For two of the shows, Morrissey has enlisted major star-power to open for him: Tom Jones in Los Angeles and Cliff Richard in Brooklyn. Frequent tour mate Kristeen Young, a singer-keyboardist from St. Louis, will open all dates.
"About a month ago, my agent called on the phone and said '(Morrissey) invited you to be on the show,'" Richard tells Billboard. "I said, 'Are you sure?' I mean, Morrissey and Cliff Richard? We're poles apart... So I definitely got them to check it out and see if there was any sort of ulterior motive. They came back and said, 'Morrissey has always been a fan.' 'You're kidding me!' I don't really believe that, but I'll accept it. It's an exciting opportunity. You never know what's going to happen in this life of rock 'n' roll."
A bleeding ulcer and a case of Barrett's esophagus led the former Smiths frontman to cancel numerous concerts in 2013, an eventful year that also saw the release of his best-selling autobiography.
Morrissey recently signed to Harvest Records, an imprint of Capitol, and is working on a new album, the followup to 2009's "Years of Refusal."
Confirmed Tour Dates
May 7: San Jose CA City - National Civic Auditorium
May 10: Los Angeles CA - Los Angeles Sports Arena
May 13: El Paso TX - Plaza Theater
May 14: Albuquerque NM - Sunshine Theater
May 16: Salt Lake City UT - Kingsbury Hall
May 17: Denver CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
May 19: Lincoln NE - Rococo Theatre
May 20: Lawrence KS - Liberty Hall
May 22: Dallas TX - Majestic Theatre
May 24: Austin TX - Austin Music Hall
May 25: Beaumont TX - Julie Rogers Theatre
May 27: Memphis TN - Orpheum Theatre
May 28: Nashville TN - Ryman Auditorium
May 30: St Petersburg FL - Mahaffey Theater
May 31: Miami FL - Knight Concert Hall
June 4: Atlanta GA - Cobb Energy Center
June 6: Atlantic City NJ - Revel Ovation Hall
June 7: Boston MA - Boston Opera House
June 10: Baltimore MD - Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 13: Chicago IL - Civic Opera House
June 14: Flint MI - James Whiting Auditorium
June 16: Lewiston NY - Artpark Main Stage Theater
June 17: Wilmington DE - Grand Opera House
June 19: Hershey PA - Hershey Theatre
June 21: New York NY - Barclays Center Arena