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Morrissey adds concert May 26 at Stockton’s Bob Hope Theatre

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POSTED May 5, 2012 1:58 a.m.

STOCKTON — Morrissey is staging a concert on Saturday, May 26, at the Bob Hope Theatre with special guest Kristeen Young.

Tickets are on sale through or

Morrissey has added a few U.S. shows including Stockton to the World Tour, he is currently on.  This tour he said in a letter to his fans, “has been the best tour of my life. Nothing I had previously experienced prepared me for the love shown to me by the people of Chile, Peru, Brazil, Colombia and Argentina. The excitement of the Brazilian audiences was almost heart-stopping.” 

He is on his way to upcoming concerts in Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Hawaii.

EMI just released through the classic Liberty label of a remastered version of Morrissey’s debut album Viva Hate, and limited edition Record Store Day Ron & Russell Mael remix of his debut single ‘Suedehead (Mael Mix)’.

Upon its release in 1988, Viva Hate announced to the world Morrissey’s debut as a solo artist with an outstanding collection of songs which included the singles ‘Suedehead’ and ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’. The album charted at no. 1, having a chart stay of 20 weeks between March and August 1988, vindicating Morrissey in the face of those who doubted his ability to transcend The Smiths.

The album has now been remastered by original producer Stephen Street and the artwork - whose photo was changed for an EMI centenary edition in 1997 - has had the original photo restored. In addition, it features ‘Treat Me Like A Human Being’, which replaces ‘The Ordinary Boys’, and a written introduction from Morrissey’s long-time confidant Chrissie Hynde.

Previously unseen, stunning photos from Jake Walters and Kevin Cummins adorn the sleeves and booklet. The album is available on CD and vinyl. The LP version will be a 180g heavyweight, gatefold vinyl, housed in a wide-spine sleeve with a pull-out poster. The CD will be housed in a gatefold, card sleeve.

Following the album’s release, on April 23 EMI will release a limited edition 10-inch picture disc (Kevin Cummins’ photo) of ‘Suedehead (Mael Mix)’, a remix of the song by Ron & Russell Mael, who have taken the track and given it their distinctive, inimitable touch: the perfect alliance between two artists who have great admiration for each other. The single will be b/w two previously unreleased BBC live tracks: ‘We’ll Let You Know’ and ‘Now My Heart Is Full’, recorded at London’s Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in February 1995.

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