Morrissey this spring will follow up last year’s California Son covers record with his 13th studio album, an 11-song collection titled I Am Not a Dog on a Chain that is preceded by lead single “Bobby, Don’t You Think You Know,” which features vocal contributions from R&B singer Thelma Houston.
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Morrissey has recorded a cover of The Pretenders’ 1982 single “Back on the Chain Gang” — which the former Smiths frontman has taken to playing live of late — in a Los Angeles studio and intends to release it this summer as a single, according to a post on his new Morrissey Central website.
For the second time in a year, a U.S. tour by Morrissey has stumbled to a halt amid medical-related cancellations. This afternoon, Boston’s Orpheum Theatre announced Moz’s tour-ending concert on Thursday is being canceled “due to illness in the touring party” — the same excuse as when the singer scrubbed his Philadelphia show.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s new titles include Morrissey’s latest solo album, ‘Low in High School’ and a new Madness best-of.
Morrissey today released the third song off his upcoming 10th solo album Low in High School, the apparently Brexit-themed single “Jack’s Only Happy When She’s Up On Stage,” which you hear in full via the official lyric video below. The 7-inch release will include a cover of the Elvis Presley classic “You’ll Be Gone.”
If you were wondering how far Morrissey would get into his current U.S. tour before canceling a concert, well, the answer is three dates. Tonight, the mercurial former Smiths frontman pulled the plug on his outdoor concert in Paso Robles, Calif., because it was too cold and the venue’s on-stage heating system wasn’t working.
Morrissey’s tour opener in Portland, Ore., this week featured at least one major setlist surprise: the singer’s first-ever live performance of “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish,” the second single off The Smiths’ posthumously released final album Strangeways, Here We Come. Watch that performance here.
As he prepares to embark on his U.S. tour next week, Morrissey has now announced a tour of arenas and larger venues in the U.K. and Ireland early next year in support of his forthcoming album Low in High School. The trek opens in Aberdeen on Feb. 16 and wraps up with London concerts on March 7 and 9.
Morrissey today debuted the second track off his upcoming 11th solo album, Low in High School, via the lyric video you can see below for “I Wish You Lonely,” driven by its mid-tempo stomp and Moz’s insistent vocals. The song follows lead single “Spent the Day in Bed.” Hear the new song right here.
Last week Morrissey helped the BBC kick off its 6 Music Live week, a series of live-on-the-air performances at the British broadcaster’s Maida Vale studios that also featured Mogwai, alt-J, Loyle Carner and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant. Watch Morrissey’s full 55-minute set here.
Nearly a year after his last U.S. tour fizzled amid cancellations and illness, Morrissey will return to the road this fall for a 16-date American trek in support of the forthcoming album Low in High School. The trek opens Oct. 31 in Portland, Ore., and wraps up Dec. 7 in Boston. See full dates here.
Morrissey this morning debuted the first single off his upcoming 11th album Low in High School, a typically maudlin song called “Spent the Day in Bed” that finds the singer exhausted by the events and happily bedridden (“Stop watching the news!”). Stream the full track below.
Morrissey, whose social media presence long has been limited to an official Facebook page, is now on Twitter, too — well, his management and/or record label is — and that account tonight tweeted a list of U.S. states that presumably mark stops on a soon-to-be-announced tour. Check out that list here.
The BBC has announced that Morrissey will kick off its 6 Music Live week in October, a series of live-on-the-air performances at the British broadcaster’s Maida Vale studios that also will feature Mogwai, alt-J, Loyle Carner and Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.