For his first live dates since a series of trouble-prone 2009 outings, Morrissey will make his return to the stage this summer with a nine-date U.K. tour leading up to a slot headlining the Hop Farm Music Festival alongside such rock icons as Lou Reed, Iggy & The Stooges and Patti Smith.
According to dates released today to True To You, Morrissey will open the short trek with five concerts in Scotland, beginning June 15 in Perth, followed by four more shows in England before the July 2 performance at the Hop Farm fest in Kent, which also will feature an appearance by The Pretenders (see dates below).
The former Smiths frontman last toured in 2009, a series of worldwide treks that saw disruptions on stage — in the U.K., Moz suffered an on-stage collape in Swindon and was struck in the head with a water bottle in Liverpool — and off, thanks to on-and-off illness that led to at least 20 cancellations in the U.S. and Europe.
See Morrissey’s tour dates after the jump…
Morrissey tour dates:
June 15: City Hall, Perth, Scotland
June 17: Ironworks, Inverness, Scotland
June 18: Queens Hall, Dunoon, Scotland
June 20: Alhambra Theater, Dunfermline, Scotland
June 21: City Hall, Hawick, Scotland
June 24: Auditorium, Grimsby, England
June 25: Barbican, York, England
June 27: St. George’s Hall, Bradford, England
June 30: Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth, England
July 2: Hop Farm Music Festival, Kent, England
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS:
- Cover art for ‘Very Best of Morrissey’ comp, new ‘Glamorous Glue’ single revealed
- Morrissey releasing new ‘Very Best Of,’ will issue 2 ‘Viva Hate’ outtakes as B-sides
- Photo: Billy Bragg and Morrissey — in shorts and a Hawaiian shirt — circa 1985
- Vintage Video: The Smiths’ third-ever concert, 28 years ago today at The Hacienda
- Hear The Smiths’ reggae version of ‘Girlfriend In A Coma,’ other rare outtakes
- Morrissey wears a cat on his head, says ‘the Chinese are a subspecies’
- Morrissey’s ‘Bona Drag’ 20th anniversary reissue to feature 6 unreleased tracks
- Photo: Morrissey and Rick Astley backstage at the BBC’s ‘Top of the Pops’ in 1989