Fair enough, Morrissey has an impressive back catalogue, and doesn’t need a record deal or new album to put on live shows. Lets hope he does more shows in 2023, in smaller venues.He needs to just play live and not worry about a record deal. New Order (who are currently recording an album) haven't released anything since 2015 yet can still sell out the O2. The handful of October gigs are a start but he needs to do full 20/30 date tours rather than half arsed poorly attended residencies. That's how he will re build his fan base. Look at bands like the Bunnymen - 21 date UK tour, 22 date US tour virtually all sold out. He needs to stop moping about, get up off his arse and show the world what that are missing.
As for thé Bunnymen, they cancelled their show in Belgium earlier this year, so didn’t get to see them. But from past experience, I know people show up to hear the older songs. And the same goes for Morrissey. Are we really waiting for a setlist with 8 out of 20 songs in the setlist from a new album?