the singer's fansite 'True To You'. The novel is the former Smiths frontman’s first foray into fiction and comes two years after the publication of his best-selling memoir Autobiography.
Morrissey will publish his debut novel in September.
A post on the fansite reads, ‘Morrissey’s first novel, List of the Lost, will be published by Penguin Books (UK) at the end of September. The book will be issued in softcover/paperback as a New Fiction title, and comes almost two years after Morrissey’s very successful Autobiography publication of October 2013.’
The former Smiths frontman has also attacked his label Harvest for showing ‘zero intrest’ in his recent Msg show.
Morrissey has announced he’ll be headed back to the UK later this year, to play three shows in September. The 56 year old is currently on an 18-city tour of North America which included a headlining gig at New York’s Madison Square Garden last weekend.
Morrissey has announced a handful of UK live dates.
Morrissey will pay Hull Arena on September 18th, followed by a two night stint at London's Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on September 20th and 21st. Noticeably absent from the list is a gig in the singer’s home city of Manchester, which was also left out from his last UK tour. Tickets for all three shows go on sale next Friday (July 10).
Continue reading: Morrissey Announces Three UK Dates For September
Morrissey congratulated Ireland on its historic referendum, but says the country still has work to do.
Morrissey has congratulated Ireland on its historic referendum result on gay marriage, though there's a "must do better" caveat. The former Smiths frontman shared a message on the True To You blog on Sunday after Ireland had voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage.
Morrissey praised Ireland - but said the country still has work to do
In the message under the headline 'Congratulations to Ireland', Morrissey wrote: "The people, once again, teach the church. The people, once again, teach the politicians."
Continue reading: Morrissey Congratulates Ireland On Gay Marriage..But There's A Caveat.
Morrissey has written to Al Gore concerning meat and dairy products at the upcoming Live Earth events.
Morrissey, the former Smiths frontman and animal rights activist, has written an open letter to climate change campaigner Al Gore and Live Earth 2015 founder Kevin Wall to request that meat and dairy products are not served at the upcoming concerts.
Morrissey is a fervent animal rights campaigner
"Serving meat and dairy products at an event to combat climate change is like selling pistols at a gun-control rally," Morrissey wrote. "Your responsibility is to alert people to a crisis, not sell out to the vendors responsible for it."
Continue reading: Morrissey Writes To Al Gore To Take Meat Off The Menu At Live Earth 2015
Always one to give great copy, the legendary former Smiths frontman attacked the current trend among indie artists for crowdsourced music.
Legendary indie music icon Morrissey has spoken out against crowdsourcing in pop. Currently without a record deal and having a reputation for falling out with record label bosses over the years, the star has vowed never to resort to raising money online as a means of making new music.
In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais, the Mozfather took aim at artists who use the internet to source the money for album projects. “It is a desperate measure, and insulting to your audience,” he railed. “We have already provided sufficient amounts of money. What is the next thing you're going to ask?”
Morrissey performing live in London, 2014
Continue reading: Morrissey Derides Crowdsourced Music As "Desperate" And "Insulting"
Morrissey has endured a rough couple of weeks, but he's heading out on tour.
Despite enduring one of the most difficult periods of his career, Morrissey has announced an extensive European tour with dates in the UK, including a show at London's O2 Arena in November. The singer will play the capital on November 29.
Morrissey claims Harvest botched the release of his latest album
A post on the fan-site True To You outlined the details of the tour, which also passes through Italy, Portugal, Austria, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Denmark. The tour will come as somewhat of a surprise to fans, given the chaos of the past couple of weeks. Last week, the singer claimed he had been dropped by his label Harvest, though executive refuted the claims and denied they had ended the contract. Morrissey's album World Peace is None of Your Business has been removed from US iTunes and Spotify.
Continue reading: Dropped Or Not, Morrissey Announces European Tour With UK Dates
Morrissey has remembered his good friend Elaine Stritch.
Morrissey is one of numerous high profile stars to pay tribute to the late actress Elaine Stritch, who died on Friday at 89. The singer, who recently released his new album World Peace Is None Of Your Business, was close friends with Stritch and wrote about the actress in his autobiography.
Stritch was an icon on both stage and screen and recently starred as Alec Baldwin's on-screen mother in 30 Rock.
Continue reading: Morrissey Pays Tribute To "Demented Genius" Elaine Stritch
Stop us if you think that you’ve heard this one before - after pulling the remainder of his US tour, we look at some of Morrissey’s other excuses for cancelling shows.
Earlier this week, former Smiths frontman Morrissey came under fire from fans after cancelling the remaining dates of his North American tour. The 55-year-old left thousands of US fans disappointed after pulling the gigs due to a respitory infection.
Singer Morrissey cancels remainder of US tour
However, fans of the songwriter quickly took to social media sites Twitter and Facebook to point out this is not the first time Morrissey had ‘started something that he couldn't finish,’ having cancelled the same shows in previous years.
Continue reading: Famous Excuses Morrissey Has Used To Cancel Shows
The 55 year-old singer has been forced to postpone the rest of his scheduled shows due to a respiratory infection worsening, which he claims was contracted from his opening act, who had "a horrendous cold."
Morrissey has left thousands of US fans disappointed!
The remainder of the singer's US tour has been cancelled due to a respiratory infection, he contracted in Miami, worsening.
At first Morrissey rescheduled a number of shows, hoping to hit the road once he recovered, but on Tuesday (June 10th) it was confirmed that the whole entire tour was scrapped.
Morrissey has teamed up with his old pal Pamela Anderson for 'Earth is the Loneliest Place'
Morrissey has enlisted the help of Pamela Anderson for a spoken word video for new single Earth is the Loneliest Planet. The famous animal rights activists stand atop the Capitol Tower in Los Angeles, looking out on a dusky Hollywood skyline.
Morrissey Has Teamed Up With Pamela Anderson
Beautifully shot by Natalie Johns, the video sees Morrissey narrated a tale of a doomed universe - of course, caused by man's own wrongdoing.
Morrissey teamed up with PETA for a new animated video to convince you to go vegan.
In what is possibly the least surprising collaboration of the year, legendary singer/songwriter Morrissey has teamed up with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in an animated video that is backed by the musician’s 1992 track, 'I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday.'
Morrissey Performing in Manchester
The three minute long dramatic video clip depicts an adorable baby chicken named Nugget, who’s separated from its mother while being shipped off to a slaughterhouse. The chicken, while in its tearful travel, manages to escape and, after wandering through a dark forest, finds sanctuary at PETA headquarters where animals roam free. However, the scene pans back to the slaughterhouse where the process repeats, showing that every chicken usually isn’t as lucky.
Continue reading: What's Morrissey's New PETA Video All About?
When Morrissey apparently started Tweeting away, fans and detractors of the controversial singer were excited. He’s known for his outspoken views, and rarely seeks filtration when it comes to communicating with the public. Purely as an entertainment vessel, Morrissey on Twitter was a thrilling prospect.
Morrissey signs copies of his autobiography in Sweden
Alas, it’s not him. “I would like to stress that I do not have either a Twitter or a Facebook account. I gather that a Twitter account has been opened in my name - as 'It's Morrissey' - but it is NOT Morrissey. I do not know who has opened this recent Twitter account, but please be aware that it is bogus. That's, of course, if you should remotely care. Untwitterably yours, MORRISSEY,” he wrote on True To You.
Continue reading: Did You Really Think Morrissey Had A Twitter Account?
Morrissey is never too shy to tell us how he really feels, but did he cross a line this time? He said people who eat meat are as bad as pedophiles or Nazis.
Morrissey likes to make a statement, but he especially likes to speak his mind when it may be for a good cause. The Smiths singer is an outspoken animal rights activist, and his latest comments have him comparing eating meat to molesting children.
Morrissey signing copies of his new autobiographical book
"I see no difference between eating animals and pedophilia. They are both rape, violence, murder," he said in response to a fan question on website True To You (via the Huffington Post).
Continue reading: Morrissey Compares Eating Meat To Pedophilia, Nazism
Morrissey's autobiography is full of silly little tales.
The vitriolic Autobiography by British singer Morrissey - published under the Penguin Classics imprint - is destined to become a Christmas bestseller after strong early sales. The score-settling memoir had topped Amazon's UK chart less than 24 hours after it was released on Thursday (October 17, 2013).
Jon Howells, spokesman for the Waterstones book chain, said Friday that the book is likely to become a Christmas best-seller.
"In Britain, he is one of our icons," Howells told the Associated Press, "His is the great untold story from the '80s generation of music heroes."
Continue reading: Morrissey Escaped Down Fire Exit After Being Asked To Star On 'Friends'
Morrissey's autobiography addresses his personal life.
Morrissey's Autobiography - released as part of the Penguin classics range on Thursday (October 17, 2013) - reveals that his first relationship came with a man when he was in his 30s.
The former Smiths singer, who has kept his private life intensely private until now, opened up about a relationship with a man named Jake Walters, which began in 1994. He wrote how Walters followed him back to his house after meeting him at a restaurant and "steps inside and stays for two years."
"For the first time in my life the eternal 'I' becomes 'we', as, finally, I can get on with someone," he wrote, according to BBC News.
Continue reading: Morrissey's Autobiography Reveals Gay Romance In His 30's
Morrissey is the author of a Penguin Classic.
Morrissey appears to have ended his dispute with publisher Penguin and will finally release his memoir, titled Autobiography, as part of the Penguin Classics range on October 17, 2013.
According to a statement from the publisher, the book will come out in the UK, Europe and the British Commonwealth, though there are no plans to release Autobiography in the US or any other territory.
This could have been the stumbling block that resulted in an initial delay in publication, with the fan-site True To You claiming that "a last-minute content disagreement . caused the [Penguin] venture to collapse," however it most likely hinged on Morrissey's desire for the book to be published as a classic.
The semi-official fan site, True-To-You, claims that a contract disagreement between the singer and Penguin Books led to it's publication being scrapped at the last minute
Morrissey is either as miserable now as he ever has been, or his fan site True-To-You is stirring up rumours that will probably do more harm than good to the former Smiths singer. According to the online fanzine, Morrissey's auto-biography was due to hit shelves on 16 September, but "a last-minute content disagreement" with him and Penguin Books "caused the venture to collapse."
Morrissey's book deal with Penguin, which may not have even existed, fell through at the last minute
With the due publication date set for Monday, 16 September, this "last minute" disagreement must have been brewing for some time as the book has yet to make it's way on any booksellers schedules, which usually give wind of an impending publication a few weeks before it is due out. According to the fanzine, Penguin never printed any review copies off and Morrissey is now searching for a new publisher to put his story out there. Penguin have so far refused to comment on whether the book was due to be released, or even confirm whether they had a prior arrangement with the singer.
The controversial singer sounds down about his tour being cancelled... and rightly so
A tired Morrissey has confirmed that his tour of South America is off. The singer, who blames a "lack of funding," seems as if he’s ready to quit touring all-together. "Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us," he wrote, "and the only sensible solution seems to be the art of doing nothing."
Morrisey just giving anything the finger
The tour seemed doomed from the outset, with Morrissey penning in the dates after recovering from double pneumonia and a bleeding ulcer – he could have died but intended to carry on touring. Then, with no real explanation, dates in Mexico were cancelled.
The famous musician-cum-political activist paid for PETA's adspace.
In a rather complicated set of events, each and every one dripped in irony, Morrissey is to bankroll an advert from PETA, which denounces the sale of Foie Gras in Fortnum Mason. Morrissey won the money in a lawsuit against Channel 4 because the station used his song "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" as part of Gordon Ramsay's Christmas Cookalong Live back in 2011.
Morrisey is famous for his views on animal cruelty
Ramsay uses Foie Gras in some of his recipes, hence Morrisey’s disdain when one of his songs was used to promote the chef’s show. "With this generous gift, Morrissey is literally putting his money where his mouth is and combating cruelty to animals", says PETA Associate Director Mimi Bekhechi.
Morrissey Monday 14th April 2008 outside STK restaurant West Hollywood, California, USA