Morrissey announced his tour today, and it includes a May 27th stop in Memphis at the Orpheum. St. Louis singer and keyboardist Kristeen Young will open. The show will mark the first time Morrissey has played in Memphis in his entire career.
Since the 1980s, when Morrissey rose to fame as the vocalist for The Smiths, the indie pop icon has developed a devoted legion of fans that seem to love him as much for his music as for his extreme disdain for authority and his hardcore views on animal rights. He's been dubbed "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last twenty years," according to Pitchfork Media.
After The Smiths broke up in 1987, Morrissey launched his solo career and released nine albums, including the highly successful Viva Hate ("Everyday Is Like Sunday", "Suedehead") and Your Arsenal ("We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful".)
The upcoming tour dates will fall just after the release of Morrissey's new album, his first release since 2009's Years of Refusal.
Tickets go on sale February 21st. Don't wait, they'll go fast. To purchase tickets go to: www.greenmachineconcerts.com or www.orpheum-memphis.com.