Morrissey: Viva Moz Vegas
ABOUT THIS LAS VEGAS SHOW
Morrissey, once voted the second-greatest living British cultural icon (behind David Attenborough and before Paul McCartney), takes on this residency as his second theatrical outing of its kind following a hallmark sold-out Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in New York City, which earned unanimous praise from press. The Vegas residency, his latest stateside shows after a string of acclaimed tour dates with alt-rock icons Interpol last fall, comes on the heels of the announcement of Morrissey’s 13th solo album and third studio album for BMG, defiantly titled “I Am Not A Dog on a Chain,” released on March 20. The Vegas residency will serve as an intimate, invigorating dive into Morrissey’s expansive career from his early days to the new album. As an artist who is always trying new things, and never wanting to repeat himself, this could be fans' only chance to experience the provocative combination of Morrissey in Las Vegas. These shows are not to be missed.
'I Am Not A Dog on a Chain' was produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Joe Chiccarelli (Beck, Tori Amos, The Strokes, The Killers, The White Stripes, The Raconteurs and more), and recorded at Studio La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy de Provence, France, and Sunset Sound in Hollywood, California. Lead single “Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know?,” featuring backing vocals by legendary R&B icon Thelma Houston, was released to great critical and fan response, while his most recent release “Love Is On Its Way Out” was praised by Rolling Stone who said it “boasts cavernous drums and a prickly synth arpeggio that periodically veers into atmospheric spaces while still steadily building to a climactic peak...Morrissey’s vocals carry their characteristic heft.”
Of the epic duet, the GRAMMY-winning Houston said "one of the biggest joys for me in this business is getting the opportunity to collaborate with other top artists. I love the challenge to see if what I do can work with what they're doing. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't. I think the blend of what Morrissey is singing and what I'm singing really works on 'Bobby.'” Chiccarelli teased that the upcoming album is Moz’s “boldest and most adventurous yet...he has pushed the boundaries yet again, both musically and lyrically. He is in his own category. No one can be Morrissey but ... Morrissey!” According to the man himself, ‘I Am Not a Dog on a Chain’ will be a return to form for the alt-pop pioneer who calls the album “the very best of me … too good to be true … too true to be considered good.”
Recently, Morrissey announced two U.K. arena concerts as well as dates in Cologne, Germany and Paris, France while his cover of Roy Orbison’s 60’s classic “It’s Over” from his celebrated covers album California Son, enjoyed a No. 1 chart position on UK Vinyl Singles chart.