Morrissey has announced six North American tour dates for 2017, including several US dates which he had rescheduled in December 2016.
The 57 year old singer-songwriter and former Smiths frontman was forced to reschedule several US gigs in December after his keyboardist Gustavo Mazur collapsed backstage following a show in Colorado. According to accusations Morrissey made on his official website True to You, management pulled funding for the tour as soon as Mazur became indisposed, necessitating the cancellation of the entire North American leg.
[contentblock id=141 img=adsense.png]
Never one to shy away from political discourse, Morrissey announced his first show of 2017 via a Donald Trump meme on Facebook, revealing that he would play at Roxy festival in Guadelajara, Mexico on April 1st. Yesterday he announced five more shows, including the three Texas dates he cancelled in December, and a headline appearance at WWWY Festival in Santa Ana, California.
Steven Morrissey, who goes by his surname professionally, has been a popular, if controversial, figure in music since the dissolution of The Smiths in 1987. He has released ten albums as a solo artist, most recently, ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’ in 2014, and in recent years has published an autobiography and novel.
A Smiths reunion has been cited as one of the most potentially lucrative events in the indie music world, with reported offers of over £50 million made for a brief reunion tour. While there have supposedly been discussions between Morrissey and his former bandmates, nothing has ever come to fruition regarding a reunion.
Morrissey will play the below dates in April:
04-01 Guadalajara, Mexico – Roxy Festival
04-08 Santa Ana, CA – WWWY Festival
04-10 Tucson, AZ – Fox Tucson Theatre
04-12 San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
04-14 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
04-15 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre