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Morrissey announces plans for new album, Johnny Marr cancels US tour

on December 08, 2014, 4:26pm

Photo by Philip Cosores 

Morrissey is less than a year removed from his latest solo album, World Peace is None of Your Business, but it appears the former Smiths singer already has plans for its follow-up. In a new interview with Serbia’s B92 (via Morrissey-Solo), Morrissey revealed that he has written his next album and hopes to record it in February.

Hopefully, the album’s eventual release will go more smoothly than World Peace is None of Your Business, which saw Morrissey battle with his record label over its handling of publicity. Harvest Records ultimately dropped the singer and removed his album from stores.

Currently, Morrissey is touring Europe in support of World Peace is None of Your Business. He recently reshuffled his itinerary to include new dates in Athens and Istanbul, while postponing shows in Holland until 2015. See the current docket below.

Morrissey 2014 Tour Dates:
12/10 – Begrade, RS @ Belexpocentar
12/12 – Zagreb, HR @ Zagreb Fair, Hall 9
12/15 – Athens, GR @ Tae Kwon Do Arena
12/17 – Istanbul, TR @ Volkswagen Arena

In related news, Morrissey’s former bandmate, Johnny Marr, has canceled the remainder of his US tour due to a “serious close family illness.” The affected dates can be found below.

Johnny Marr 2014 Tour Dates:
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/10 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
12/11 – Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall
12/12 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
12/14 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
12/15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
12/16 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
12/18 – Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
12/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
12/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre