8 February 2013
As the doctor has ordered MORRISSEY to rest for two additional weeks, the upcoming Texas engagements in El Paso (2/12), Austin (2/13), Pharr (2/15), Beaumont (2/16), and Dallas (2/18) will need to be rescheduled. MORRISSEY is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus. These shows are in the process of being rescheduled immediately and all patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as the new dates will be announced shortly. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes and looks forward to getting back on the road. The tour will resume as scheduled in Denver at Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre on Feb 21.
6 February 2013
David Bowie has ordered EMI UK not to run the proposed artwork for Morrissey's April 8th issue of the re-mastered The Last of the Famous International Playboys single and CD. The sleeve featured a previously unseen private photograph of Bowie and Morrissey taken by Linder Sterling in New York in 1992. Although Bowie has no legal rights to the photograph, most of his back catalogue is presently licensed to EMI.
Press release: The Last Of The Famous International Playboys: Special Edition single; Kill Uncle: Album remastered
5 February 2013
'The Last Of The Famous International Playboys'
Special edition 7" single picture disc b/w recent Morrissey radio sessions
Kill Uncle album remastered
Release date: 8th April 2013
Following the release last year of the remastered edition of Viva Hate, Parlophone Records will continue their Morrissey reissue campaign with the release of a limited edition 7-inch picture disc of the classic Morrissey single 'The Last Of The Famous International Playboys' and a remastered version of his second album, Kill Uncle.
Originally released in 1989, 'The Last Of The Famous International Playboys' was Morrissey's third single and charted at number 6 in the UK. The song tackles the media glamorisation of, and public hypocrisy regarding, crime - in particular, the sensationalism of how mass-murderers are always automatically awarded the media fame that they crave. It will be available on 7" picture disc single, CD single and digital download. All three formats are backed with recent Morrissey radio sessions: 'People Are The Same Everywhere (BBC live version)', 'Action Is My Middle Name (BBC live version)' and 'The Kid's A Looker (BBC live version)', all of which were recorded exclusively for the Janice Long Show on Radio 2, on 15th June 2011. See below for format details.
In addition, on the same day, a remastered version of Kill Uncle will be released. This new version of Kill Uncle has a re-ordered tracklisting and, with the addition of the songs 'Pashernate Love' and 'East West' (a Herman's Hermits cover), as well as the 'live in studio' version of 'There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends', the album has a revitalised quality, which accentuates some of its more subtle, experimental qualities and nuances; in particular, some of the more unusual musical styles which Morrissey explored for the first time. Upon its release in the UK, the album charted at number 8, and in the US, at number 52.
Kill Uncle has been remastered by Bill Inglot at D2 Mastering. It will be available as a gatefold CD and heavyweight gatefold LP. The picture disc single and album will both feature rare Morrissey photos and Kill Uncle will have a new cover. The artwork will be unveiled soon.
Kill Uncle tracklisting:
1. Our Frank
2. Sing Your Life
3. Mute Witness
4. King Leer
5. Asian Rut
6. Pashernate Love
7. East West
8. Found Found Found
9. Driving Your Girlfriend Home
10.The Harsh Truth Of The Camera Eye
11.There's A Place In Hell For Me And My Friends (live in the studio version)
12. (I'm) The End Of The Family Line
'The Last Of The Famous International Playboys' formats:
7-inch single b/w 'People Are The Same Everywhere (BBC live version)'
CD single – comes with 'Action Is My Middle Name (BBC live version)'
Digital download – plus 'The Kid's A Looker (BBC live version)'
4 February 2013
Due to doctor's orders, the upcoming engagements with MORRISSEY in Las Vegas on Sat Feb 9 and in Phoenix on Sun Feb 10 will need to be rescheduled. MORRISSEY is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus. These shows are in the process of being rescheduled immediately and all patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as the new dates will be announced within the coming days. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes during this time and hopes for a speedy recovery. The tour will resume as scheduled in El Paso at Tricky Falls on Feb 12.
Morrissey's show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is sold out; the night will be 100% vegetarian
1 February 2013
Morrissey's show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 1st has now officially sold out.
The night will be 100% vegetarian as on-site McDonalds vendors have agreed to close down for the night. This is a historic first for the Staples Center.
31 January 2013
Additional Morrissey news.
In March, EMI (UK) will issue a re-mastered The Last Of The Famous International Playboys as a single, on both vinyl and CD formats. The original release reached UK #6 in 1989.
31 January 2013
Message from Morrissey
The reports of my death have been greatly understated. Once admitted to the William Beaumont Hospital at Royal Oak in Michigan, I received treatment for concussion, a bleeding ulcer, and Barrett's esophagus. The positive from all of this is that there are now no known ailments left for me to try.
I am fully determined to resume the tour on February 9 at the Chelsea Ballroom in Las Vegas. If there's an audience of any kind in attendance, I just might die with a smile on my face, after all. If I am not there, I shall probably never again be anywhere.
Equally, I am determined to play Flint (Michigan) if it kills me (which, on the face of it, it almost has.)
Thank you to everyone present at both Brooklyn (New York) and Melbourne (Australia) during recent weeks for two of the best nights of what might charitably be termed my "career". My debt to you will outlive time itself.
pause at my headstone,
31 January 2013.
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.
18 January 2013
Morrissey's show at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester (January 19) is sold out.
17 January 2013
Morrissey's show in Portland OR at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (March 8) has now sold out.
Tickets for Morrissey at the Los Angeles Staples Center on March 1st are 97% sold at 11,813.
Morrissey has refused a Smiths headline offer for this year's Coachella Festival.