Morrissey Announces Tour


Morrissey’s track-record when it comes to touring is not perfect – he most recently cancelled his US tour with “unimaginable sorrow” after collapsing in Boston with a respiratory infection.


This record is none of your business: LP removed from stores

Following the release of his new album, World Peace is None of Your Business, and his swift departure from the record label that released it, the controversial singer has announced a tour of Europe, beginning in Lisbon’s Coliseum and (hopefully) making it to London’s 02 Arena.

One problem though – the album, which was released in a new deal with Universal’s US-based Harvest Records last month – has been pulled from shelves both physical and digital after the 54 year-old criticised and ‘parted company’ with the label, saying “a similar document ought to have been harvested by the record label”, in a thank-you note to fans who created videos for his latest single.

Oddly, a spokesperson for Harvest Records denied that Morrissey had been dropped, while a representative for Morrissey refused to comment at all.

Morrissey is now said to be “urgently” looking for a label to re-release the album, though we can’t help but wonder, in the digital era, why not release independently – after all, at least Morrissey couldn’t argue with himself?

In a statement posted on August 20 on his website True To Youthe singer explained his frustration with Harvest Records to his fans, “I believed that the rich soil of the album had several strong hit singles. Frayed tempers began when Harvest arranged the ’spoken word’ films, none of which gave any clue as to what World peace is none of your business [sic] intended to be, or is”.

He continued, “The films were OK, but they went nowhere and stayed there. With every nerve alert, we pushed the label for a proper video for Istanbul to precede the album, not least of all because a single ahead of the album release might inch the album to a higher chart position”.

Despite lack of promotion, the album managed to reach number two on the UK chart and number 14 in the US.

The full list of dates for the tour are as follows:


06 Lisbon, Portugal – Coliseum
13 Rome, Italy – Atlantico
16 Milan, Italy – Teatro Linear
17 Bologna, Italy – Paladozza
19 Pescara, Italy – Pala Gpii
21 Florence, Italy – Obihall
22 Padova, Italy – Geox Theater
24 Vienna, Austria – Konzerthaus


05 Hannover, Germany – Capitol
08 Lund, Sweden – Sparbank Arena
09 Copenhagen, Denmark – Falconer
11 Goteborg, Sweden – Lisebergshallen
13 Stockholm, Sweden – Hovet
19 Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
21 Krakow, Poland – Laznia Nowa
23 Berlin, Germany – Columbiahalle
24 Essen, Germany – Colosseum
29 London, England – 02 Arena

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