Morrissey announces first Australian dates in a decade

Attention Morrissey fans: cheer up you miserable bastards your god is returning for a tour in December.

The former Smiths frontman, outspoken vegan and star of the world’s best tumblr of cat related artist promo shots, has announced his first Australian dates in a decade. The Moz was last seen in Australia on the lineup for the Livid festival way back in 2002, Morrissey has teased us with rumours of a return visits in 2005 and 2009 but this time he’s really coming.

Since that visit in 2002, Moz has kept his fans happily depressed with the release of three new albums – You Are the Quarry, Ringleader of the Tormentors and Years of Refusal – but he’ll also play a selection of Smiths tunes (and maybe even a Frankie Valli cover) in the set.

Support at all shows comes from American singer/songwriter Kristeen Young.

Morrissey tour dates:

Friday, December 14 – Wellington Town Hall, Wellington ($98.90)

Saturday, December 15 – Vector Arena, Auckland ($101.68)

Monday, December 17 – Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane ($103.53)

Wednesday, December 19 – Festival Hall, Melbourne ($101.05)

Friday, December 21 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney ($108.90)

Saturday, December 22 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney ($121.70)

Tickets on sale 9am, Wednesday September 26

Likely Morrissey setlist

Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (The Smiths song)

Everyday Is Like Sunday

Alma Matters

I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris

You Have Killed Me

Shoplifters Of The World Unite (The Smiths song)

You’re The One For Me, Fatty



Still Ill (The Smiths song)

One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell

Ouija Board, Ouija Board

I Know It’s Over (The Smiths song)

Let Me Kiss You

People Are The Same Everywhere

To Give (The Reason I Live) (Frankie Valli cover)

Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (The Smiths song)

I Will See You In Far-Off Places

Meat Is Murder (The Smiths song)

How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths song)

Usher Hall, Edinburgh – July 30, 2012