Morrissey Announces “Likely To Be Our Final Ever UK Shows”

Within the hour, Morrissey fansite and more or less official mouthpiece true-to-you has published a statement from the Mozfather himself, entitled the “Hammersmith Statement”:

“Morrissey has commented:

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 … ‘

This weekend, Morrissey and his band will take to the stage at the Eventim Apollo, in west London’s Hammersmith district. With very few cancellations and rescheduling, Morrissey has toured much of the world this year and steadily continues with dates in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania, Brazil, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Peru as he did with the Netherlands, Spain, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Morrissey at this time has allegedly no interest from any record labels, after his infamous debacle with Harvest Records, who briefly released his latest album, World Peace is None of Your Business before dropping him.

AlternativeNation earlier this summer had the pleasure of interviewing Morrissey, where he talked extensively about politics, animals rights and music. Earlier in the year, he managed to release “Kiss Me a Lot” as a single from his friends at Atom Factory records and he addressed his relationship with the label in our exclusive interview:

“With your departure from Harvest Records, you’ve released ‘Kiss Me a Lot’ as a single on Atom Factory. How has Atom Factory been treating you? Was this a one off deal or do you have any plans to sign a longer contract with them?

​I haven’t signed with Atom Factory. They have been good friends and were very supportive with the iTunes release of “Kiss Me a Lot’, but where it goes from here I have no idea. “

If interested in seeing more details about Morrissey’s remaining 2015 dates, please visit the Facebook page regarding dates here.

 

 

  • Felonious Thunk

    It amazes me why Morrissey feels he needs a record label to fund his recording ventures in this day and age. Just use a Pledgemusic campaign offering goodies and incentives like everyone else if you don’t want to foot the bill with your own coin. It’s obvious he can make a comfortable living touring the world. If he really wanted to release a new album of music, he would swallow some pride and find a way to do so

    • Chris

      Yep, he’s just being his usual difficult, over dramatic, misanthropic self. WPINOYB went top 30 in 12 different countries, Top 10 in 4 countries, and hit no.2 in the UK, so you have to think that the reason they dropped him wasn’t because of record sales, and likely the reason nobody else wants to sign him is probably not because of record sales either.

      If he self released, people will buy it. Enough to make it and a tour worthwhile at least.

      • Felonious Thunk

        I completely agree. And while those bizarre spoken word videos they made to promote the album were indeed suspect and dumb, it looked as though Harvest was actually putting some spine into the album’s promotion.

        Then suddenly, Morrissey is bitching on TTY and the record label cuts all ties with him. People don’t just do that, especially considering how well the album was doing upon release. Definitely two sides to the story, in this case

  • iLeonD

    Bye Morrissey!

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