As promised, Morrissey today finally announced his much-anticipated fall tour of the U.S. and Mexico, a trek that — outside of an errant Chicago date that opens the run of shows — primarily hits the American southwest with 11 shows in November and early December that will be followed by six more concerts in four Mexican cities.
The tour, announced this morning via fansite/semi-officials news outlet True To You, opens Nov. 10 in Chicago, then runs through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California, closing the U.S. portion on Dec. 1 in Oakland. Those dates are then followed by the Mexican concerts, starting Dec. 5 in Monterrey and wrapping up Dec. 13 in Guadalajara (see dates below).
A previous announcement said that all tickets will go on sale Friday, Sept. 9.
The North American dates, which follow Moz’s extensive touring of the U.K. and Europe this summer, mark the former Smiths singer’s first American concerts since a pair of cancellation-prone visits in 2009. Although he has no record label, Morrissey has completed a new album and this summer debuted a number of new songs both on the BBC and in concert.
Morrissey tour dates:
Nov. 10: Congress Theatre, Chicago, IL
Nov. 14: Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX
Nov. 15: Bass Hall, Austin, TX
Nov. 17: McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas, TX
Nov. 19: Santa Fe Center, Santa Fe, NM
Nov. 20: Orpheum Theater, Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 22: Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA
Nov. 25: The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 26: Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 28: Fox Theater, Pomona, CA
Dec. 1: Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
Dec. 5: Arena, Monterrey
Dec. 7: Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
Dec. 8: Plaza Condesa, Mexico City
Dec. 10: Siglo XX1, Puebla
Dec. 12: Diana, Guadalajara
Dec. 13: Diana, Guadalajara
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- ‘Fuck Morrissey-solo.com’: Morrissey attacks his own fansite with naughty T-shirt
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- Stream: Morrissey debuts three new songs on Janice Long’s show on BBC Radio 2