Morrissey has announced three UK live dates for May 2009 when he will play London’s Royal Albert Hall on the 11th and two nights at Manchester’s Apollo on 22nd and 23rd.
Tickets for all three shows went on sale today, Friday 5th December, at 10am (see ticket info below).
Morrissey’s new studio album “Years of Refusal” will be released on 16th February 2009 on Polydor/Decca, preceded by the single “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” one week prior. The single will be supported by two new songs “Because Of My Poor Education” and “Shame Is The Name”, the latter featuring additional vocals by Chrissie Hynde.
“Years of Refusal” was completed earlier this year at Conway Studios in LA with the late Jerry Finn, producer of Morrissey’s acclaimed 2004 UK No.2 album “You Are The Quarry”. Morrissey describes the new album, the follow up to 2006’s “Ringleader of The Tormentors” (a UK No.1), as his strongest work to date. The 12-track album includes a clutch of new songs played live in recent months including “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”, “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”, “Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed” and “One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell”.
Monday 11th – London Royal Albert Hall – 0207 589 8212
Friday 22nd – Manchester Apollo – 0844 477 7677
Saturday 23rd – Manchester Apollo – 0844 477 7677
Tickets are £42.50 / £37.50 / £30 London and £32.50 Manchester
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