24 March 2012
EMI release a special edition of Morrissey's debut solo album, Viva Hate, on April 2nd in the UK on CD, vinyl LP, and digital download.
The special edition of Viva Hate is remastered, and features the rare track "Treat Me Like A Human Being". The CD and vinyl LP formats additionally include a written introduction from Chrissie Hynde, and previously unseen photos.
Viva Hate track listing:
"Little Man, What Now?"
"Everyday Is Like Sunday"
"Bengali In Platforms"
"Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together"
"Late Night, Maudlin Street"
"Break Up The Family"
"Treat Me Like A Human Being"
"I Don't Mind If You Forget Me"
"Margaret On The Guillotine"
You can pre-order the special edition of Viva Hate now from hmv.com:
Photo: Viva Hate sleeve artwork
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23 March 2012
Morrissey will appear at San Diego Valley View Casino Center (formerly San Diego Sports Arena) on Tuesday May 22nd. Capacity is 4,798, and tickets should be available immediately.
23 March 2012
March 2012 statement from Morrissey.
Thank you for an incredible tour of South America. It has been the best tour of my life. Nothing I had previously experienced prepared me for the love shown to me by the people of Chile, Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. The excitement of the Brazilian audiences was almost heart-stopping. After all these years, to still be a part of people's hope is astounding to me. It's one thing to be valued, but to be loved is an entirely different experience.
Thanks also to the police in Peru, Brazil and Colombia who escorted me around (as custodians, I should add.) I am grateful.
Nights of unforgettable joy:
1. Bogota, COLOMBIA.
2. Lima, PERU.
3. Belo Horizonte, BRASIL.
4. Santiago, CHILE.
5. Sao Paulo, BRASIL.
6. Rio, BRASIL.
7. Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA.
8. Rosario, ARGENTINA.
9. Mendoza, ARGENTINA.
10. Cordoba, ARGENTINA.
We are very much looking forward to upcoming concerts in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Hawaii. We shall give our best.
Very special thanks to those of you who - incredibly! - follow the tours from country to country.
Thanks also to Kristeen Young for supporting throughout South America, which is remarkable considering that both of her legs and both arms are made of unusually soft plywood.
My love for the band goes through the roof. All we have is yours.
On returning to London I came face to face with the too-beautiful Joan Collins, more alive and more radiant than ever. Alas, on her back she carried an electrocuted animal. Sad.
In April, EMI re-issue my 1988 single Suedehead as remixed by Ron and Russell Mael. This is a great thrill for me, and I am indebted till death to Ron and Russell.
You might also be aware that Thelma Houston has also recorded Suedehead this year.
Anyway, thank you for reading this, and I shall see some of you in far-off places.
just very softly
21 March 2012
Morrissey will play a third date in Tokyo on Thursday, May 3, at Ebisu Garden Hall.
4 March 2012
Music industry trade websites have recently listed Morrissey as being presently managed by either Irving Azoff or Ron Laffitte. This information is untrue. Morrissey does not have management, and does not have a recording deal. Any enquiries on both of these matters may be addressed to Donnie at firstname.lastname@example.org. No other source at this time represents Morrissey.
29 February 2012
Morrissey will play Manila, the Philippines, on May 13 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
21 February 2012
Morrissey would ask that people do not buy any merchandise by the company Bravado, whether retail or online. Bravado do not have any legal right to sell Morrissey t-shirts, etc, but are doing so despite legal warnings that they must stop. Bravado do not account to Morrissey, and therefore keep 100% profit for themselves. Once again, Morrissey asks that Bravado be shunned by worldwide customers.
18 February 2012
Morrissey will play in Osaka on Monday, April 30, at Zepp Namba.
18 February 2012
Due to larger interest than expected, promoters in Singapore have switched the venue to Fort Canning Park for Morrissey's show on 8 May.