Morrissey Tour Comes for United States after Two False Starts; Blondie and Amanda Palmer Among Openers
Morrissey's last two attempts at a tour in North America haven't gone so well, as both were cut short by illness. The vocalist has announced a new run however and we're hoping that third time is indeed the charm. Although a constant opener hasn't been announced yet, Blondie has been named as a one-night opener for Moz's show at Madison Square Garden in New York, while Amanda Palmer will open for the closing night of the run in San Jose (from Pitchfork).
The last tour in support of his most recent album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, had the plug pulled when Morrissey alleged to have been infected by tour opener Kristeen Young, who called BS, noting that she had allergies and not anything infectious. The vocalist would later reveal that he had been undergoing treatment for cancer, which made him slightly more sympathetic to audiences. NME reports that he managed to complete all of the dates in his homeland, and reported being rather happy with the results (an unusual thought from Morrissey).
You can check out the full list of tour dates below, and when you're done with that, vote for Morrissey's former band—The Smiths—in our Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Tournament Bracket.
06/11: New Orleans @ Saenger Theater
06/13: Atlanta @ Atlanta Symphony Hall
06/15: Durham, NC @ The Carolina Theatre
06/24: Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theater
06-27: New York City @ Madison Square Garden
06-29: Akron, OH @ Akron Civic Theater
06-30: Cincinnati @ Aronoff Center For The Arts
07-02: Nashville @ Grand Ole Opry House
07-08: Detroit @ Masonic Temple
07-09: Chicago @ Civic Opera House
07-11: Bloomington, IL @ Bloomington Center For The Arts
07-13: St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
07-16: Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks
07-18: Salt Lake City @ The Depot
07-21: Seattle @ Benaroya Hall
07-23: Troutdate, OR - Edgefield
07-25: San Jose @ San Jose Event Center