X-clusive: Morrissey Supports Announced
Xfm Online can exclusively reveal the dates and details of Morrissey's supports (who include The Libertines, Linder and The Ordinary Boys) for his Meltdown Festival shows (plus we have news of another special guest).
As previously reported all three bands were pencilled in to be supporting Morrissey at one of his three live dates at the Royal Festival Hall as part of Meltdown, but until now the dates were secret.
Now we can reveal that The Libertines will be playing on June 11, Linder have nabbed the gig on June 25 and The Ordinary Boys have got the coveted opening slot on June 26.
Xfm Online can also reveal that renowned Smiths fanatics Gene will be playing the event. The band are billed as ‘An Acoustic Evening With Gene’ and will be playing the Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 25 and 26.
Other highlights include performances from Sparks playing two of their classic albums in full, Nancy Sinatra and the especially reformed New York Dolls.
Ticket prices vary and can be purchased from the South Bank Centre Box Office on 08703 808 300 and are on sale now.
A golden pass that allows entry into all shows (except Ennio Marchetto) is also available on 08701 633 899.
The full line-up is as follows:
Morrissey + Libertines, Royal Festival Hall (June 11)
Sparks perform 'Kimono My House' and 'Lil' Beethoven', RFH (12)
'We Are All In The Gutter: An Evening with Oscar Wilde'. Directed by Neil Bartlett with special guests, Queen Elizabeth Hall (13)
Loudon Wainwright III (support: Damien Dempsey), QEH (15)
'New York Rock n Roll: The Films of Bob Gruen'. (New York Dolls film premiere), QEH, (16)
'An Audience with Alan Bennett', QEH (17)
Ennio Marchetto, Purcell Room (17, 18 and 19)
New York Dolls (support: James Maker with Noko 440), RFH (18)
Jane Birkin Arabesque (support: Ari Up plays the music of The Slits / James Maker With Noko 440), RFH (19)
Nancy Sinatra, RFH (20)
Morrissey + Linder RFH (25)
Gene (acoustic set) QEH (25)
'Lypsinka! The Boxed Set' presented by Morrissey, QEH (23 and 24)
Morrissey + The Ordinary Boys, RFH (26)
Gene (acoustic set) QEH (26)
Gorecki Symphony No. 3 + Arvo Part: Tabula Rasa: London Sinfonietta with the Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs, RFH (27)