ST. PETERSBURG, FL (Feb. 14, 2014) – Globally-renowned recording and performing artist Morrissey will embark on an extensive United States tour on May 7 in San Jose, CA. at the City National Civic Center Auditorium with a May 30 performance in St. Petersburg. The tour will continue across the country through June 21, when it concludes in Brooklyn at Barclays Center Arena.
Tickets for the 8:15 p.m. St. Pete show are $55-$89.50 and will go on sale Friday, Feb. 21 at noon.
The tour of more than two-dozen performances will include dates at renowned theaters, opera houses, concert halls and arenas affirming the artist’s unique relationship with his fans built on a 30-year recording and performing career that enables him to command the stage at venues of every kind.
Morrissey’s special guest on all dates will be singer, songwriter and keyboardist Kristeen Young.
The tour dates come on the heels of Morrissey’s completion of his forthcoming Harvest Records debut album – the artist’s first since 2009’s Years of Refusal – recorded in France with producer Joe Chiccarelli. Joining Morrissey on tour will be members of his longtime band: Boz Boorer (guitar), Jesse Tobias (guitar), Solomon Walker (bass), Matthew Walker (drums) and Gustavo Manzur (keyboards).
Morrissey’s recent Autobiography became one of the fastest-selling memoirs in the United Kingdom upon its release in October and set first-week sales records when it entered the U.K. charts at #1 (a slot it held for five weeks). Its release also marked the first time a living author had been published by Penguin Classics in the imprint’s nearly 70-year history. Autobiography has been widely acclaimed with The Telegraph calling it “the best written musical autobiography since Bob Dylan’s Chronicles” in its five-star review.
Morrissey’s solo career began in 1988, after the dissolution of The Smiths, with the release of Viva Hate. His influence on music and culture has continued to grow over the past 25 years through the release of nine globally acclaimed studio albums and an array of singles, rarities collections and live recordings. He is renowned as one of the world’s most legendary and influential performing artists of all time, recently exemplified in last year’s concert film, Morrissey 25: Live, recorded in March 2013 at a rare intimate show at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles.
The Independent famously wrote that “most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime” and Pitchfork regards him as “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture.”
The schedule for Morrissey’s forthcoming U.S tour is as follows:
|May 7||San Jose||CA||City National Civic Auditorium|
|May 10||Los Angeles||CA||Los Angeles Sports Arena|
|May 13||El Paso||TX||Plaza Theater|
|May 14||Albuquerque||NM||Sunshine Theater|
|May 16||Salt Lake City||UT||Kingsbury Hall|
|May 17||Denver||CO||Ellie Caulkins Opera House|
|May 19||Lincoln||NE||Rococo Theatre|
|May 20||Lawrence||KS||Liberty Hall|
|May 22||Dallas||TX||Majestic Theatre|
|May 24||Austin||TX||Austin Music Hall|
|May 25||Beaumont||TX||Julie Rogers Theatre|
|May 27||Memphis||TN||Orpheum Theatre|
|May 28||Nashville||TN||Ryman Auditorium|
|May 30||St Petersburg||FL||The Mahaffey Theater|
|May 31||Miami||FL||Knight Concert Hall|
|June 4||Atlanta||GA||Cobb Energy Center|
|June 6||Atlantic City||NJ||Revel Ovation Hall|
|June 7||Boston||MA||Boston Opera House|
|June 10||Baltimore||MD||Meyerhoff Symphony Hall|
|June 13||Chicago||IL||Civic Opera House|
|June 14||Flint||MI||James Whiting Auditorium|
|June 16||Lewiston||NY||Artpark Main Stage Theater|
|June 17||Wilmington||DE||Grand Opera House|
|June 19||Hershey||PA||Hershey Theatre|
|June 21||New York||NY||Barclays Center Arena|
Tickets for Morrissey are $55, $69, $79 and $89.50 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, the mobile app My Mahaffey, the theater’s Social Ticketing Facebook app, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m Monday-Saturday or at least 90 minutes to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
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The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
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