Having performed across Europe and North America in 2011, Morrissey now is setting his sights on Asia and New Zealand, and is expected to announce a 10-date tour of Japan later this week, followed by concerts in Thailand, the Philippines and New Zealand — and he may be planning some performances in South America, too.
According to a notice posted this afternoon to fansite True To You — long Moz’s preferred outlet for official news — the ex-Smiths singer will perform in Japan in April, and the 10 concerts will mark “the most detailed tour of Japan ever undertaken by Morrissey.” It’s not clear when the singer will announce dates in Thailand, the Philippines or New Zealand, nor is there any indication he’ll also play Australia while in that region of the world.
While that announcement makes no mention of South America, another fansite, Morrissey-solo.com, links to a Chilean newspaper report confirming Morrissey will headline the Viña del Mar International Song Festival on Feb. 24, and indicates may also play a concert in Santiago.
Additionally, the True To You announcement reveals that, also in April, EMI will release a release a single featuring a remix of “Suedehead” by Ron and Russell Mael, better known as Sparks. The 3:35-long mix will released as a CD single and as a 10-inch vinyl picture disc, “both using previously unseen photographs of Morrissey.”
It’s likely that the new “Suedehead” mix is simply a shortened version of the 6:36-long Sparks remix of the Viva Hate track that appeared on the Rhino Records remix compilation Future Retro, which was released in 2005 — and which you can hear in its entirety below.
STREAM: Morrissey, “Suedehead” (Sparks Remix), from 2005 compilation Future Retro
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