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First European Dates for 2020!

Posted by lutewhine (excerpt):

Press release just gone out ... here’s the bit about tour dates ...

Now, as part of the next stage of Morrissey’s new album launch, two Morrissey UK arena concerts have been confirmed as well as dates in Cologne & Paris. The first UK date is at Leeds First Direct Arena on Friday, March 6th along with a second show set at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Saturday, March 14th. He also plays the Palladium Cologne on the 9th March and the Salle Pleyel in Paris on 11th March.

SJM Concerts will promote the dates. Ticket links and more show info can be found at, or

Tickets to the shows will go...
By googling the album title I found this:

Sorry if this is redundant. I haven't seen it elsewhere but I haven't looked everywhere.
January 13, 2020.

HMV online advertise all formats of I AM NOT A DOG ON A CHAIN as being unavailable until September 2020. This is not correct. Pre-orders are accepted right now, and the official release date is 20 March.

Sal Mineo is pictured on Central.
It was made by Manuel Ríoss and Moses Gardner.

Central are referring to:


The price looks incorrect too, but HMV probably would have amended it without a targeted Central post?

Update: January 15, 2020.
HMV have subsequently amended the listing's release date and the price is now £24.99.
12 January 2020

The image used on Central appears to be from an episode of The Edgar Wallace Mysteries ('Incident At Midnight' - 1963).

He died aged 83 and was known for acting then TV and film production. Particularly noted for his work with Ken Loach (he helped with the Kes screenplay & production - a personal favourite).
Original quote from Pitchfork article:

Morrissey Announces New Album I Am Not a Dog on a Chain, Shares Song


...When Morrissey announced his last album, California Son, with a slate of guests, some said they had been unaware of his far-right politics. When reached for comment, a representative for Thelma Houston sent Pitchfork the following quote from the singer:

I don’t believe Morrissey is racist. And I got involved with this track because I’ve known about his music for quite some time. Back in 2012, I was collaborating with an artist named Gabe Noel, and he suggested we try some covers. And when he mentioned a Morrissey song called ‘Suedehead,’ as soon as I heard ‘it was a good lay’ lyric - I laughed and was like… Ok let’s cut it!

Following on from the Amazon thread, Crash indicate:

Morrissey – I Am Not A Dog On A Chain:
CD Album,
Standard Black Vinyl LP or
Indies Exclusive Coloured Vinyl LP

The vinyl colour that is exclusive to indies is to be confirmed (but rumour has it: clear red vinyl edit: now confirmed as clear red vinyl):

Release Date Friday 20th March

I Am Not A Dog On A Chain

CD Album £11.99
Standard Black Vinyl LP £19.99
Indies Exclusive Coloured Vinyl LP £19.99
(colour to be confirmed)


Jim Jim Falls
Love Is On Its Way Out
Bobby, Don’t You Think They Know
I Am Not A Dog On A Chain
What Kind of People Live in These Houses?
Knockabout World
Darling, I Hug A Pillow
Once I Saw the River Clean
The Truth About Ruth
The Secret of Music
My Hurling Days Are Done

There is no second disc as Amazon first indicated.

The press release (cut and paste from the Warner's...