Morrissey’s “Tour of Refusal” Electrifies Audiences


Morrissey is taking over a stage near you! The US leg of his world “Tour of Refusal” brought an electrifying set to Durham’s Performing Arts Center Wednesday. The setlist featured career-spanning favorites “Billy Bud,” “Irish Blood, English Heart,” “This Charming Man,” and “How Soon Is Now?”, as well as highlights from his new album “Years Of Refusal” (Attack/Lost Highway) including “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”, “Something Is Squeezing My Skull”, and “I’m OK By Myself”. Longtime Moz guitarist and Musical Director Boz Boorer along with guitarist Jesse Tobias, drummer Matt Walker, bassist Solomon Walker, and keyboardist Kristopher Pooley are the band on the eagerly awaited tour, Morrissey’s first in the US since 2007.The band are taking the fierce magnetism of the new album, which debuted at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 in the US and #3 in the UK, across the country. The majority of the dates sold out in record time including his multiple night stint in NYC. Morrissey will also make a return appearance at Coachella on April 17th, having headlined the very first one, for the festival’s 10th anniversary.

Morrissey is often recognized as the most important British musician of his generation. The New York Times recently stated, ”Morrissey isn’t just any singer: he has become one of the defining rock stars of the past few decades by virtue of his grand voice, his grander songs, and his charming habit of playing with melodrama.” His influence is felt worldwide through the countless artists that cite him as their primary inspiration. “Years of Refusal” is a masterful work that finds Morrissey and the band at their best with a muscular sound and the inimitable voice and lyrics of a legend. The Chicago Sun-Times has declared it “Morrissey at his most warped, wicked, and wonderful.” People Magazine has hailed the lead single “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” as “a perfect piece of Moz pop.”

Morrissey US Dates

Limited tickets still available to select shows

3/13 Richmond, VA The National
3/14 Washington, DC Warner Theater
3/16 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theater
3/17 Pittsburgh, PA Carnegie Music Hall
3/19 Buffalo, NY University of Buffalo Center
for the Arts
3/21 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
3/22 Philadelphia, PA Acadmy of Music
3/25 New York, NY Webster Hall
3/26 New York, NY Carnegie Hall
3/28 Mashantucket, CT Foxwoods
3/29 Boston, MA House of Blues
3/31 Ann Arbor, MI Michigan Theater
4/1 Columbus, OH Palace Theater
4/3 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
4/4 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
4/6 Minneapolis, MN State Theater
4/7 Kansas City, MO Midland Theater
4/8 St. Louis, MO Pageant Theater
4/10 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
4/11 Houston, TX Jesse H. Jones Hall
4/12 Austin, TX Bass Concert Hall
4/14 El Paso, TX Chavez Theater
4/15 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
4/17 Indio, CA Coachella Music & Arts Festival

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