Morrissey is set to follow up this summer’s headline-grabbing European tour with 10 U.S. dates in November, a trek that will be announced Monday — and will mark the former Smiths singer’s first American concerts since a pair of cancellation-prone visits in 2009.
A statement issued today to fan site and semi-official news outlet True To You reads, “Ten U.S. dates for Morrissey will be announced this coming Monday. All dates will take place in November. Morrissey is now represented in the U.S. by William Morris Agency.” No further information on the tour is offered by the site, or appears on Moz’s actual website.
Morrissey has spent much of the summer on tour in the U.K. and Europe, and although he is not currently on a record label, he has finished his next album and has debuted a number of new songs both on the BBC and in concert. He’s also generated an unusual amount of press over meat-related issues, a dog attack and his statements about the Norway massacre in July.
In 2009, Morrissey played the U.S. on two separate legs of his tour, but ended up canceling seven shows — and at least 20 overall that year — due to what he would later disclose to be the flu.
UPDATE 8/25/11: Four days after Morrissey’s U.S. tour was supposed to have been announced, an update finally has been posted to True To You. It reads: “The William Morris Agency are due to announce the full itinerary of Morrissey’s November-December concerts for both the US and Mexico. Morrissey has been attending the Wellington Hospital in London for treatment for his right index finger, which remains broken. Morrissey was bitten by a dog in June.”
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