If the rumors are true, former frontman of The Smiths and one of the most compelling Brittish cult icons of the 80’s may be making his way back to Asia in just a few months time.
Morrissey’s fansite True To You (and basically official mouthpiece for the prolific artist) reported that negotiations are being finalized on a number of shows that will see him perform in Bangkok, Saigon, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Taipei, Busan, Seoul and Jakarta.
The artist has been touring his latest album World Peace is None of Your Business since late 2014 in performances that have seen him appear in every corner of the globe. Except Asia. Until now… hopefully.
The last time the artist came to the region was back in 2012 on a tour that saw him play at Singapore’s Fort Canning Park but it will be the first opportunity for many Asian fans to see this enigmatic performer play live.
The Smiths were responsible for some of the most thought-provoking and intelligent rock ‘n’ roll of the post-punk era but Morrissey has transcended the mere title of lead singer, and shaping himself into his own icon. His self-created persona as an effete but acid-tongued provocateur and champion of causes like animal rights is as important a part of his art as his actual music.
Whilst there have not been any official announcements from promoters, the True To You fansite has traditionally been a well regarded source of news related to Morrissey. Stay tuned for more news as it comes to light.