Did Morrissey Force His Label to Pull His Album From Digital Stores?
Also, he announced a tour, but you know how that goes
Morrissey’s ongoing dispute with Harvest Records is turning out to be a classic case of “he said, label said.” After weeks firing back and forth about his supposed departure from the label’s stable, the former Smiths frontman finally saw his recent solo album World Peace Is None of Your Business pulled from digital shelves last week. If it seemed a little fishy that the English singer predicted the move a day before it happened, well, a source tells Billboard that Morrissey might have had a little more to do with it than he’s letting on.
Despite still contending that Morrissey has not been dropped by Harvest, an unnamed source said that “out of deference to his request they have reluctantly removed his album from all services.”
So maybe the “Istanbul” singer “suspected” that the record was going to disappear because he told them to pull it. True to You still claims that he’s “urgently seeking a label to issue World Peace Is None of Your Business, which is now withdrawn from the Capitol-Harvest Records catalogue.” For now the situation remains unclear as Harvest still chooses not to offer any official comment.
Meanwhile, Morrissey continues to push forward in support of his album and has announced an extensive European tour, but we know how that tends to go. Check out those dates below.
Morrissey tour dates:
October 6 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum
October 13 – Rome, Italy @ Atlantico
October 16 – Milan, Italy @ Teatro Linear
October 17 – Bologna, Italy @ Paladozza
October 19 – Pescara, Italy @ Pala Gpii
October 21 – Florence, Italy @ Obihall
October 22 – Padova, Italy @ Geox Theater
October 24 – Vienna, Austria @ Konzerthaus
November 5 – Hannover, Germany @ Capitol
November 8 – Lund, Sweden @ Sparbank Arena
November 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Falconer
November 11 – Goteborg, Sweden @ Lisebergshallen
November 13 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Hovet
November 19 – Warsaw, Poland @ Laznia Nowa
November 23 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle
November 24 – Essen, Germany @ Colosseum
November 29 – London, England @ O2 Arena