No Label No Problem For Morrissey Tour
Label-less U.K. rock icon Morrissey will play his first live dates in two years this summer, beginning Aug. 1 in Salt Lake City. So far, only a handful of West Coast shows are set, including a three-nLabel-less U.K. rock icon Morrissey will play his first live dates in two years this summer, beginning Aug. 1 in Salt Lake City. So far, only a handful of West Coast shows are set, including a three-night September stand opening for Mexican rock act Jaguares in California. As previously reported, Morrissey will also play Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in mid-August.
Jaguares manager Marusa Reyes told Mexico's Reforma newspaper this week that Morrissey accepted the offer to open the September shows after a single phone conversation. "Everything was very simple and for the band, it represents that they have been accepted," Reyes said.
Morrissey has not released a new studio album since 1997's "Maladjusted" (Mercury), and although he is rumored to be signing a new contract with Sanctuary, a label spokesperson said no information about a prospective deal has been finalized.
Here are Morissey's tour dates:
Aug. 1: Salt Lake City (Fairpark)
Aug. 3: Colorado Springs, Colo. (Music Hall)
Aug. 4: Albuquerque, N.M. (Sunshine Theater)
Aug. 6: El Paso, Texas (venue TBA)
Aug. 7: Tucson, Ariz. (Rialto)
Aug. 9: Phoenix (Celebrity Theatre)
Aug. 10: Yuma, Ariz. (Convention Hall)
Aug. 17: Osaka, Japan (Summer Sonic Festival)
Aug. 18: Tokyo (Summer Sonic Festival)
Aug. 20: Anchorage, Ala. (Egan Center)
Aug. 23: Portland, Ore. (Crystal Ballroom)
Aug. 24: Eugene, Ore. (McDonald Theatre)
Sept. 12: San Diego (Open Air Theatre, w/ Jaguares)
Sept. 13: Berkeley, Calif. (Greek Theatre, w/ Jaguares)
Sept. 14: Anaheim, Calif. (Arrowhead Pond, w/ Jaguares)