Morrissey is coming to Stockton!
British singer-songwriter Morrissey has just announced a major UK and Ireland tour starting this September. The tour includes two London dates at two iconic venues – The Palladium and O2 Academy Brixton.
A seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock, Morrissey has also announced a North East date at Stockton’s newest live music venue, Stockton Globe.
The Globe, on Stockton High Street will host Morrissey on Friday 7 th October with the date being the only North East performance of the tour.
Born in Manchester, England, Morrissey is of Irish parents and, specifically, Dublin
lineage. Morrissey was the singer and lyricist of The Smiths for 6 years and has
been a successful solo artist for 35 years. In 1994 his album "Your Arsenal" was
Morrissey has enjoyed 16 albums in the UK Top Ten, plus 9 Top Ten albums with
his former group The Smiths, of which Morrissey was a founder member. In the U.S.,
Morrissey has had two Top Ten albums, and eight Top 20 albums.
In 1991, Morrissey broke The Beatles record for selling out the Hollywood Bowl, and in 2006
Morrissey was voted the second Greatest Living British Icon as voted by viewers of
BBC Television, with Sir David Attenborough first and Sir Paul McCartney third. In
2007, Morrissey was voted The Greatest Northern Male in a nationwide newspaper
In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel Aviv. In 2013, Penguin
Classics published Morrissey Autobiography which became the second fastest
selling autobiography in British history. The book spent six weeks at number 1, five
weeks at number 2, four weeks at number 3, and is a continuing British Best Seller.
Morrissey's songs have been covered by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, the Killers,
Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, My Chemical Romance, Thelma Houston,
Christy Moore, amongst many others.
Tickets for the UK dates including Stockton Globe, go on general sale Thursday
23 rd June at 9.30am via www.stocktonglobe.co.uk