If you want to see Morrissey perform in his home country then it may well be too late, as Morrissey has declared that his London shows on the 20th and 21st of September are likely to be his last in the UK.
After a somewhat less than amicable split from Harvest last year, exacerbated by Morrissey and supporting band wearing “Fuck Harvest” shirts (which you could for a time buy from Harvest’s own merch store), Morrissey has claimed a lack of label interest in the UK.
Citing this lack of label interest, Morrissey made the following declaration of intent in a statement on his fanzine site True to You:
“There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows. We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience … throughout 28 years … but without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring. Thank you for so many absolutely incredible times. The pleasure and privilege is mine … “
Last year the 56 year old revealed that he had undergone several treatments for cancer, after a number of show cancellations due to various health complaints over the past several years.
Although it may not be the last time we see Morrissey perform on British soil – as it isn’t the first time he has made allusions to retirement. In 2012 he proclaimed that he only had two more years left in him.
Morrissey will be playing his final UK shows on the 20th and 21st September at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London. Unless another UK record label picks him up.