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Steven Patrick Morrissey – known professionally as Morrissey – became famous for his work as the lyricist and lead vocalist for the immensely popular 1980s indie band The Smiths. The Smiths built a loyal and engaged British fan base that related... ... read more

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Morrissey - Let Me Kiss You (Live 2004) 377,582 views

Morrissey Bio


Steven Patrick Morrissey – known professionally as Morrissey – became famous for his work as the lyricist and lead vocalist for the immensely popular 1980s indie band The Smiths. The Smiths built a loyal and engaged British fan base that related to Morrissey’s lyrical themes of social alienation, romantic angst, and disaffected youth. The Smiths’ eponymous debut album reached number two on the UK albums chart on the strength of the singles “Hand in Glove,” “This Charming Man,” and “What Difference Does It Make?” The band’s second studio album, Meat Is Murder, topped the UK charts.

Morrissey started his successful solo career in 1988 with the album Viva Hate, only six months after the breakup of The Smiths. Hate topped the charts upon release and was eventually certified as a gold album, in part due to the popularity of singles “Suedehead” and “Everyday Is Like Sunday.”

Today, Morrissey’s concerts still feature the same angst and youthful exuberance he displayed while still The Smiths’ lead singer. Morrissey has released eight solo albums since his debut and has seen his fame grow substantially in the U.S. The successes of 2006’s Ringleader of the Tormentors and 2009’s Years of Refusal prove that Morrissey’s lyrical themes are timeless.

Grab your Morrissey tickets as soon as possible and don’t miss your chance to see this indie rock legend. 

Morrissey User Comments

Katie F. Mar 6, 2013
I recently saw Morrissey perform live at Staples Center in Los Angeles and, though I'm not the most rabid of fans, his live show blew me away. My boyfriend is the bigger Morrissey fan; while I do enjoy The Smiths quite a bit, I mostly agreed to tag along mostly because the indubitable Patti Smith was opening his show. Patti's powerhouse performance was stellar, but Morrissey's set stole the show completely. The overall stage production had incredible musicality! Morrissey performed under a single small, white spotlight for almost the entirety of his set while his backup band (a touring ensemble) was bathed in color. The song selection was accessible - even to a pseudo fan - and each driving melody seemed to pull on the audience's emotions in a tangible way. Seeing Morrissey's FANS live is an experience in and of itself. Even though my boyfriend, Jake, sang each word of each song (too) loudly, and directly into my left ear, I could still pick out what sounded like hundreds of other individual voices crooning along with the king of poetic angst himself. The love in the room was absolutely palpable. When Morrissey took a break late in the show to hand his mic into the audience crowded near the stage, nearly all of them began their Staples shoutout with an "I love you" addressed to the star. He was genuinely warm and truly charming. Also interesting was Staples Center's choice to "go meatless" for the entirety of the concert. Honoring Morrissey's wishes as a vegetarian and adamant animal rights activist, certain restaurants closed all together (McDonald's) while others remained open and served partial or novel, entirely vegetarian menus. Morrissey did choose to perform the infamous "Meat is Murder" and while the sentiment was deeply felt, I enjoyed each cacophonous minute of the drawn-out rendition less and less. All together a fantastic show, I'll certainly be looking to catch Morrissey again sometime - solo OR with the old band (fingers double crossed).
Kandis S. Sep 25, 2012
DYING to see Morrissey sing Suedehead live someday. Would LOVE to have seen The Smiths perform live, but not holding my breath for that reunion; as Morrissey once, said, "I would rather eat my own testicles than reform the Smiths, and that's saying something for a vegetarian." [sigh]
Chad F. Aug 28, 2012
Big Morrissey fan. Big Smiths fan. His songs are so interesting and fun (yes, fun) and remind me a of a time where LA's KROQ was actually a good radio station and played a variety of music instead of the same 5-6 bands over and over again. It seems like he's cheered up a bit over the years and I've seen smile a few times when I've seen him live. His newish music reflects this new found happiness as well. I mean, it still sounds like perfect rainy day weather...but now it sounds like rainy day weather with a great hot chocolate. Favorite Morrissey songs: "Tomorrow", "First of the Gang to Die", "The Last of the Famous International Playboys","Suedehead". Favorite Smiths songs: "Please Please Please Let me Get What I Want", "How Soon Is Now" (I could listen to this song on loop over and over again), "Bigmouth Strikes Again", "Sheila Take a Bow", "What Difference Does it Make", "Panic"....ok I'll stop.

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