Morrissey is back on the road this September playing three concerts in London and Hull. Don’t miss out on seeing Mozzer this autumn!
Morrissey UK live shows
Updated: 6 July 2015
Morrissey will play a handful of live dates this September.
The former Smiths frontman will back on tour around the UK during autumn. The singer-songwriter will start his shows at Hull Arena on 18 September. The mini-tour will continue to London’s Eventim Apollo Hammersmith where he will perform for two nights on 20 and 21 September.
Last year, the iconic songwriter and lyricists released his tenth solo album, World Peace Is None of Your Business. Morrissey’s 2015 tour is a chance for fans to see the singer live on stage playing new songs alongside his older material. Search for tickets below.
Moz, Mozza, Mozzer or even just The Pope of Mope: throughout the years Morrissey has landed himself a fair few nicknames and a reputation.
Starting out as out the frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey earned his name as an exquisite songwriter penning the hits such as That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out and The Ordinary Boys.
The Smiths formed in 1982 after Morrissey met guitarist Johnny Marr. The duo struck up a song-writing partnership and, together with drummer Mike Joyce and bass player Andy Rourke, they went on to release The Smiths (1984), Meat is Murder (1985) and The Queen Is Dead (1986).
It was following the release of The Queen Is Dead that Rourke left the band for two weeks to be replaced by Craig Gannon. However, Rourke re-joined and Gannon stayed. They went on to create Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) but disbanded before the album was actually released.
During the’80s, Morrissey also found time to write three books. The first was The New York Dolls in 1981, which was about his favourite band. While his second novel, James Dean Is Not Dead (1983), was about the actor James Dean. His third book, Exit Smiling, was published in 1998 but was written in 1980.
Morrissey's solo career
After The Smiths Morrissey pursued a solo career releasing his debut solo album, Viva Hate, in 1988 just six months after Strangeways, Here We Come was finally released. It debuted in the UK Charts at No.1 and as a solo artist Morrissey has entered the top 10 ten times.
Morrissey went on to release Kill Your Uncle (1991), Your Arsenal (1992), Vauxhall and I (1994), Southpaw Grammar (1995), Maladjusted (1997), You Are The Quarry (2004), Ringleader of the Tormentors (2006), Years of Refusal (2009) and World Peace Is None Of Your Business (2014).
Along with his music career, Morrissey has been known to make a statement about his beliefs, which can be seen through his work and during interviews. Notably The Smith’s album Meat is Murder reflects Morrissey’s vegetarian beliefs.