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As announced on TTY:

Morrissey Israel -
27 May 2016

Morrissey will play two concerts in Israel in August.

Morrissey in Turkey -
27 May 2016

Morrissey will play one major arena date in Istanbul, Turkey in August.
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According to True To You, "Morrissey is confirmed to headline the Chicago Riot Fest on Saturday, September 17."

Regarding the word 'headline' - pure speculation, but I wonder if the original hold-up was over The Misfits getting top billing?

Chicago Riot Fest -
26 May 2016

Morrissey is confirmed to headline the Chicago Riot Fest on Saturday, September 17.

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Long live “The Queen Is Dead”: On the genius of this album — and Morrissey’s finest moments as lyrical provocateur — 30 years later - Salon
That the Smiths imploded so soon after a creative high point helped the record develop a mystique that endures
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016 03:59 PM PDT
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The Queen is Dead -
26 May 2016

The Smiths' The Queen Is Dead is number 15 in this week's official UK vinyl charts.
Hatful of Hollow by the Smiths is number 35.

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Never taking this t-shirt off. Thank you to my incredible make up artist Laura Hartney who I just worked with on the film STEVEN. I got to play Johnny Marr. It was fuckin awesome.
Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer tries to perform 'That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore' but messes up.

T-Pain Plays Morrissey in Classixx’s Remake of the Smiths’ “Stop Me” Video: Watch - Pitchfork
“Whatever I Want” is a shot-for-shot update of the Smiths’ visual

Classixx have shared the video for their Faraway Reach song with T-PainWhatever I Want.” It is a shot-for-shot remake of the Smiths’ 1987 video for “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.” It features T-Pain as Morrissey, leading a group of people on bicycles, brooding, rubbing his head, and looking off into the distance–just like Moz. There are even updated denim jackets that say “CLASSIXX” instead of “THE SMITHS.” Watch the “Whatever I Want” video, directed by Daniel Pappas on a GoPro camera, below (via The Fader), and scroll down to see how it lines up with the Smiths’ video.

In an email to The Fader, Pappas compared T-Pain and Morrissey:

The video was inspired by the song’s attitude towards doing ‘whatever I want,’ T-Pain’s well chronicled struggle with depression, the shared sadness of Smiths fans, and how, through all of the depression and sadness, when you look like Morrissey in whatever way you can, everything is going to be okay.

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Chicago Riot Fest -
23 May 2016

As of this date (May 23), Morrissey is not a part of this year's Chicago Riot Fest.

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Don’t trust anyone selling tickets to Morrissey’s Franklin Barbecue ‘gig’ - Austin American-Statesman


That, from the description of a Facebook event called “Morrissey LIVE at Franklin BBQ,” pretty much sums up the appeal of a hyper-local meme that might be sweeping your newsfeed. The formula is simple:

1) Pick a musical artist who’s either very niche, very bad or preferably both

2) Pick a location with specific geographic resonance — the weirder, the better

3) Marry the two for a hoax Facebook event sure to delight and/or annoy
Morrissey turns 57 - May 22, 2016

UPDATE May 23:

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Morrissey's birthday -
22 May 2016

Morrissey is 57 today. Happy Birthday, Morrissey!