Sorry there are no shows for Morrissey right now.
Rated 5 out of 5 by lorimac from Moss is the man literally one of the best gigs I've ever witnessed.. The place was electric.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by GuernseyManc from Surpassed expectations My expectations were high - haven't seen him live before so to do so in Manchester was something I was looking forward to. He delivered and then some. Such a good sound - the voice and the band. Amusing to see a couple of grumbles about political input and the rounding on the meat industry. It's Morrissey for crying out loud and that's what he does. Been doing it for years. Some folk would be better off sticking to banal sugar coated X Factor types if they find a talented legend too forthright and truthful for their delicate eyes and ears. A brilliant evening with a brilliant performer.
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by craigthomas101 from Morrissey comes home - with feet of clay This wasn’t my first time at a Morrissey rodeo (he’ll like that idiom, being a fan of animals and all). But unlike the previous five times that I’d seen him on his lifelong magical misery tour, he wasn’t backed by the three musicians with whom he constituted the best band to emerge from the 1980s. Because that’s what The Smiths were. Groundbreaking, innovative, endlessly subtle and musically complex, the Mancunian quartet changed the lives of thousands of fans – and the direction of music, in Britain and far beyond its shores. But they were cut down in their prime, ending as they were perhaps about to enter a new phase of wider acceptance. What they could have gone on to achieve will remain unknown. Morrissey as a solo artist has never scaled the heights of his former band. OK, so there have been some decent songs – Suedehead and Every Day is Like Sunday spring to mind – but his Jagger to Johnny Marr’s Richards has pretty much hit the highs as often as the Rolling Stone without his songwriting partner (go on: name one of Mick’s solo LPs. Exactly.). But there are generations of Smiths fans who will never experience the sheer exuberant joy of one of the band’s gigs, so a Morrissey gig is the next best thing. Or is it? His triumphant hometown return – the only UK show of 2016 – was something of a curate's egg. Or, perhaps, a vicar in a tutu's elliptical ball of quorn. The voice is still there. As unexpectedly magnificent as ever, his crooning tones were faultless all night. If only he had some material to work with… He opened with Suedehead, and the set also included the aforementioned Sunday, plus just two Smiths songs – Rubber Ring/What She Said and Meat is Murder. But as for the rest: well, there wasn’t even a rendition of First of The Gang to Die, for example. Meat is Murder – always the least effective Smiths track (but then I am an unrepentant carnivore) – has now been elevated to operatic levels of self-indulgent pomposity, with the help of a video montage of animals in abattoirs. These are no doubt intended to disgust the viewer, but I was just mentally counting the steaks… He was certainly at his evangelical peak, uttering damning pronouncements on farmers, the royal family and politicians. Sadly, he’s been away from Manchester too long, as he seemed to believe that Andy Burnham was already Mayor of Manchester, expressing outrage that a Liverpudlian not a Mancunian held the post. Where The Smiths were adored because of their blend of Marr’s subtle musical complexity and Morrissey's rapier-like wit, his solo shows combine bludgeoning musicality – the stage is full of crashing boorish guitar work – and the modern doggerel of his contemporary lyrics. For this spectator, it was like reading a beloved novel of one's youth and finding it less earth-shattering than it seemed at the time. Or visiting an old haunt and finding it a parody of its former self – a bit like that CBGBs at Newark Airport in New Jersey. The young fans lapped it up – and understandably so, for there is still nobody quite like Morrissey. A standard bearer for the marginalized and dispossessed, he bows to no man in his fervour for the causes he supports. But for those of us fortunate enough to see the original article when he first burst on the scene, this was something of a pale imitation who, over the years, has slowly transformed into the Miss Havisham of indie pop. And exactly why I had studiously avoided seeing him live for the last 30 years. By all means meet your heroes (backstage at Swansea University, February 1984, in my case): just don’t go and see seem them when they’re past their prime.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by noemi89 from <3 Great concert Morrissey number one Great perfomer hope to see him again
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flippydippy from My favourite artist I've seen live so far, an avid morrissey fan! I went on my own and it was exceptional, felt completely safe and had such a pleasant experience.
Date published: 2016-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by BertieBassetBonbon from Magnificent Mozzer Gettin' on a bit, free and single, I went alone to see Morrissey and his band for the first time. And it was magnificent. I loved it. From the helpfulness of the venue staff, the ease of finding my seat, the friendliness of my fellow attendees, the ambiance of the venue and the quality and power of the performance itself, provided an unforgettable experience. It was a privilege to see 'the real poet laureate', the nonpareil Mr Morrissey, perform and the quality of the band's musicianship was mesmorising. The crowd sang along, anthem like, with so many of the classics the man has penned that, although the Arena was full, it felt a very intimate gig. Politically prickly, passionate and sincere the man is an educator - school children should study his lyrics as part of their GCSE syllabus. The concert will be an abiding memory, fabulous.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Britney from Morrisey Fantastic gig we really enjoyed it, Morrissey was amazing, staff were friendly, well organised.
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ajatajbrown from Morrissey what a legend...... Took my boyfriend who loves Morrissey as a early xmas present. I was sceptical but he was great and a real crowd pleaser. Boyfriend loved it.
Date published: 2016-08-21