As promised earlier this month, cancellation-prone Morrissey is returning to the road this fall — he’s just announced 18 new tour dates in Europe this October and November — although that trek now comes in support of an album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, that no longer has a record label or is even available digitally.
Via his usual outlet, fansite True To You, Moz announced the confirmed European dates, which open Oct. 6 in Lisbon, Portugal, and include six performances in Italy, plus shows in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Poland before wrapping up Nov. 29 at London’s O2 Arena (see full dates below).
Morrissey’s announcement follows the cancellation in June of the remainder of his U.S. tour, a decision the singer said came with “unimaginable sorrow,” He blamed his longtime opening act for getting him sick.
This U.S. tour cancellation marked the third time since late 2012 the former Smiths frontman has pulled the plug on a U.S. tour, and follows his failed attempt last summer to tour South America last year, too. Those cancellations were all due to health ailments or his need to be with his sick mother.
Last week, Morrissey’s battle with Captiol/Harvest Records came to a head when he issued a 750-word diatribe against the label’s handling of his release. After some dispute over whether he’d been dropped, World Peace Is None of Your Business vanished from most U.S. online retailers and streaming services.
In today’s tour announcement, the singer notes, “Morrissey is urgently seeking a label to issue World Peace Is None of Your Business, which is now withdrawn from the Capitol-Harvest Records catalogue.”
Morrissey tour dates:
Oct. 6: Coliseum, Lisbon, Portugal
Oct. 13: Atlantico, Roma, Italy
Oct. 16: Teatro Linear, Milan, Italy
Oct. 17: Paladozza, Bologna, Italy
Oct. 19: Pala Gpii, Pescara, Italy
Oct. 21: Obihall, Florence, Italy
Oct. 22: Geox Theater, Padova, Italy
Oct. 24: Konzerthaus, Vienna, Austria
Nov. 5: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Nov. 8: Sparbank Arena, Lund, Sweden
Nov. 9: Falconer, Copenhagen, Denmark
Nov. 11: Lisebergshallen, Goteborg, Sweden
Nov. 13: Hovet, Stockholm, Sweden
Nov. 19: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Nov. 21: Laznia Nowa, Krakow, Poland
Nov. 23: Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany
Nov. 24: Colosseum, Essen, Germany
Nov. 29: 02 Arena, London, England
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- Morrissey’s ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ pulled from U.S. digital music services
- Morrissey to resume touring in support of ‘World Peace’ with concerts planned across Europe
- Morrissey cancels rest of U.S. tour, blames opener Kristeen Young for getting him sick
- Morrissey’s new album ‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’ due late June/early July