Awards And Other Honors

Morrissey granted the Keys to the City by the mayor of Tel-Aviv; ticket sales information

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.

Morrissey is the PETA UK Person of the Year

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

Morrissey is featured in PETA's Famous Vegetarians postage stamp series

30 November 2011

Morrissey Postage Stamp

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.

Please visit www.bbc.co.uk/rocknrollband/singers/ for details of how to vote for Morrissey, and www.bbc.co.uk/rocknrollband/best-band/ for details of how to vote for the Smiths.

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.

Please visit www.bbc.co.uk/rocknrollband/singers/ for details of how to vote for Morrissey, and www.bbc.co.uk/rocknrollband/best-band/ for details of how to vote for the Smiths.

I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris is one of BBC 6 Music's Top 40 tracks of 2009

1 January 2010

Morrissey's recent single "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" is at #4 in the BBC 6 Music list of the 40 best tracks of 2009. Listeners voted for the Top 40 from a shortlist of 100. The full Top 40 list is available at www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/top40/.

I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris is one of BBC 6 Music's 100 best tracks of 2009; voting is now open for the Top 40

28 November 2009

Morrissey's recent single "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris" is on the BBC 6 Music shortlist of the 100 best tracks of 2009.

Voting is now open for the Top 40, which Steve Lamacq will play on New Year's Eve.

Please visit www.bbc.co.uk/6music/events/top40/ for details of how to vote for "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris."

Please note that voting will close at midday (GMT) on Friday 11th December.

Morrissey is one of the singers shortlisted in the poll for NPR's 50 Great Voices; voting is now open

10 November 2009

Morrissey is one of the 126 singers shortlisted in the poll for the National Public Radio series 50 Great Voices.

According to the description on the NPR website, the series will be an "exploration of 50 great voices in recorded history." NPR received thousands of nominations from the public and compiled the shortlist with the help of a panel of experts.

Voting is now open for the 50 great voices to be highlighted in the series.

Please visit www.npr.org/greatvoices for details of how to vote for Morrissey.

Morrissey is one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time honored by Rolling Stone

14 November 2008

Morrissey is one of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time honored by Rolling Stone in a list published this week.

The list was compiled from ballots cast by a panel of 179 music experts who were asked to name their 20 favorite vocalists.

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