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.
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Tickets for the UK dates go on general sale Thursday 23 June at 9.30am via www.gigsandtours.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk, with tickets for Killarney, Ireland available via www.ticketmaster.ie.
Morrissey In Concert
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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