A fan wrote on Morrissey’s Reddit about his Manchester concert, “He just ran off… haha is that normal for his concerts? That was my first time seeing him.. don’t really know how I was expecting the show to end, but not with him just running away.”
Another fan added, “It’s why I stopped seeing him live. Saw him 3 times, each time the show was cut short for a reason. He is notorious for it.
Lately, reports have been different but I guess you can only fake things for so long.
I saw him at Cruel World Fest and he was fabulous. It surprised me that his show was good, long, and that he didn’t cancel at the last minute.
My thought is that some venues have got wise to his ways and put a minimum show length and very strong show cancelation language in the agreements.”
Morrissey has performed his new song ‘Kerouac’s Crack’ for the first time in Blackpool. Watch a clip of the performance below.
Some of the lyrics to the new song are as followed: Just walking along, tra la la la, Oh Jack, oh Jack, oh sweet baby Jack. Everything he writes down must have instant attack Anything less would only make him crack,
Any less would only make him crack, only make him crack. Tra la la la, tra la la la.”
The current edition of Morrissey shows have had split reviews. One particular review read: “Pop’s problematic uncle wisely shuts up and plays the hits. He debuted the track, which comes from his upcoming album, ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’, (on September 28th). Morrisey’s current tour kicked off in Killarney on September 24 and will run until October in Brighton. Announced via the singer’s website, the singer’s 14th solo album has 11 tracks and was completed in Los Angeles.”
Morrissey has said about his upcoming album: “The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life.” A note was also added stating: “Morrissey is unsigned. The album is available to the highest (or lowest) bidder.”
Morrissey’s recent tour has been filled with debuts, including a performance of the track ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’. He previously said the song was inspired by “England’s 9/11”, the Manchester Arena bombing. In May, he debuted the album single ‘I AM Veronica’ for the first time.
The former Smiths frontman’s UK and Ireland dates also saw him play ‘Please, Please, Please’ for the first time in nearly a decade.
Earlier this month, Morrissey announced a run of US tour dates, kicking off in November. The ‘Live In Concert’ tour kicks off in Ontario, California on Friday November 11. Morrissey is then set to undertake an additional ten shows across America, including two nights at The Magnolia in El Cajon, CA.