“There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows,” Morrissey wrote.
The pair of shows are set for Sept. 20 and 21 at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith.
He signed off, thanking the fans and quoting the Smiths’ “There Is a Light That Never Goes Out”:
“We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience … throughout 28 years … but without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring. Thank you for so many absolutely incredible times. The pleasure and privilege is mine … “
This isn’t the first time Morrissey has threatened some sort of retirement. Back in 2012, Morrissey said he planned to retire in two years, and well, he’s still here.
Morrissey was dropped from Harvest Records in Aug. 2014, following the release of his album World Peace Is None of Your Business.