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.