The Press Release:
Morrissey is set to hit Broadway for the first time in his career playing a retrospective show at New York City’s hallowed Lunt-Fontanne Theater. The affair will run for seven days from May 2nd to May 11th and promises an intimate yet exciting exploration of Morrissey’s expansive career from his early days to his upcoming new record ‘California Son’: a collection of 1960/70s classic covers out on May 24th via Étienne Records/BMG.
Another milestone in an already storied career, longtime fans of Moz will get a rare opportunity to see the star branch out into new territory and take the stage like never before.
Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning this Friday, March 8th at 10am EST at Ticketmaster.com.
After last year’s “heartfelt” (Rolling Stone) cover of the Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang” gave fans a taste of what was to come, Morrissey follows his acclaimed eleventh studio album ‘Low in High School’ with ‘California Son’ that will see Moz take on luminaries of the 60s and 70s like Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, and Bob Dylan while also delving into more obscure musicians of the time, such as early gay icon Jobriath and political activist Phil Ochs. The collection also boasts collaborations with alt-rock royalty including Billy Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear), Sameer Gadhia (Young the Giant), and LP
Morrissey recently teased the release of ‘California Son’ by dropping his stirring rendition of the Roy Orbison classic “It’s Over” (with LP) — LISTEN HERE
The Residency Dates:
5/2/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/3/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/4/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/7/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/8/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/10/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
5/11/2019 – New York, NY – Lunt-Fontanne Theater
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told, I’ve never followed the career of Morrissey or anything that was done by The Smiths but I knew so many people that attended his recent show tours that I had to share this news for their benefit. I’ll be listing the seven dates of the residency on our Events Calendar but if he extends it like we found Bruce Springsteen doing I will not be keeping pace with them as that’s a lot of work. Links to some of his work can be found below for your perusal so let me know if you’re planning on catching one or more of these exclusive residency dates. You can do that down in the comments section below.