Morrissey fans are going to face disappointment after The Smiths rocker stated that he will no longer be releasing his 14th solo album, ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ this coming February and exactly when that will happen, continues to be unknown, according to NME.
“’Bonfire of Teenagers’ is no longer scheduled for a February release, as stated by this site. Its fate is exclusively in the hands of Capitol Records (Los Angeles),” said Morrissey, who posted the statement on his official website Morrissey Central on November 14. Members of Red Hot Chili Peppers are set for the album.
Announced in May 2021, ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ was the follow up album to Morrissey’s 2020 album ‘I am Not a Dog on a Chain’ which Morrissey said was “the best album of [his] life,” adding that “Morrissey is unsigned,” and that the album was “available to the highest (or lowest) bidder.”
Capitol Records appears to be on board for the album’s US release, but it is still unknown who will release the album in the UK.
Several songs from the album have been showcased during live performances around the United States this year, but according to a report from Metro, Morrissey recently left the stage halfway through a gig in Los Angeles, leaving fans baffled as to why he suddenly exited the venue.
The performance took place at the Greek Theatre, when the singer randomly walked off stage and did not return. The audience was then told by a bandmate, “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue. Very sorry. Well see you next time.”
‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ featured collaborations with Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith and guitarist John Frusciante, as well as Miley Cyrus and The Stooge’s front man Iggy Pop.
In an Instagram post, Morrissey thanked fans for supporting the show but did not mention the incident of walking off stage, writing, “Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support.”