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Morrissey Discusses Retirement & U.S. Tour With A San Francisco Stop

Morrissey (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF/LIVE 105) – Though it was recently rumored that British musical icon Morrissey will be retiring at the age of 55 because he has been “aging a lot recently,” that rapid aging hasn’t stopped the 53-year-old from booking a 33-city U.S. tour that starts in Boston in October and ends in Atlantic City the following month – including a stop on Nov. 16 in San Francisco.

Tour setlists will reportedly feature songs from his days as the frontman for the Smiths, fan-loved hits, cult classics, and unreleased songs.

Morrissey recently explained in an interview that he is “slightly shocked to have gone as far” as he has.

“This is my 30th year, and I’ve aged a lot recently, which is bit distressing for me, as it must be for everyone. The body changes shape and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Morrissey’s U.S. Tour Dates:

Oct. 5: Boston, Mass. (Wang Theatre)
Oct. 6: Waterbury, Conn. (Palace Theater)
Oct. 10: New York, N.Y. (Radio City Music Hall)
Oct. 15: Portland, Maine (State Theatre)
Oct. 16: Burlington, Vt. @Flynn Center for the Performing Arts)
Oct. 18: Albany, N.Y. (Palace Theatre)
Oct. 19: Niagara Falls, N.Y. (Rapids Theatre)
Oct. 23: Pittsburgh, Pa. (Heinz Hall)
Oct. 24: Columbus, Ohio (LC Indoor Pavilion)
Oct. 26: Flint, Mich. (James H Whiting Auditorium)
Oct. 27: Chicago, Ill. (Chicago Theatre)
Oct. 29: Minneapolis, Minn. (Orpheum Theatre)
Oct. 30: Clear Lake, Iowa (Surf Ballroom)
Nov. 1: Lincoln, Neb. (Rococo Theatre)
Nov. 3: Denver, Colo. (Ellie Caulkins Opera House)
Nov. 4: Salt Lake City, Utah (Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah)
Nov. 8: Seattle, Wash. (Moore Theatre)
Nov. 10: Bellingham, Wash. (Mount Baker Theatre)
Nov. 11: Portland, Ore. (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)

Nov. 14: Davis, Cali. (Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis)
Nov. 16: San Francisco, Cali. (Davies Symphony Hall)
Nov. 17: Reno, Nev. (John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom)

Nov. 21: Tempe, Ariz. (Marquee Theater)
Nov. 23: Las Vegas, Nev. (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom)
Nov. 24: Los Angeles, Calif. (Staples Center Arena)
Nov. 27: El Paso, Texas (Tricky Falls)
Nov. 28: Wichita Falls, Texas (Kay Yeager Coliseum)
Nov. 30: Pharr, Texas (Pharr Entertainment Center)
Dec. 1: Beaumont, Texas (Jefferson Theatre)
Dec. 3: Atlanta, Ga. (Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre)
Dec. 5: Asheville, N.C. (Orange Peel)
Dec. 7: North Bethesda, Md. (The Music Center at Strathmore)
Dec. 8: Atlantic City, N.J. (Showboat Resort and Casino – House of Blues

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