This morning Morrissey announced that he's touring North America this fall in support of his forthcoming album, Low in High School, and the first date is at Portland's Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Halloween (very spooky).
I wouldn't get too excited—he's somewhat notorious for canceling concerts, and his new record's first single, "Spent the Day in Bed," is not very good. I cannot force myself to listen to it again, because doing so caused me physical pain (those wah-wah pedals gave me a raging headache in less than 10 seconds).
The lyrics are even worse. "I recommend that you stop watching the news," he sings bombastically in the chorus, "Because the news contrives to frighten you/To make you feel small and alone/To make you feel that your mind isn't your own." Instead of paying attention, Morrissey—who caught some well-deserved flack for recent anti-immigration comments—thinks we should just stay in bed. Because that will definitely make things better.
But if you'd like to be celebrate Halloween with Morrissey this year, that is an option. Tickets go on sale next Friday, September 29.