In a move that is pleasantly surprising, Morrissey, the iconic voice of The Smiths, has announced special appearances by Tom Jones and Cliff Richards on his US summer tour. When Morrissey left his fans hanging last year after he walked out on a scheduled tour, little did they expect that he would come back this year with such a bang. With an album scheduled for release in the latter part of 2014, Morrissey is all set to go across the US to connect with his fans and give them a chance to enjoy a night of legendary music.
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Morrissey became a household name in the 1980’s when everyone in America and Britain recognized his voice and singing style. As the lead singer of The Smiths, a massively popular alternative rock band that rose to fame just as quickly as it disbanded, Morrissey gained a wide fan base internationally, and critics praised him for his vocal talent. After the breakup of The Smiths in 1987, Morrissey embarked on a solo career that has been just as successful, if not more, than that of the band.
Born on May 22nd, 1959, Steven Patrick Morrissey has become a legend. Using only Morrissey as his name, this indie rock pioneer is one of the most influential artists in the music industry. At a young age, Morrissey found the music scene captivating, and he went around reviewing bands in his locality. It was in 1982 that he came together with drummer Mick Joyce, bassist Andy Rourke, and guitarist Johnny Marr to form, what is now considered as the ultimate indie band. And while The Smiths polished his talent and performance skills, it was his solo career that gave him the status of an international super star.
To date, excluding the upcoming release, Morrissey has nine studio albums and thirty eight smash hit singles. His solo debut topped the UK charts and subsequently most of his albums peaked among the top ten on charts. Songs like The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get and You Have Killed Me became anthems for his fans. Morrissey is credited with shaping the indie genre and giving it a place in the mainstream pop music. Often put in the top annals of music history, he has been deemed as “one of the most singular figures in…pop culture,” by Pitchfork Media.
With the announcement that Cliff Richards will be joining Morrissey on tour, the buzz around the summer extravaganza has doubled. Cliff Richards is a legend on his own. As the premier British pop singer, Richards debuted in 1958 and since then he has produced one of the most extensive discographies of all time. Born on October 14th 1940, Richards is one of the best selling singles artist internationally. Richards has made an everlasting impact on the British, and subsequently the global pop music scene.
His first single, Move It, was not only a hot selling single but it was also widely appreciated by contemporaries such as John Lenon as being the only good music of its time. Over the span of his hugely illustrious career, Richards has released forty two studio albums, thirty three video albums and an astounding one hundred and fifty four singles that have topped various charts and have amassed great critical acclaim for him.
Joining Morrissey for tour, Richards is the most anticipated opening and supporting act. Fans are ecstatic that the British icon is coming to perform in front of American audiences, and Richards is thrilled to be playing to his international following. Both these artists will also be joined by the legendary Tom Jones.
With Harvest Records on board, Morrissey has announced the upcoming release of his tenth studio album in the latter half of 2014. Collaborating with a strong production team that has worked with the likes of Mika and The Strokes, fans are stoked about the album and the promotional tour that precedes it. Big names such as Tom Jones and Cliff Richards have confirmed appearances as supporting acts, making this one event that should not be overlooked. 2014 is the year for long time fans to reconnect with this iconic musician. Morrissey & Cliff Richards tickets are now available for the 2014 summer concert series.