British alternative rock musicianannounced that he would retire from music in 2014; but before that he will embark on a tour of the United States beginning in October.
Morrissey came onto the musical scene during the eighties as a part of the Indie band The Smiths. After the breakup of The Smiths in the mid eighties, Morrissey branched out on his own for what became a successful solo career.
Before becoming a musician Morrissey; born Stephen Patrick Morrissey in Manchester, England; was obsessed with music and channeled that obsession by writing a New Dolls Fanzine – he was the UK Fan club president. He also wrote a tribute for tean idoland several opinion pieces to “Melody Maker” – a music paper.
Morrissey was as well known for his outrageous interview statements and odd stage presence as he was for his music.
In his upcoming tour, Morrissey will perform songs from his time with The Smiths, his solo career, and some new as yet released material.
Among the venues where Morrissey will perform is the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lakes, Iowa – known for being the location of the final concert in the lives of Buddy Holley, Richie Valens, and the JP “Big Bopper” Richardson before their deaths in the early morning hours of February 3, 1959,
Morrissey concert dates:
Oct. 5 at the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA
Oct 6 at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT
Oct .10 at Radio city Music Hall in New York City
Oct. 15 at the State Theatre in Portland, ME
Oct. 16 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT
Oct. 18 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, NY
Oct. 19 at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY
Oct. 23 at the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 24 at the LC Indoor Pavilion in Columbus, OH
Oct. 26 at the James H Whiting Auditorium in Flint, MI
Oct. 27 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
Oct. 29 at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 30 at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, IA
Nov. 1 at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln, NB
Nov. 3 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO
Nov. 4 at the University of Utah Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City, UT
Nov. 8 at Moore Theatre in Seattle, WA
Nov. 10 at the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, WA
Nov. 11 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR
Nov. 14 at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Center in Davis, CA
Nov. 16 at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, CA
Nov. 17 at Rose Ballroom in John Ascuaga’s Nugget in Reno, NV
Nov. 21 at the Marquee Theater in Tempe, AR
Nov. 23 at The Chelsea Ballroom in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas in Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 24 at the Staples Center Arena in Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 27 at Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX
Nov. 28 at the Kay Yeager Coliseum in Wichita Falls, TX
Nov. 30 at the Pharr Entertainment Center in Pharr, TX
Dec. 1 at the Jefferson Theatre in Beaumont, TX
Dec. 3 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA
Dec. 5 at the Orange Peel in Asheville, NC
Dec. 7 at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD
Dec. 8 at the Showboat Resort and Casino House of Blues in Atlanta City, NJ