In the early 80's, British band The Smiths was the kind of band you either loved, hated, or like me, were not aware of until much later. Vocalist/lyricist Stephen Patrick Morrissey (known simply as Morrissey) immediate...展开ly launched into a solo career after The Smiths disbanded in 1987 and continued to write and perform many witty and intelligent songs with a range of co-writers.
Morrissey's solo career has arguably been as successful as that of The Smiths, especially in the USA where Morrissey now resides. Morrissey Live In Dallas was filmed on 17th June 1991 at the Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre in front of 11,000 people and contains all the elements of a Morrissey performance that fans might expect. There are numerous stage invasions (the final one ending the show with Morrissey heading for the wings), lots of flowers being thrown onto and from the stage, Morrissey's amateur dramatics, smashed guitars and most frustratingly, a rather short set clocking in at just under 60 minutes with no Smiths songs whatsoever. Don't be fooled by the cover that boasts a running time of 1 hour 28 minutes and 58 seconds�
Morrissey is currently without a recording contract and hasn't released an album since 1997, hasn't performed live since 1999 and has been living a quiet life in Los Angeles. Rumour has it that he has enough songs for a new album and is keen to tour again, but that would be unlikely to include Australia. Morrissey Live In Dallas is probably as close to the real thing as most of us are ever going to get.
Update It has been confirmed that Morrissey is to tour Australia in October 2002 in support of a supposed new album. There are dates as part of the Livid Festival, and solo dates in most capital cities. Check your local press or favourite Morrissey website for details
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