Morrissey adds fall leg of U.S. concerts
Former Smiths frontman Morrissey has confirmed a fall leg of U.S. theater shows following a summer European tour, all in continued support of his latest release, "The Very Best of Morrissey."
The iconic English rocker opens the European trek July 5 in Liege, Belgium. He'll follow that outing with the 33-date fall leg, which gets underway Oct. 5 in Boston, and pushes through a Dec. 8 performance in Atlantic City, NJ.
Morrissey released a remastered collection of hit singles, B-sides and previously unreleased material in April 2011 entitled "The Very Best of Morrissey." A bonus DVD featuring 11 videos and a rarely seen 1990 live performance of "I've Changed My Plea to Guilty" is also included in the set.
His most recent studio album, "Years of Refusal," urfaced in February 2009 and peaked at No. 3 on the U.K. Albums chart and at No. 11 on The Billboard 200.
Morrissey, who will release his autobiography later this year, plans to retire in two years at the age of 55, according to a recent interview with JuiceOnline.com.
"I see it as the sentimental climax to the last 30 years," he explained. "It will not be published until December 2012, which gives me just enough time to pack all I own in a box and disappear to central Brazil. The innocent are named and the guilty are protected."
5 - Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
7 - Rome, Italy - Parco delia Musica Auditorium
8 - Genoa, Italy - Arena Del Mare
10 - Milan, Italy - Teatro Degli Arcimboldi
11 - Florence, Italy - Teatro deli'Opera di Firenze
13 - Grado, Italy - Diga Nazario Sauro
19 - Istanbul, Turkey - Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater
5 - Boston, MA - Wang Theater
6 - Waterbury, CT - Palace Theater
10 - New York, NY - Radio City Music Hall
15 - Portland, ME - State Theatre
16 - Burlington, VT - Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
18 - Albany, NY - Palace Theatre
19 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
24 - Columbus, OH - Lifestyle Communities Indoor Pavilion
26 - Flint, MI - James H. Whiting Auditorium
27 - Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
29 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
30 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
1 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theatre
3 - Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
4 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
8 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
10 - Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theatre
11 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
14 - Davis, CA - Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
16 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
17 - Reno, NV - John Ascuaga's Nugget Rose Ballroom
21 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
23 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
24 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
27 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
28 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum
30 - Pharr, TX - Pharr Entertainment Center
1 - Beaumont, TX - Jefferson Theatre
3 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
5 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
7 - North Bethesda, MD - The Music Center at Strathmore
8 - Atlantic City, NJ - Showboat Resort and Casino