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THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT


3 December 2016

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT


The band, the crew and I are heartbroken to hear that the final six shows of our triumphant tour will be 'pulled down'.
The shock and sadness that we all feel - for ourselves, and for our devoted friends in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, has left us in unrecoverable despair.

The 28 shows played on this tour have been outstanding triumphs as yet another year strengthens and solidifies our positions around the world.

Since our Bergen date at the start of August, the finances for this tour have exclusively been controlled by 360 Management of Willoughby Avenue in West Hollywood. Each date booked would make enough money to pay its way.
When Gustavo collapsed at the Boulder show, 360 Management responded with the announcement that all funds had suddenly evaporated. There was apparently not even enough money to transport the touring party to the next scheduled city, and 360 Management faded out as quickly as they had faded in.

Incontestably, the Morrissey Band is the best in the world. We have been repeatedly done over in recent years by slippery industry incompetents, yet we have always recovered our stride and bounced back like the sea - saving ourselves from those who wish us off the map. We are a disciplined ship and we succeed without any help from the music industry. We continue to live with the optical device of an industry where only scale and enormity of cash is seen as evidence of talent; where the public is thought ready to swallow anything as long as it is done with the punch of five million dollars. The results appear to be continually elaborate comic-strip dumbshows that do not even matter to those directly involved. The true artists must look after themselves whilst the artificially aroused are aided and assisted to the highest ranks without a shred of effort, and the result is ... a nest of horrors. And on it goes.


This year, the mobilized strength of our ragingly loyal audiences were most appreciated, by me, at:

1. Philadelphia, USA.
2. Brooklyn, USA.
3. Hong Kong, CHINA.
4. Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.
5. Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
6. Santa Barbara, USA.
7. Helsinki, FINLAND.
8. Manchester, ENGLAND.
9. Goteborg, SWEDEN.
10. Chicago, USA.
11. Newcastle, AUSTRALIA.
12. Berlin, GERMANY.
13. Salt Lake City, USA.
14. Tokyo, JAPAN (first night).
15. Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL.

... for which no words could ever express the volcanic love and joy found and shared.
We felt much sadness for our audiences at both Jakarta and Singapore City who struggled with appalling venues - venues which, in fact, were not really venues at all ... just roped-off bits of waterlogged fields. In dismal circumstances our friends in both cities gave us their best, and we shall never forget them. We expect no further chances in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio ... nights destroyed by the ephemeral damagers ... who do their worst ... and slip away.

I can only stress my sincere thanks once again to YOU for giving the band, the crew and I a phenomenal year - scarred at the end, but drenched in beauty until then.

I will see you in extremely far-off places.

MORRISSEY
3 December 2016.

FORTHCOMING SMITHS 45


2 December 2016

FORTHCOMING SMITHS 45

Body-art / tattoo of forthcoming Warner single by The Smiths (below) by Sam Esty Rayner.​

SMITHS 45


29 November 2016

SMITHS 45


Warner UK will release a previously unissued version of The Boy With The Thorn In His Side as a physical 45. The sleeve, above, is by Morrissey, with layout by Darren Evans at Warner UK. The B-side is a previously unissued version of Rubber Ring.
The sleeve image is Salford actor Albert Finney.
Details of availability of the record will follow shortly.

Australian Press For Morrissey


4 November 2016

Australian Press For Morrissey


https://www.pedestrian.tv/news/music/barnaby-joyce-just-started-a-beef-about-beef-with-/1c935216-9d91-4287-95e5-97c41840ef0c.htm

http://www.ibtimes.com.au/barnaby-joyce-responds-morrisseys-live-animal-exports-demand-letter-1532722

https://startsat60.com/stories/news/barnaby-joyce-caught-in-another-fight-with-a-major-celebrity

http://www.stereogum.com/1908439/morrissey-ends-australian-tour-with-an-open-letter-to-deputy-prime-minister/news/

http://pitchfork.com/news/69448-morrissey-and-australias-deputy-prime-minister-are-fighting/

http://www.gigwise.com/news/108492/morrissey-australia-us-tour-barnaby-joyce-spat-meat-is-murder


International:

http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/31/morrissey-raises-some-beef-with-australias-deputy-prime-minister-over-live-animal-exports-6226500/

http://www.nme.com/news/music/morrissey-animal-rights-letter-australia-1810012

http://www.lastampa.it/2016/10/31/esteri/morrissey-contro-il-primo-ministro-australiano-il-commercio-di-animali-vivi-la-via-per-linferno-yMlPmixJrMFSAitBPUEOKL/pagina.html


https://www.buzzfeed.com/aliceworkman/meat-is-murder?utm_term=.lf21y7bbY3#.dwPAgV77WY

http://junkee.com/morrissey-wrote-barnaby-joyce-letter-live-exports-made-fun-red-face/88523

http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2016/10/31/morrissey-barnaby-joyce-meat-murder

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3888080/Morrissey-lashes-Barnaby-Joyce-Australia-s-live-export-trade.html

http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/morrissey-strongly-worded-letter-red-faced-barnaby-joyce-animal-cruelty/

http://fasterlouder.junkee.com/morrissey-slammed-deputy-pm-barnaby-joyce-live-exports/868140

http://www.modicanews.com/morrissey-lashes-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-australias-live-export-trade/



Fairfax:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/entertainment/music/you-are-on-the-wrong-side-of-history-morrissey-hits-out-at-barnaby-joyce-over-live-animal-exports-20161030-gsecbu.html


http://www.news.com.au/national/politics/vegan-singer-morrissey-latest-entertainer-to-attack-barnaby-joyce/news-story/499bf2e0c10cdcc97dfb0a7470b58916


http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/morrissey-calls-on-barnaby-joyce-to-end-live-animal-exports/news-story/747b79711615cfa984428d93330afa47


http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/10/31/barnaby-joyce-is-in-another-celebrity-feud-with-morrissey-over/


https://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/oct/31/morrissey-to-barnaby-joyce-if-meat-is-live-export-is-the-slow-boat-to-hell


http://www.northerndailyleader.com.au/story/4262328/second-celebrity-takes-on-barnaby-joyce/


APN Network:

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.qt.com.au/news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.thechronicle.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.warwickdailynews.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.northernstar.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.gympietimes.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.news-mail.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.themorningbulletin.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/

http://www.dailymercury.com.au//news/barnaby-joyce-celebrity-feud-again/3106553/


photographer of above shot is unknown
photograph reprinted with great respect

Morrissey Ticket Sales


10 August 2016

Morrissey Ticket Sales


Morrissey's show at Philadelphia Tower Theater (22 September) and also at Brooklyn Kings Theater (24 September) both instantly sold out.
The added date at Bren Events Center in Irvine is close to sold out.
Morrissey's first show in China at MacPherson Stadium (Hong Kong) has almost sold out.
Plans remain in place for the re-launch of World Peace Is None of Your Business (pictured above).

Harrods, London


26 June 2016

Harrods, London

Morrissey's Autobiography continues to be a strong seller in the UK.
This photograph taken by Linder Sterling, June 2016.

The Queen is Dead


26 May 2016

The Queen is Dead

The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead is number 15 in this week's official UK vinyl charts.
Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths is number 35.

The Queen Is Dead


13 May 2016

The Queen Is Dead


Morrissey has commented:

"I would like to congratulate the Smiths, and also Stephen Street, and also Rough Trade Records for 30 fantastic years of sales for The Queen Is Dead, which is 30 years old in June. We have always been gagged, of course, but certain recordings rise with time, and The Queen Is Dead and also Meat Is Murder both had the courage to put the fullest meaning of British life into words and music. It was the hope of helping things to evolve, and the mobilized strength of both recordings for 30 years has been fully understood and appreciated by those with sensible passions. Central issues in 2016 England include an urgent need of social justice for animals


as well as an obvious recognition of 'monarchy as anarchy' (therefore, something with no place in a democratic society).


I am sorry that Warner UK or Sire US cannot provide any celebrations for the anniversaries of both recordings, but, perhaps some label bosses have their eye on a tatty OBE, and perhaps others simply have detachable heads. It would not quite be the Smiths if not classically ignored by the dried-out lawns of the establishment. I urged Warner UK to issue a special 'The Queen Is Dead' single release for the first week of June ... but ... brick wall.

Bleeding to death, I therefore have the restless gall to ask of you that, should you have 99 cents/pence, that you purchase 'The Queen Is Dead' track in the final week of May, thus possibly edging it into the corner of everyone's ear in the UK Top 100 - if only to let them know that we are still here and fully aware of the fox-fur on the hall-stand. I am sorry to ask more of you than you have already given, but we all do as well as we can in such ludicrous times. I can only ask.


I am absolutely yours, in pleasant speaking voice, and with good grace."

MORRISSEY
5 May 2016
Los Angeles.

Morrissey's Kiss Me A Lot is being used during the Baltimore Orioles 'kiss cam' session this season.


22 April 2016

Morrissey's Kiss Me A Lot is being used during the Baltimore Orioles 'kiss cam' session this season.


https://youtu.be/4RH_-URZ0os

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