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Morrissey set for two huge outdoor gigs this summer

Morrissey will play two major London and Leeds shows this year credit:Bang Showbiz
Morrissey will play two major London and Leeds shows this year credit:Bang Showbiz

Morrissey is set for two huge outdoor shows this July.

The former Smiths frontman will play London's Crystal Palace Park on July 9, and Leeds Millennium Square on July 12.

Morrissey, 63, is also embarking on a European tour, including a sold-out date at London's Eventim Apollo on March 19.

The 'Panic' singer recently revealed he is seeking a "record label or private investor" to put out his new album 'Without Music The World Dies'.

The musician - who was dropped by BMG in 2020 - left Capitol Records, as well as his management company, in December after signing a deal the previous year and has accused them of refusing to release his 14th solo LP 'Bonfire Of Teenagers'.

And he's since announced another album he's hoping to release, which he unveiled on his blog with the full track-listing.

At the bottom of the post, it reads: "Capitol Records Los Angeles recently terminated their contract with Morrissey, therefore if any record label or private investor has interest in releasing this project, please contact Donnie Knutson at marfagiant@gmail.com."

The record is produced by his long-time producer Joe Chiccarelli.

Morrissey recently accused Capitol of shelving his album to "proudly" promote Sam Smith's "satanism" on their album 'Gloria'.

Writing on his website, Morrissey ranted: "Capitol Records (Los Angeles) proudly promotes Sam Smith’s ‘satanism’; yet they consider the honest truth of Morrissey’s factual ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ to be their biggest threat and they will not release it despite their contractual obligation and promise to do so."

The singer went as far as accusing Capitol of signing 'Bonfire of Teenagers', "in order to sabotage it".

A statement on his website read: “Morrissey is ‘too diverse’ for Universal Music Group. Capitol Records (Los Angeles) will not, after all, release Morrissey’s 2021 album ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’.

"At the same time, Capitol Records (Los Angeles) are holding on to the album.

“Although Morrissey officially signed to Capitol Records Los Angeles, there has been no mention of Morrissey on Capitol’s website or on their Artists roster.

“Morrissey has said that although he does not believe that Capitol Records in Los Angeles signed ‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ in order to sabotage it, he is quickly coming around to that belief.”

The 'Big Mouth Strikes Again' hitmaker had planned to release 'Bonfire Of Teenagers' this month but announced in November it had been delayed, with no new release date offered.

A brief statement at the time read: "‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ is no longer scheduled for a February release, as stated by this site.

"Its fate is exclusively in the hands of Capitol Records (Los Angeles)."

Tickets for Morrissey's headline summer shows go on general sale Friday 10th March at 10am via Ticketmaster.