Morrissey Announces 33-City U.S. Tour

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Morrissey is taking the stage once again for a U.S. tour that kicks off Oct. 5 in Boston. The former Smiths frontman will include both his greatest hits and new, unreleased songs on his tour setlist.

Iggy and the Stooges are set to open one date of the trek, the Nov. 24 show at L.A.'s Staples Center. Morrissey's tour will also include his first New York City show in three years, Oct. 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The 33-date run wraps Dec. 8 in Atlantic City, N.J.

Earlier this month, the 53-year-old musician said that he plans to retire at the age of 55, after "aging a lot recently." Could this new tour be Morrissey's final trek before he turns in the mic for good?

The singer parted ways with the Smiths in 1988, after starting his career with the group in the early '80s. Since going solo, Steven Patrick Morrissey has released nine albums, most recently 2009's "Years of Refusal." On Billboard's Alternative Songs airplay chart, which launched in 1988, Morrissey has notched nine top 10s, including two No. 1s: 1992's "Tomorrow" and 1994's "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get."

Full list of Morrissey's North American tour dates:

Oct. 5: Boston, Mass. (Wang Theatre)
Oct. 6: Waterbury, Conn. (Palace Theater)
Oct. 10: New York, N.Y. (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 15: Portland, Maine (State Theatre)
Oct. 16: Burlington, Vt. @Flynn Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 18: Albany, N.Y. (Palace Theatre)
Oct. 19: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Rapids Theatre)
Oct. 23: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Heinz Hall)
Oct. 24: Columbus, Ohio (LC Indoor Pavilion)
Oct. 26: Flint, Mich. (James H Whiting Auditorium)
Oct. 27: Chicago, Ill. (Chicago Theatre)
Oct. 29: Minneapolis, Minn. (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 30: Clear Lake, Iowa (Surf Ballroom)
Nov. 1: Lincoln, Neb. (Rococo Theatre)
Nov. 3: Denver, Colo. (Ellie Caulkins Opera House)
Nov. 4: Salt Lake City, Utah (Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah)
Nov. 8: Seattle, Wash. (Moore Theatre)
Nov. 10: Bellingham, Wash. (Mount Baker Theatre)
Nov. 11: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
Nov. 14: Davis, Cali. (Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis)
Nov. 16: San Francisco, Cali. (Davies Symphony Hall)
Nov. 17: Reno, Nev. (John Ascuaga's Nugget - Rose Ballroom)
Nov. 21: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theater)
Nov. 23: Las Vegas, Nev. (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom)
Nov. 24: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center Arena)
Nov. 27: El Paso, Texas (Tricky Falls)
Nov. 28: Wichita Falls, Texas (Kay Yeager Coliseum)
Nov. 30: Pharr, Texas (Pharr Entertainment Center)
Dec. 1: Beaumont, Texas (Jefferson Theatre)
Dec. 3: Atlanta, Ga. (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
Dec. 5: Asheville, N.C. (Orange Peel)
Dec. 7: North Bethesda, Md. (The Music Center at Strathmore)
Dec. 8: Atlantic City, N.J. (Showboat Resort and Casino - House of Blues)