British singer-songsongwriter, now 50 but still hip, opens a short U.S. tour at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 29) at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets: $52-$72.
While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving, Morrissey was playing at National Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
Reviewer Patrick Conboy, writing for Irish online magazine State, described the crowd as “the usual assembly of staunch devotees sporting quiffs and thick-rimmed glasses; but what’s really striking is the contrasting age groups of the concertgoers. Morrissey’s enduring popularity is glaringly evident when you see a sizeable contingent of teenagers and twenty-somethings mingling amongst the old campaigners clad in faded Smiths t-shirts.”
Read Conboy’s review in State.
The indie music pioneer and former frontman for The Smiths is known for his jangly rock sound and literate, colorful lyrics. His powerful ninth solo album is titled “Years of Refusal” (Lost Highway).
Here’s what Pitchfork had to say about the CD: ” ‘Years of Refusal’ comes as a gratifying shock: It’s his most vital, entertaining, and savage record since 1994’s ‘Vauxhall and I.’ Rather than try and reinvent himself, Morrissey has rediscovered himself, finding new potency in his familiar arsenal. Morrissey’s rejuvenation is most obvious in the renewed strength of his vocals.”
Read the entire review here.
And you can listen to the songs on Lost Highway Records.
Let me know what you think of the concert.