Morrissey Sharpens the 'Swords' with Stateside Run
Morrissey, following his month long tour of Europe this fall, will be returning to the States before the end of the year for a run on the West Coast to promote the upcoming b-sides of “Swords.”
The sweet and short nine city theater and club tour begins in Seattle on November 29 and ends in Ventura, CA on December 11.
The tour will support the upcoming November 3 release by Morrissey of “Swords,” which is a collection of b-sides from the 18 singles on his latest four albums, including “Maladjusted” (1997), “You Are The Quarry,” (2004), “Ringleader of the Tormentors” (2006), and “Years of Refusal” (2009). Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders making a rare guest appearance on “Shame is the Name” is on the record as well as a live version of the David Bowie song, “Drive-In Saturday.”
A press release for the album says that there will be a limited edition “Swords” version which includes a bonus disc that features eight live songs that were recorded in Warsaw, Poland this summer. Morrisey’s most recent release in February, “Years of Refusal,” is his ninth solo album. It is his first with Decca Records, his new label. The deceased Jerry Finn (Bad Religion, AFI) was the producer on the album that was recorded in December 2007 in Los Angeles. Shortly after the record was completed Finn had a cerebral hemorrhage and died at the age of 39 last August. Morrissey tickets are currently onsale through Ticketmaster.
2009 Morrissey Tour Dates
29 – Seattle, WA – Paramount
30 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
2 – Oakland, CA – Paramount
4 – Indio, CA – Fantasy Springs
5 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
7 – Pomona, CA – Fox Theatre
8 – San Diego, CA – Copley Symphony Hall
10 – Los Angeles, CA – Gibson Amphitheatre
11 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre