Awards And Other Honors

Awards And Other Honors Received By Morrissey

Morrissey By Argyris Kravaritis

The Awards And Other Honors section features news and information relating to awards and other honors received by Morrissey.

Yes, there were times / I'm sure you knew


21 December 2014

Yes, there were times / I'm sure you knew

Morrissey On 2014 Tour


What I may risk calling our best tour ever ... has now ended, and my written words of thanks to all who came along to watch and listen are strong enough to burn a hole through the North Pole.
It is gratifying to have so much support around the world, and the drone of my repetitive thanks could somehow never say enough.

The best of the best:

1. London (England) 02 Arena
2. Dublin (Ireland) 3Arena
3. Belgrade (Serbia) Belexpocentar
4. Paris (France) Le Grand Rex
5. Helsinki (Finland) Finlandia, first night
6. Istanbul (Turkey) VW Arena
7. Krakow (Poland) Laznia Nowa
8. Vienna (Austria) Konzerthaus
9. Athens (Greece) Tae Kwon Do Arena
10. Lund (Sweden) Sparbanken Skåne Arena
11. Zagreb (Croatia) Zagreb Fair, Pavilion 9
12. Hannover (Germany) Capitol
13. Essen (Germany) Colosseum
14. Utrecht (Holland) TivoliVredenburg
15. Copenhagen (Denmark) Falconer
16. Bologna (Italy) Paladozza
17. Pescara (Italy) Pala Gpii

Oh, but the list passionately hums on. We are blessed.

My devotional thanks to Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matthew Ira Walker, Gustavo Manzur and Mando Lopez.

Panic - of course! - at Lyon (France) where we were suddenly without a bass player, but Mando appeared with wings - bigger than life, ready to eat fire... we were saved. He learned a complicated set of songs within a few days and suddenly we were boot camp ready to pick the tour up at Hannover.

Very special thanks to those who travelled to a great number of the shows. I am continually humbled by such determination, and I scarcely know what to say by way of appreciation. Julia attended her 625th show at Istanbul, and I wonder if any living human has been to so many shows by the same artist or band? Documentarily, Julia's will is more fascinating than that of Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud Gonne and Constance Markievicz combined.

Explosive thanks to the websites and magazines who have voted World peace is none of your business as the best album of 2014. We think so, too.
Finally, thank you to Anna Calvi for opening our nights with such supreme Joan of Arc punch and finesse. The world is suddenly a new place.

2015? Imponderable.

Yield to no one,
con carino,
Morrissey
Istanbul, 19 December.

Photograph above from 2014 tour, photographer unknown

A paperback edition of Morrissey's Autobiography is published today by Penguin Classics in the US


4 November 2014

Autobiography US Paperback


A paperback edition of Morrissey's Autobiography is published today by Penguin Classics in the US.

Morrissey's Kiss Me A Lot is Virgin Radio Italy's Song Of The Week


31 October 2014

Morrissey's "Kiss Me A Lot" is Virgin Radio Italy's Song Of The Week.

A paperback edition of Morrissey's Autobiography will be published by Penguin Classics in the US on 4 November 2014


30 October 2014

A paperback edition of Morrissey's Autobiography will be published by Penguin Classics in the US on 4 November 2014.

PETA have launched the 2013 edition of their postage stamps featuring the faces of famous vegetarians/vegans including Morrissey

21 November 2013

PETA have launched the 2013 edition of their 46c postage stamps, each of which features the face of a famous vegetarian/vegan, one of whom is Morrissey. The stamps are available from today, 21 November. View the stamps at:
peta.vg/1cyl

This is how bacon is made:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T48yOYjz5sk

Press release: Autobiography by Morrissey, Special Hardback Edition to be published by Penguin Classics on 5 December 2013

14 November 2013

Press release: Autobiography by Morrissey, Special Hardback Edition to be published by Penguin Classics on 5 December 2013

Autobiography Morrissey Special Hardback Release

Press release: Autobiography

3 October 2013

Press Release For Autobiography

On 17 October 2013, Penguin Classics will publish Autobiography by Morrissey.

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.

Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.

An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.

It has been said 'Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.'

Penguin Classics will publish in the UK & Commonwealth and Europe.

Press contact: Rosie Glaisher, 020 7010 3150, rosie.glaisher@uk.penguingroup.com

Irish Blood, English Heart is listed as one of BBC Radio 6 Music's 100 Greatest Hits

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.

Best Of 2012 lists feature Morrissey's shows in Santiago, Lima, Jakarta, and Istanbul

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.

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