Morrissey, the iconically coiffed English singer-songwriter, is coming to the Central Valley for the first time in more than a decade.
The Moz, as he’s known to the fanatics, plays Saturday, Aug. 29, at Visalia Fox Theatre, on the last leg of his U.S. tour, which also includes a headlining spot at the second night of the FYF Fest in Los Angeles. Tickets are $49.50-$99.50 on sale Tuesday, Aug. 4, online, at the theater box office or by phone at (559) 625-1FOX.
Morrissey rose to prominence in the 1980s as the singer/lryicist for The Smiths, before going out on his own with a string of well received solo albums, including “Viva Hate,” “Kill Uncle” and “Your Arsenal.” “His latest, “World Peace Is None of Your Business,” was released last year.
The music website Pitchfork has called Moz “one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years.” Indeed, the singer has become as well known for his political views (PETA is giving him a lifetime achievement award) and eccentricities. He insisted his autobiography (published last year) be released by Penguin Classics, which specializes in classic literature.
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Morrissey last played the area in 2002 at the Rainbow Ballroom in Fresno.