The Los Angeles City Council declared Friday, Nov. 10th "Morrissey Day" in Los Angeles, CA. During today's council meeting, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez introduced the resolution, which includes an official commemorative certificate presentation at the first of two sold-out Hollywood Bowl shows this Friday night.
LA marks the fourth city on Morrissey's Fall US tour, which takes him and his band through Boston's Orpheum Theatre on December 7 as they perform new material from forthcoming album 'Low in High School' (out November 17 on Etienne Records/BMG) as well as fan favorites and covers. Full dates below.
"Morrissey Day honors the man who put the 'M' in Moz Angeles, an icon whose music continues to touch and uplift countless people across the globe," said Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez. "Morrissey uses his voice to raise awareness for many social issues while 'in his own strange way,' always staying true to his fans."
The "Morrissey Day" declaration is yet another chapter in the Mancunian's long love affair with the City of Los Angeles. Earlier this year, an unknown party changed the Hollywood Bowl exit sign over the 101 Freeway to read "Morrissey." Morrissey plans to host a pop-up shop at 8250 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90048 to celebrate 'Low in High School' on Nov. 17-19.
For the first time ever, The Hollywood Bowl will change its menus to all vegetarian when Morrissey performs at his two-sold out shows this weekend.
"Los Angeles embraces individuality, compassion, and creativity, and Morrissey expresses those values in a way that moves Angelenos of all ages," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Morrissey Day celebrates an artist whose music has captivated and inspired generations of people who may not always fit in — because they were born to stand out."
Low in High School is Morrissey's first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG. The album sees BMG partnering with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new label, Etienne Records. 'Low in High School' was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone's Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few).
Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with all ten of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including 3 entries at the #1 position. Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including 'Kill Uncle' and 'Your Arsenal' and hugely successful comeback album You Are the Quarry after a five-year hiatus in 2004.
Morrissey Fall 2017 Tour
Fri, Nov 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl w/ Billy Idol (SOLD OUT)
Sat, Nov 11 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl w/ Billy Idol (SOLD OUT)
Thu, Nov 16 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
Sat, Nov 18 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall
Mon, Nov 20 - Denver, CO - Paramount Theatre
Wed, Nov 22 - St. Louis, MO - Peabody Opera House
Sat, Nov 25 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theater
Tue, Nov 28 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
Thu, Nov 30 - Washington, DC - The Anthem
Sat, Dec 2 - New York, NY - Theatre at Madison Square Garden
Mon, Dec 4 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Thu, Dec 7 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre