British singer-songwriter Morrissey has just announced a major UK and Ireland tour starting this September, that will see the former The Smiths member play a special one-off show in Manchester.
Born right here in in Manchester, Morrissey is of Irish parents and, specifically, Dublin lineage, He was the singer and lyricist of The Smiths for 6 years, before moving into a new career as a successful solo artist for the past 35 years.
In 1994 his album “Your Arsenal” was Grammy-nominated, and his songs have been covered by big names including David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, the Killers, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, My Chemical Romance, Thelma Houston and Christy Moore.
The new tour will bring him to the Manchester Apollo for one night in October, as well as including two London dates at The Palladium and O2 Academy Brixton, and further dates in Blackpool, Glasgow, Birmingham, Stockton, Killarney and Brighton.
Morrissey has enjoyed 16 albums in the UK Top Ten, plus 9 Top Ten albums with his former group The Smiths, of which Morrissey was a founder member. In the U.S., Morrissey has had two Top Ten albums, and eight Top 20 albums.
In 1991, he broke The Beatles’ record for selling out the Hollywood Bowl, and in 2006 he was voted the second Greatest Living British Icon by BBC viewers, with Sir David Attenborough first and Sir Paul McCartney third.
In 2012, he was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel Aviv, and in 2013 Penguin Classics published Morrissey Autobiography, which became the second fastest-selling autobiography in British history.
The book spent six weeks at number 1, five weeks at number 2, four weeks at number 3, and is a continuing British best seller.
Sat 24 Sep 2022 Killarney INEC Arena Wed 28 Sep 2022 Blackpool Opera House Fri 30 Sep 2022 Doncaster Dome Sun 02 Oct 2022 Glasgow SEC Armadillo Tue 04 Oct 2022 Manchester O2 Apollo Wed 05 Oct 2022 Birmingham O2 Academy Fri 07 Oct 2022 Stockton Globe Sun 09 Oct 2022 The London Palladium Tue 11 Oct 2022 London O2 Academy Brixton Fri 14 Oct 2022 Brighton Centre
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Tameside police officers hailed ‘absolute heroes’ after saving the life of a seven-year-old girl
Two Tameside police officers have been hailed as “absolute heroes” after saving the life of a seven-year-old little girl.
It comes after emergency services were called to an address in the Greater Manchester borough of Tameside earlier this week (29 November), and found a young girl who was struggling to breath and coughing up blood after choking on a sweet.
Police Constables Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell, from Greater Manchester Police‘s (GMP) Tameside division, were first on the scene.
To the huge relief of the girl’s parents, who were said to be “understandably distressed” and concerned for her welfare, PC Kincaid jumped straight into action and was able to utilise his first aid training to full effect by going on to successfully dislodge the sweet from the youngster’s throat, and then helping to calm her down before the paramedics arrived.
Whilst PC Kincaid looked after the little girl, PC Blundell did “everything he could” to help the parents remain calm.
Paramedics then took over once they arrived, and the young girl was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Reflecting on the incident, and hailing his officers “absolute heroes”, Superintendent Mike Walsh, from GMP’s Tameside district, said: “PCs Aaron Kincaid and James Blundell acted without hesitation during the incident, and took control of the situation that they were faced with.
“They deserve every credit for staying calm under extreme pressure and for working together as a team and utilising their training to lifesaving effect, and I’m sure the girl’s parents and family will consider them to be absolute heroes.”
“We’re both glad that we were in the right place at the right time,” PC Kincaid added.
“I have a daughter the same age as the little girl who needed our help, and I cannot tell you how much of a relief it was when she started breathing normally and said she was okay after I had managed to dislodge the sweet.