Morrissey Hits The Highway

Morrissey has announced the release date for the follow-up to 2006’s Ringleader of the Tormentors and dates for a world trek that will see him on the road through early summer.

Years of Refusal, due Feb. 17 in the U.S. on Lost Highway, was produced by the late Jerry Finn, who previously worked with Moz on the single “You Are the Quarry,” and features the singer’s longtime band members Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matt Walker and Solomon Walker.

Photo: Paul Parks
Embarcadero Marina Park, San Diego.

Highlights among the album’s 12 tracks include first single, “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris,” and “Black Cloud,” which features a guest appearance by Jeff Beck.

Fans who pre-order Refusal will have the chance to purchase tickets 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public. Tickets for select dates are available now.

The U.S. leg of Morrissey’s “Tour of Refusal” world tour kicks off Feb. 28 at the Centre for The Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, Fla., and runs through mid-April with stops including Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Pittsburgh, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas and Austin.

The U.K. and European dates begin April 28 at INEC in Killarney, Ireland.  Countries include France, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia.