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Meanwhile, Morrissey has announced new 2023 tour dates in Asia and Australia via NME.
The former Smiths frontman has just finished a UK and Ireland headline tour, and will head back out on the road in November. The gigs will begin on November 9 in Singapore, with gigs then taking place in Thailand, Japan and more. Morrissey will then hit Australia and New Zealand for seven gigs, ending up in Auckland in mid-December.
See the full list of gigs below. Ticket details can be found here.
9 – Singapore, Star Theater
16 – Chek Lap Kok, Asia World Expo
18 – Bangkok, Samyan Hall
22 – Jakarta, Istora Senayan
28 – Tokyo, Toyosu Pit
1 – Perth, Concert Hall
4 – Melbourne, Palais Theater
5 – Melbourne, Palais Theater
8 – Fortitude Valley, Fortitude Music Hall
10 – Sydney, State Theater
11 – Sydney, State Theater
14 – Auckland, The Civic
Recently, Morrissey cancelled his scheduled sold-out gig in Nottingham at the last minute.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, Morrissey’s show at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall will not be going ahead tonight,” read a tweet from Gigs And Tours, the official website of promoters SJM Concerts.
“Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their tickets and a further announcement will be made in due course.”
Meanwhile, he singer also wrote a scathing critique of the music industry’s response to the death of Sinead O’Connor. In a blog post titled ‘You Know I Couldn’t Last’, Morrissey criticised the wider industry’s response to her death, arguing that it was hypocritical when they “hadn’t the guts to support her when she was alive and she was looking for you”.
“She had only so much ‘self’ to give,” he began. “She was dropped by her label after selling 7 million albums for them. She became crazed, yes, but uninteresting, never. She had done nothing wrong. She had proud vulnerability … and there is a certain music industry hatred for singers who don’t ‘fit in’ (this I know only too well), and they are never praised until death – when, finally, they can’t answer back.