As had been hinted at last week, a pair of new vinyl releases from The Smiths — 7-inch and 12-inch singles of “The Queen is Dead” — slipped into U.K. shops unannounced today to mark the 31st anniversary of the original release of the band’s classic third album, The Queen is Dead.
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Rumors have circulated since early this year that the title track to The Smiths’ 1986 album The Queen is Dead would receive a new 12-inch vinyl single release — and they appear to have been substantiated today by Morrissey’s longtime guitarist Boz Boorer through a photo he posted to Facebook.
Maintaining his reputation as a risky concert investment, Morrissey canceled his show at the Fox Theater Oakland, Calif., last night — the second time in two years Moz has scrubbed a performance in that city. This time, according to SF Weekly, the show was called off because Morrissey’s drummer suffered an eye injury.
Morrissey today postponed the opening night of his upcoming tour of the United States and Mexico — Thursday’s sold-out concert at Chicago’s Congress Theatre — because his lead guitarist can’t perform in the U.S. this week ‘due to a visa administration error.’