Morrissey Sends U.S. Fans A Big Kiss

Morrissey has reportedly booked a U.S. summer tour, including a stop at New York City’s Madison Square Garden with Blondie. Plus, he’s playing San Jose, Calif., with Amanda Palmer.

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House Of Blues, Atlantic City, N.J.

The news of the tour comes to us from fan site True To You, which the former Smiths frontman has repeatedly used in the past to release statements.

As of post time, Morrissey’s official Facebook page had only confirmed a July 18 show in Salt Lake City, while Ticketmaster was listing a July 9 date in Chicago.

Palmer seems pretty excited about the team-up, seeing as how she retweeted half a dozen posts about the tour. In response to one fan who asked, “Are you seriously touring with Morrissey?? How cool would that be?!” Palmer wrote, “It’s quite an honor.”

The tour represents Morrissey first excursion through the States since canceling a run of June 2014 dates because opening act Kristeen Young had supposedly passed on “a horrendous cold” that landed Moz in the hospital with an “acute fever.”

Morrissey is continuing to support his latest album, World Peace Is None Of Your Business. True To You reminds fans to download the tune “Kiss Me A Lot.”

“I humbly ask for all and any support with this download release, which, has always been waiting in the wings if not for unpleasant circumstances familiar enough not to be repeated here,” Morrissey said. “Thank you to Atom Factory for making this happen, and here’s to sound reason, good times, and music that matters.”

The new dates are routed along a previously announced appearance at Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Del.  Here’s the itinerary:

June 11 – New Orleans, La., Saenger Theatre
June 13 – Atlanta, Ga., Symphony Hall Woodruff Arts Ctr.
June 15 – Durham, N.C., Carolina Theatre
June 19 – Dover, Del., Dover International Speedway (Firefly Music Festival)     
June 24 – Worchester, Mass., Hanover Theatre For Perf. Arts
June 27 – New York City, N.Y., Madison Square Garden
June 29 – Akron, Ohio, Akron Civic Theatre
June 30 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Aronoff Center For The Arts
July 2 – Nashville, Tenn., Grand Ole Opry House
July 8 – Detroit, Mich., Masonic Temple Theatre
July 9 – Chicago, Ill., Civic Opera House
July 11 – Normal, Ill., Bloomington Center for the Perf. Arts
July 13 – St. Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald Theater
July 16 – Morrison, Colo., Red Rocks Amphitheatre  
July 18 – Salt Lake City, Utah, The Depot  
July 21 – Seattle, Wash., Benaroya Hall
July 23 – Troutdale, Ore., McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
July 25 – San Jose, Calif., Event Ctr. At San Jose State Univ.

Presales for Chicago begin April 9, followed by the general onsale April 10. Salt Lake City is on sale now.