Morrissey Returns To The U.K.

Things have been looking up for Morrissey. Bullfighter Karla de la Angeles was recently gored by a bull, which the singer said brought him “delight,” and now Moz has announced a run of dates through the U.K.

Of course it should be no surprise that the former Smiths singer is morally opposed to bullfighting. He’s famously vegetarian and his latest LP, World Peace Is None Of Your Business, includes the track “The Bullfighter Dies.”

“I felt delight this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles justifiably gored in a bullring in Mexico City against her largely defenseless opponent,” Morrissey wrote in a Jan. 1 post on the fan site

“Make no mistake: there is no such thing as bullfighting. For the torment and slaughter of each bull there is an avowed plan and a strict script, so therefore there is no possibility of a contest of any kind. Yet there is the illusion of contest and action even if the order of events is very efficient – so efficient, in fact, that whenever the bull ‘wins’ it is reported that the event has ‘gone wrong.’”  

Moz also used True-To-You to share his ranking of his favorite shows of 2014, including gigs in London, Paris, Athens and Copenhagen. After wrapping a run of European dates in December he wrote, “What I may risk calling our best tour ever … has now ended, and my written words of thanks to all who came along to watch and listen are strong enough to burn a hole through the North Pole.”

And now it’s time to look forward to the next tour, which is being called Morrissey’s first full U.K. outing since 2011. Here’s the plan:

March 13 – Nottingham, England, The Capital FM Arena Nottingham       
March 14 – Bournemouth, England, Bournemouth International Centre     
March 18 – Cardiff, Wales, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff        
March 20 – Leeds, England, First Direct Arena        
March 21 – Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro      
March 24 – Belfast, Northern Ireland, Odyssey Arena
March 27 – Birmingham, England, Barclaycard Arena

Tickets go on sale Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. local time.

Click here to read Moz’s complete post on bullfighting – “The shame of beloved Mexico” – and here for his 2014 recap.