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UPDATE Feb. 1, 8:00AM PT:

TomboJP posted an update and link:

The Japanese tour organizer CREATIVEMAN has uploaded official info on their website. It confirms that there will be one or more concerts in Osaka between the gigs in Hiroshima and Nagoya.

Tickets will be between 8000 and 9000 JPY (+a 1 compulsory drink which typically means an additional 500 JPY).

The Tokyo & Kawasaki dates will go on sale on Feb 18th, 10:00 Japan time.

If the rumor of 10 concerts is true, there should be another 3 concerts. I suppose 2 will be played in Osaka.

News of TTY update posted by CrystalGeezer. Zepp is a name of live venue chains in Japan, the owner must be a fan of Led Zeppelin.

There must be some mistake / mixed up because as far as I'm aware that Hiroshima...
The Folha De Sao Paolo is reporting that the 11th March event in Sao Paolo is now at Via Funchal, and not at Espaco das Americas as previously reported.

Translation..."Singer Morrissey announces shows in Brazil and is presented on March 11th at Via Funchal (west side of Sao Paolo)"

Update 8:21 AM PT:

King Leer posted in the forums that the Hiroshima date is back on:

Hiroshima date is back up on Pia:

Blue Live venue, right on the inland sea:

Can be configured to be all standing (830 people), theater seating (376) or dinner theater style (lol, 152). Stage is only 75cm high!

My favourite music venue - The Guardian

Just like fans, musicians have their special places – ones they grew up with, ones important to their careers or ones with rich heritage. Johnny Marr, Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts, Roots Manuva and Anna Calvi celebrate the gig spaces they love

An anonymous person writes:

Morrissey made a brief appearance in this week new episode of The Cleveland Show in america. Season 3 Episode 9.

Also, "Up all Night" Season 1 Episode 2 - "Cool Neighbors"... Morrissey was mentioned 1 or 2 times.
I have just uploaded this rarely seen footage of The Smiths on tour.
It was filmed at the Sheffield City Hall on 19th March 1984 and includes several minutes of backstage footage.
The quality is not brilliant but it is still very watchable.

As ever, those who have seen this before please feel free to ignore this post.
Those who haven't, I hope you enjoy watching these clips.
Brendan sends the link:

Long Live The Smiths' 'Complete Works' - NPR

Jan. 25, 2012
Fresh Air from WHYY [8 min 35 sec] (download / stream)
Kenneth Stavitzke writes:

Recently, The Cranberries showcased The Smiths' "There is a Light That Never Goes Out" in promotion of the forthcoming album, Roses. I have a link to share. Their rendition of this classic Smiths song is brilliant and compelling.

SESSION ACOUSTIQUE OUIFM - The Cranberries - La Reprise by radioouifm - DailyMotion

Revivez le passage des Cranberries chez OuiFM avec leur reprise de "There's A Light That Never Goes Out" des Smiths !

Link posted by an anonymous person:

South America -
24 January 2012

24 (Friday) CHILE, Vina del Mar Festival
26 (Sunday) SANTIAGO, Chile : Movistar Arena
28 (Tuesday) MENDOZA, Argentina : M Arena

1 (Thursday) CORDOBA, Argentina : Orfeo Arena
3 (Saturday) ROSARIO, Argentina : Metropolitano
4 (Sunday) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina : Geba
7 (Wednesday) PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil : Pepsi On Stage
9 (Friday) RIO, Brazil : Fundicao Progresso
11 (Sunday) SAO PAULO, Brazil : Espaco das Americas
14 (Wednesday) LIMA, Peru : Jockey Club
17 (Saturday) BOGOTA, Colombia : Metropol

Kristeen Young will open at all dates except the Vina del Mar Festival.
Tickets should be available for all dates immediately.