posted by davidt on Wednesday December 17 2008, @08:30PM
Vu sends the info from the Girlie Action press release:

Morrissey's "Years of Refusal" To Be Released In The US On Attack/Lost Highway, "Tour of Refusal" World Tour Announced

Morrissey will release "Years of Refusal" in the US February 17, 2009 on Attack/Lost Highway. "Years of Refusal" will be Morrissey's first studio album since 2006's UK #1 "Ringleader of the Tormentors". In February, Morrissey will begin the US leg of his world tour that includes rare intimate club dates.

The late Jerry Finn, who previously worked on 2004's critical and commercial smash "You Are the Quarry", produced "Years of Refusal" which is the last album he worked on. The single "I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris", which Morrissey debuted during his sold out 2007 world tour, will precede the album. Long time band members Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matt Walker, and Solomon Walker play on the album, which also features a contribution from Jeff Beck on the track "Black Cloud".

Morrissey is often recognized as the most important British musician of his generation. The New York Times recently stated, "Morrissey isn't just any singer: he has become one of the defining rock stars of the past few decades by virtue of his grand voice, his grander songs, and his charming habit of playing with melodrama". His influence is felt worldwide through the countless artists that cite him as their primary inspiration. "Years of Refusal" is a masterful work that finds Morrissey and the band at their best with a muscular sound and the inimitable voice and lyrics of a legend.

Fans can pre-order "Years of Refusal" and get the opportunity to buy tickets through Ticketmaster 24 hours before they go on sale to the general public. On sale for select dates begins this Friday December 19.
An anonymous person writes:
New Record deal !

Morrissey Inks U.S. Deal, Plots Spring Tour -

December 17, 2008 06:13 PM ET
Jonathan Cohen, N.Y.

Morrissey has inked a U.S. deal with Lost Highway for the release of his new album, "Years of Refusal," Billboard can reveal. Due Feb. 17, the project will be issued in conjunction with the former Smiths frontman's own Attack imprint.

Lost Highway is an intriguing destination for Morrissey, as it is most commonly associated with roots- and country-leaning acts such as Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and Lucinda Williams. The label is also the U.S. home for Van Morrison and Elvis Costello.

"Refusal" will be supported by an extensive North American tour, including shows in three different New York venues (Bowery Ballroom, Webster Hall, Carnegie Hall).
Henrik Lundstrom sends the link:

Morrissey Reveals U.S. Release Details, Tour - Pitchfork

After much drama, Morrissey has settled on a U.S. label. Lost Highway, the primarily Americana label known for artists such as Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson, will release Morrissey's forthcoming album Years of Refusal in conjunction with Morrissey's own Attack imprint on February 17, 2009 in the United States. (It's out February 16 via Decca/Polydor in the UK.)
See articles for full US tour dates.

An anonymous person sends previous tour dates not previously posted:

02-28 Boca Raton, FL - Mizner Park
03-14 Washington, DC - Warner Theater
03-16 Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theater
03-21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
03-22 Philadelphia, PA - Academy of Music
03-25 New York, NY - Webster Hall
03-26 New York, NY - Carnegie Hall
03-28 Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods
03-29 Boston, MA - House of Blues
03-31 Ann Arbor, MI - Michigan Theater
04-01 Columbus, OH - Palace Theater
04-03 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
04-04 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
04-06 Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
04-07 Kansas City, MO - Midland Theater
04-10 Dallas, TX - Palladium Ballroom
04-11 Houston, TX - Jesse H Jones Hall
04-12 Austin, TX - Bass Concert Hall
04-14 El Paso, TX - Chavez Theater
04-15 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Kewpie also sends the link (via Morrissey reddit):

Morrissey artist page on the Lost Highway site
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  • Where art thou?
    Mr Sunshine -- Wednesday December 17 2008, @08:46PM (#316828)
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    I was a nice kid. With a nice paper round..........
  • Long time band members Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matt Walker, and Solomon Walker play on the album.

    Boz and the blow ins :)

    I'm to cruel actually coz Matt Walker is awesome!
    marred -- Thursday December 18 2008, @12:53AM (#316839)
    (User #16308 Info)
  • What on earth happened with the Australian dates? Did i get my hopes up for nothing? :(
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 18 2008, @04:33AM (#316848)
    • Re:Australia? by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 18 2008, @05:36AM
      • Re:Australia? by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 18 2008, @06:05AM
        • Re:Australia? by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 18 2008, @04:31PM
  • Really? (Score:2, Funny)

    Moz on the former label of Johnny Cash and current home of Willie Nelson?


    I expect country rock and western swing, then! Go for it Moz!
    ejcurtis100 -- Thursday December 18 2008, @05:06AM (#316850)
    (User #14232 Info)
  • Yet again he plays more in the US than he does in the UK. What a joke!
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 18 2008, @05:16AM (#316852)
  • The statment of "long time band members" could be further from the truth. The only "long time band mate" is Boz. Tobias took Alain Whytes spot, after Alain had been with Morrissey for 16 years. Jesse's only been on the job for 3 years. The Walker brothers the same. the fact is I have probably been listening to Morrissey solo music longer than they have. LOL
    shipwreckedlife -- Thursday December 18 2008, @09:04AM (#316871)
    (User #21744 Info)
  • The Pre-order process is another example of Moz's racist maneuvers. It is COMPLETELY discriminatory based on one's nationality and place of residence. The fact that I am not allowed to pre-order the record because I am Canadian is one example - but more profoundly - I am not allowed to purchase tickets. Morrissey is SELECTING HIS AUDIENCE BASED ON NATIONALITY.

    My new heroes are those who bottled Morrissey off at Madstock. ...and Buffy Ste. Marie.
    Von Sulstrus -- Thursday December 18 2008, @09:22AM (#316873)
    (User #8425 Info)
  • Jeff Beck is one of my favorites! I can't believe this! I can only imagine the end result, and I'm sure it won't disappoint ME!

    The woman of my dreams FINALLY crashes into my life and now Jeff Beck plays on a Moz record... Merry Crimmas indeed, my bay-behs!
    Toaster -- Thursday December 18 2008, @10:03AM (#316875)
    (User #11921 Info)
    Now the sun shines cold/and all the sky is grey/the stars are dimmed by clouds and tears/and all I wish has gone away...
    • Re:Jeff Beck! by goinghome (Score:1) Thursday December 18 2008, @01:59PM
      • Re:Jeff Beck! by Toaster (Score:1) Friday December 19 2008, @10:06AM
  • I can't believe he won't play in Canada. I should hate him for that. Every single country he visits has something cruel going on at a high level.

    Check out this world map and notice those little broken-up pieces way at the top of Canada. That's the only place seal clubbing happens. I'm thousands of miles away and have never seen a seal or an ocean. Come to Toronto or find all countries cruelty equivalents and ban touring altogether. Here's a world map because I don't think some of you realize how big Canada is.

    The real reason he can go without us is that there are only 3 major cities to play in all that land mass and they are very far apart. That's the absolute truth of it. I wish he'd admit that's the reason he doesn't come here instead of pegging us as villains.

    An Angry Crimson Micro Penis
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 18 2008, @10:38AM (#316883)
  • Did Moz drop Boca Raton, FL? I see it posted in some sites but nothing official. Can anyone confirm if the date is Feb 28 is real?
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 18 2008, @10:48AM (#316884)
  • just bought mine

    looking forward to Warner Theater the next day in DC

    and how awesome that Moz gets to play Carnegie Hall?!
    SwinginVixenLily -- Thursday December 18 2008, @11:03AM (#316886)
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    home: Alexandria; work/life: DC
  • Oh my God – Thank you, Thank you … and, and … -- I will see you ----- in – far off – plaaaaaces.
    They are all my fantasies. But now I can validate reality. I have to travel all over the place and I don’t know how I’m going to manage, I could never go to all of them … because, because I’m not as strong as Morrissey and Julia.
    But I am going to get to soooo many of them and that’s a fact. But, Morrissey knows which ones in particular I shall definitely be going to. He knows. I just hope that at one of them or a few of them, I’ll get to see that beautiful baby Sebastien. One never knows … does one.
    Have I mentioned I love him – Yeah – a thousand times.
    Kate2828 -- Thursday December 18 2008, @12:08PM (#316895)
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  • Where does Morrissey live? Rome? Manchester? London?

    He can't be living in hotels only....surely?

    Where can I spot him?
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 18 2008, @02:08PM (#316919)
  • i was really hoping he would go w/ anti. tom waits, nick cave and morrissey on the same lable would be pretty sweet.
    Anthony -- Thursday December 18 2008, @03:10PM (#316923)
    (User #980 Info |
  • riviera theater is better
    Anonymous -- Friday December 19 2008, @04:35AM (#316964)
  • Email from Moz-Camp (Score:3, Informative)

    - 'I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris' - Exclusive First Play

    Morrissey's brand new single 'Im Throwing My Arms Around Paris' gets its UK premiere on BBC Radio 2's The Ken Bruce Show at 10.05am Monday 22nd December.

    Click [bbc website] to visit Ken Bruce's Radio 2 website for more information and to listen online.

    The single will be in stores on 9th February, followed by Morrissey's new album, 'Years Of Refusal', released a week later on 16th February. -
    goinghome -- Friday December 19 2008, @02:44PM (#316994)
    (User #12673 Info)
  • The Wellmont Theater in Montclair is on my very street! It was recently renovated. I work nights, and was awakened by an infernal racket every morning for months. If I'd thought for a minute that they were doing it to bring Morrissey right to my doorstep, I certainly would've been less of a curmudgeon about it.

    "I have often walked down this street before
    But the pavement's always stayed beneath my feet before" :)
    anonomuirgheasa -- Saturday December 20 2008, @12:10PM (#317023)
    (User #17346 Info)
  • Coachella 2009 ???
    biggurl12 -- Monday December 22 2008, @12:57AM (#317075)
    (User #19834 Info)
  • come again? he didn't pay?
    Anonymous -- Thursday December 18 2008, @03:02AM (#316843)
    • Re:Strange by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 18 2008, @03:30AM
      • Re:Strange by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday December 18 2008, @07:00PM
  • And there'll be more from Sarah Palin after this short commercial break.
    Anonymous -- Sunday December 21 2008, @03:34AM (#317049)
  • You, you shut-up. By the way, the last place on the planet that Morrissey wants to be is with people like you. This is just what these so called “fans” do. You are nothing but an evil disgusting monstrosity. Now go fuck yourself with a mop and quit projecting.
    You’re just evil and disgusting.
    Kate2828 -- Sunday December 21 2008, @11:44AM (#317059)
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