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Morrissey Has a New U.S. Tour He Can Later Cancel

Morrissey, Tom Jones, Cliff Richard, tour dates, cancel

American Morrissey fans have had a brutal couple of years, even by their (our) own self-torturing standards. Though Moz’s Autobiography ranked as one of SPIN’s Best Music Books of 2013, U.S. readers only got an abridged version — and, as Barry Walters eloquently explains in a recent NPR essay, the thing’s so vitriolic it’s too bad the title How to Lose Friends and Alienate People was already taken. Then there was the unorthodox U.S. tour the former Smiths singer announced in June 2012, which was subject to enough delays, cancellations, and other drama for another 400-page tome (a brief rundown is here).

But Morrissey revealed in January he would release a new album this year on Harvest Records, and now he has lifted the lid on a fresh helping of U.S. tour dates. According to unofficial mouthpiece True to You, the trek is scheduled to run from May 7 in San Jose, California, to June 21 in New York City. “It’s Not Unusual” singer Tom Jones, who collaborated with Jack White in early 2012, is booked to join Moz on May 10 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. Another U.K. crooner, Cliff Richard, is set for the New York gig, at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Kristeen Young will open up both dates.

A word of caution: On that ill-fated 2012 jaunt, the Stooges were originally scheduled to open for Morrissey in Los Angeles. That didn’t happen. But Moz did end up putting Patti Smith on the bill instead. See? You can’t always get what you please, please, please want, but if you try sometimes, you — sorry, bigmouth strikes again.

Morrissey tour dates:

May 7 – San Jose, CA @ City National Civic Auditorium
May 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Sports Arena
May 13 – El Paso, TX @ Plaza Theater
May 14 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
May 16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
May 17 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
May 19 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
May 20 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
May 22 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
May 24 – Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
May 25 – Beaumont, TX @ Julie Rogers Theatre
May 27 – Memphis, TN @ Orpheum Theatre
May 28 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
May 30 – St Petersburg, FL @ Mahaffey Theater
May 31 – Miami, FL @ Knight Concert Hall
June 4 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
June 6 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Revel Ovation Hall
June 7 – Boston, MA @ Boston Opera House
June 10 – Baltimore, MD @ Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 13 – Chicago, IL @ Civic Opera House
June 14 – Flint, MI @ James Whiting Auditorium
June 16 – Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Main Stage Theater
June 17 – Wilmington, DE @ Grand Opera House
June 19 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Theatre
June 21 – New York, NY @ Barclays Center Arena