Morrissey’s new single, Back On The Chain Gang, now has an official release date of November 23rd. Released on BMG Records, the single includes B-side I Didn’t Know What To Do, written and originally released by Gilbert O’Sullivan.
Director Liam Lynch has made a promotional film of Morrissey’s Back On The Chain Gang for anyone, anywhere who wishes to show it.
Charles Aznavour dies. Impossible, but true. We shared May 22nd (birthday, but 2 or 3 years apart.) A few years ago I invited him to sing on my album World peace is none of your business. He listened, but declined - a wise man, indeed !
Music lasts longer than life, and Charles Aznavour is music : now, today, tomorrow and always.
MORRISSEY 1 October 2018
Morrissey Cements US Legacy With Joan Jett Show, Top-Billing At Tropicalia Festival
Morrissey Cements U.S. Legacy With Joan Jett Show, Top-Billing At Tropicalia Festival
Announces Deluxe Reissue Of 'Low in High School'.
Following quick sellouts of his recently added shows in Ventura (10.31 at the Majestic Ventura Theater) and San Diego (11.10 at Copley Symphony Hall), Morrissey has decided to add a rare theatre show in Los Angeles at the 7,000 seat Microsoft Theatre. Morrissey recently completed a similar multi-venue run in London and wants to bring a similar experience to his beloved Los Angeles. The Microsoft Theatre show promises to be a great night out as iconic special guest star Joan Jett will bring her "Bad Reputation" to open the evening's festivities with a full set of her own.
The high-profile set at the Microsoft Theater will also offer a VIP ticket package that includes preferred seating for the show and a limited edition reissue of his latest record 'Low in High School'. Out on December 7th, the deluxe edition is a double vinyl that includes his "touching" (Billboard) cover of The Pretenders' "Back On The Chain Gang," five (5) live B-sides from the recording session, three (3) unreleased tracks, a limited edition lithographed photograph of Morrissey, and a rare version of a photo booth portrait taken when the legendary frontman was a student.
The newly-announced California shows come at the heels of Morrissey's top-billing at Tropicalia Festival in Long Beach. The festival, which is near selling out, will see "one of the most influential figures in the history of British pop" (BBC) co-headlining alongside Cardi B and performing alongside luminaries of the contemporary alt-Latinx music scene such as Kali Uchis, Cuco, and Devendra Banhart as well as indie staples Mazzy Star and Albert Hammond, Jr. (The Strokes).
After the West Coast dates, Morrissey will bring his "fantastic" (Billboard) live act to Latin America. The tour will go through Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina, ending on December 15th in Chile.
Morrissey Fall 2018 Tour | California and Latin America
Wed, Oct 31 - Ventura, CA - Majestic Ventura Theater
Thurs, Nov 1st - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater (w/ Joan Jett) *Just Announced*
Sat, Nov 3rd - Long Beach, CA - Tropicalia Festival
Sat, Nov 10th - San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall
Fri, Nov 23rd - Mexico City, MX - National Auditorium
Tues, Nov 27th - Lima, PE - Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición
Fri, Nov 30th - Rio de Janeiro, BR - Fundição Progresso
Sun, Dec 2nd - São Paulo, BR - Espaco Das Americas
Wed, Dec 5th - Asunción, PY - Centro de Convenciones De La Conmebol
Fri, Dec 7th - Buenos Aires, AR - Direct TV Arena
Fri, Dec 14th - Mostazal, CL - Gran Arena Monticello
Sat, Dec 15th - Santiago, CL - Movistar Arena
When you buy presale tickets for Morrissey's California shows using the code MozinCali, you can be the first to pre-order the Limited Edition Double Vinyl / Deluxe Version of 'Low in High School'. Get your tickets here: https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/1021-morrissey
PRAISE FOR 'LOW IN HIGH SCHOOL'
"…one of his most political musical statements in an already outspoken career." - Billboard
"As philosophical alt-rock standup goes, the man is still peerless." - Rolling Stone
"…'Low in High School' returns him to his most utilitarian purpose: a spokesperson for youthful melancholy." - Pitchfork