Morrissey returns home
Morrissey will return to his hometown of Manchester to play his first gig in the city in four years. The show is to be his one and only UK concert during 2016.
When will Morrissey tickets go on sale?
The question all Morrissey fans are keen to know; When will Morrissey tickets become available? So here’s your answer. Fans will be able to get their hands on Morrissey tickets from Friday 8 July.
Moz, Mozza, Mozzer: Morrissey from the start
Morrissey became known for his work with The Smiths. The band, comprising Morrissey, Andy Rourke, Johnny Marr and Mike Joyce, formed in Manchester in 1982.
The group were a huge part of the ‘80s music scene in Britain and Morrissey earned of reputation as a brilliant songwriter. Some of The Smiths’ greatest tracks include Panic, This Charming Man and There Is Light That Never Goes Out.
Everything must come to end and so did The Smiths. Following a strained relationship between the four members and particularly between Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr, the band went quietly into a nosedive that resulted in Johnny Marr’s departure from The Smiths. The rest of the band briefly attempted to carry on but disbanded not long after.
The Smiths have since been on hiatus ever since. Morrissey and Johnny Marr would hardly speak to each other and to make matters worse, the rhythm section, Rourke and Joyce, would take the other half to court over song royalties.
Morrissey would deal with the situation in his own way, by composing the sharply written song, Sorrow Will Come in the End off his album Maladjusted. None of this has made a reunion of The Smiths any more likely.
Following his band’s meltdown, Morrissey was quick to continue and kicked off his solo career with the stunning solo debut Viva Hate in March 1988.
Mozzer has continued since with a back catalogue that rivals that of his former band. Morrissey songs such as Everyday Is Like Sunday, Suedehead, First of the Gang to Die or The More You Ignore Me The Closer I Get are bonafide Indie anthems.
Watch Morrissey’s lead single Suedehead from his debut solo album Viva Hate