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.