It was officially announced last Friday that Morrissey’s 13th Solo Album and 2nd studio album for BMG Records, ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’, is set to be released on March 20th, 2020.
The album, produced by Grammy award winning producer Joe Chicarelli (Beck, Tori Amos, The Strokes, The Killers, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, etc), and recorded at Studio La Fabrique in Saint- Rémy de Provence, France, and Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California, also saw it’s first single, ‘Bobby Don’t You Think They Know?’, featuring backing vocals by legendary R+B Icon Thelma Houston, released to great critical and fan response.
In addition, Morrissey’s cover of Roy Orbison’s 60’s classic – ‘It’s Over’ enjoyed a #1 chart positionon last week’s UK Vinyl Singles chart. The HMV exclusive is scheduled for wide release later this month on January 24th.
Now, as part of the next stage of Morrissey’s new album launch, two Morrissey UK arena concerts have been confirmed as well as dates in Cologne & Paris. The first UK date is at Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday, March 6th along with a second show set at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Saturday, March 14th. He also plays the Palladium Cologne on the 9th March and the Salle Pleyel in Paris on 11th March.
Tickets to the shows are on sale now.
These new tour dates follow the critically acclaimed performances of Morrissey’s recent U.S. Tour in Autumn of 2019 with special guests Interpol. The 30 date tour drew large crowds and received rave reviews across the country.
This new limited run of shows, set to kick off the launch of the ‘I Am Not A Dog On A Chain’ album, promise to be not-to-be missed affairs if reaction to Morrissey’s 2019 U.S. dates is any indication. Press who covered the U.S. Autumn tour raved about the powerful performances as some of Morrissey’s best ever, while continually commenting on the strength of his “ageless” vocals.
PRAISE FOR MORRISSEY’S LATEST U.S. TOUR
“Imagine being hit by the world’s most beautiful fist. That’s what the night felt like. I don’t know if the blow came from the left. And I don’t know if the blow came from the right. But I do know I’ll be cherishing the black-and-blue for the rest of my life.”
– Flaunt 10.28.19
“His pitch-perfect vocals filled the arena with ease and there wasn’t an off note to be heard.”-NBC San Diego 10.15.19
“In fine form and with an excellent voice, Morrissey dramatically captivated the crowd throughout the evening, whipping his microphone cord to punctuate movements and crooning dramatically when appropriate.”- Music Connection 10.11.19
“For nearly two hours Morrissey turned in a spirited performance that culled material from his solo albums, and several covers from this year’s California Son. Far from an aging rocker desperately trying to recapture the passion of his youthful performances, Steven Patrick Morrissey has actually improved. His voice has deepened and grown stronger with age.” – Riff Magazine 10.4.19
At age 60, Morrissey is the rare singer whose voice is actually getting better with age.” – Dallas Morning News 9.18.19
“In fine form and excellent voice, Morrissey was every inch a performer, dramatically whipping his microphone cord to punctuate movements and crooning dramatically when appropriate. For a night of deeply intellectual and thoughtful pop music, Morrissey has no peer.” –Parklife DC 9.06.19
LISTEN TO ‘BOBBY DON’T YOU THINK THEY KNOW?’ HERE: https://morrissey.lnk.to/bobbyPR