Published Dec 18, 2008After a whole lot of label drama, Morrissey has finally found a new North American home. The Moz has announced that he's inked a deal with U.S. label Lost Highway, who in conjunction with Morrissey's Attack imprint will release his upcoming Years of Refusal on February 17 in North America.
In a sense, Morrissey's new label choice is a bit weird. Up to this point, Lost Highway has primarily been a roots and country label, releasing albums by such twang-loving artists as Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Lucinda Williams. But since Morrissey has always been a strange one (just look at him with that Satan baby up there), maybe it's really not all that shocking.
Along with the new release date and label, Morrissey has leaked word of an upcoming North American tour, which is going almost everywhere in the U.S. but nowhere in Canada. (It seems we are still in his bad books over the whole seal thing.)
Here are the tracks on Years of Refusal, followed by all those U.S. tour dates:
Years of Refusal:
1. "Something Is Squeezing My Skull"
2. "Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbed"
3. "Black Cloud"
4. "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris"
5. "All You Need Is Me"
6. "When Last I Spoke to Carol"
7. "That's How People Grow Up"
8. "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell"
9. "It's Not Your Birthday Anymore"
10. "You Were Good in Your Time"
11. "Sorry Doesn't Help"
12. "I'm OK by Myself"
Morrissey U.S. tour dates:
2/28 Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park
3/1 Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
3/3 Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theater
3/4 St Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing
3/6 Myrtle Beach SC - House of Blues
3/7 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
3/9 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
3/11 Durham, NC - Durham Performing Arts Center
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 - Academy 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
Morrissey "Sunny" (live)