Awards And Other Honors
The Awards And Other Honors section features news and information relating to awards and other honors received by Morrissey.
23 January 2013
Morrissey's 2004 single "Irish Blood, English Heart" is listed as one of BBC Radio 6 Music's 100 Greatest Hits.
According to the BBC website, the 100 songs were selected by BBC Radio 6 Music staff and presenters.
Voting is open, at the BBC website, for people's favorite songs on the list.
Please visit www.bbc.co.uk/6music/vote/100-greatest-hits/ for details of how to vote for "Irish Blood, English Heart".
Please note that voting will close at 7:00 p.m. (GMT) on Friday 25 January.
BBC Radio 6 Music will count down the 100 Greatest Hits on Friday 1 February.
16 January 2013
The Chilean music website Rock N Vivo has listed Morrissey's show at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile, on 26 February 2012 as the first of the 12 Best Concerts Of 2012.
El Búho, a columnist for the Peruvian newspaper Trome, has ranked Morrissey's show at the Jockey Club, Lima, Peru, on 14 March 2012 as the Best Rock Concert Of The Year.
The Indonesian music website Svana Paper has named Morrissey Live In Jakarta, at the Tennis Indoor Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia, on 10 May 2012 as the Best Live Act Of 2012.
Readers of the Turkish arts and culture magazine Bant Mag have voted Morrissey's show at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater, Istanbul, Turkey, on 19 July 2012 as the Best Concert Of The Year.
5 January 2013
Singapore Straits Times Newspaper has voted Morrissey's 2012 show as the Best Concert Of The Year. Lady Gaga was voted the third best.
22 July 2012
On July 21st in Israel Morrissey was granted the Keys to the City by the mayor of Tel-Aviv. This is a very rare accolade and Morrissey told Israeli television reporters that he is "delighted to be honored and recognized," and he vowed to always do his best for the city of Tel-Aviv. It is the very first of such honors that Morrissey has received.
Morrissey played to a sold-out crowd of more than 5,000 that evening at Bitan 1.
In terms of ticket sales Morrissey's current tour of Europe and Asia has proven to be the most successful of his entire career.
The final ticket count for Morrissey's show at Bitan 1, at 5,900, out-sold recent shows by both Bruce Springsteen and Madonna. Promoters for Bitan 1 say that the Morrissey show was the fastest selling Tel-Aviv concert of this year so far. Morrissey remains without a recording contract.
28 December 2011
Morrissey is the PETA UK Person of the Year.
In a statement announcing the honor on the PETA UK website, the animal rights organization praises Morrissey "for helping to make the world a kinder place for animals" through his promotion of animal rights and vegetarianism.
For more information, please see Morrissey Named PETA's Person of the Year 2011
30 November 2011
Morrissey is one of the 20 Famous Vegetarians featured in a U.S. postage stamp series produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
PETA states: "The collector's sheet honors some of the world's most dynamic people throughout history who went vegetarian out of concern for animals, their health, or the environment ... Morrissey even called The Smiths' 1985 album Meat Is Murder — and he's still playing the title track live on his current U.S. tour."
Morrissey says: "I am delighted beyond words to be a PETA postage stamp. The rise and rise of PETA is the rise of common sense in modern society. Join the aims of PETA and join a better world."
For more information, and to order the postage stamps, please see http://www.peta.org/features/famous-vegetarian-postage-stamp-series.aspx
Morrissey's summer 2004 Glastonbury Festival set is one of BBC 6 Music's Top 20 Glastonbury performances
26 June 2010
Morrissey's summer 2004 Glastonbury Festival set is one of BBC 6 Music's Top 20 Glastonbury performances since the festival was launched in 1970. Listeners voted for the Top 20 from a shortlist compiled by BBC 6 Music. The full Top 20 list is available at www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/.
BBC to announce top three favorites in Rock 'N' Roll Band polls during upcoming show; voting is still open [updated]
29 May 2010
According to a BBC press release, the sixth episode of I'm In A Rock 'N' Roll Band will be broadcast on Saturday, 5 June, at 10 p.m. on BBC Two, and will announce the top three favorites in each of the online polls for the series.
As previously posted, the polls include a best singers poll, in which Morrissey is one of the 10 singers shortlisted, and a best bands poll, in which the Smiths are one of the 10 bands shortlisted.
Voting is still open at the BBC website.
Update: Please note that online voting will close on Thursday, 3 June, at 1:30 a.m. (BST).
The sixth episode of the series will also invite viewers to vote by telephone for favorites in each of the poll categories.
Morrissey and the Smiths are shortlisted in polls for the BBC series I'm In A Rock 'N' Roll Band; voting is now open
2 May 2010
Morrissey is one of the 10 singers shortlisted in the best singers poll for the new BBC Two series I'm In A Rock 'N' Roll Band. The Smiths are one of the 10 bands shortlisted in the best bands poll for the same series. The BBC compiled the shortlists with the help of a panel of 19 BBC Radio DJs.
Voting is now open at the BBC website.