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Recognized as one of the most influential artists of all time, Morrissey will soon return to one of the world’s most beloved venues, The Hollywood Bowl.
The iconic front man of The Smiths, Morrissey is widely credited as a seminal figure in the emergence of indie rock and Britpop and has been called "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture” (Pitchfork). The Smiths emerged from the British independent music scene in the early 1980s and Morrissey led the band to 15 studio, live and compilation albums in their short five years together.
After The Smiths disbanded, Morrissey achieved even greater success as a solo artist as he launched a prolific career that has seen all 10 of his records entering the UK charts in the top ten, including three landing at #1. In the UK, The Independent summed up his level of influence, writing that "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime.”
Perhaps his greatest achievement has come as an artist that has managed to inspire large audiences of fans all over the world. His lyrics, often romanticizing alienation, at times blunt and fearless, other times vulnerable and poignant, have touched people the world over, transcending far beyond the normal artist/fan relationship.
For many, listening to Morrissey became a rite of passage into adulthood and his music has an emotional depth that grows with listeners throughout their life. Believer Magazine has said that Morrissey’s fans are "blurring the lines between what it means to be a pop icon and a religious icon”.
In MOZ Angeles his special relationship with the fans has grown to stand beyond explanation. In this year's season premiere (featuring Los Angeles) on CNN’s top-rated show “Parts Unknown”, host Anthony Bourdain was forced to ask the question… “What’s with the Morrissey thing?”
This October will see the release of a special 5 LP Box set Deluxe version of what is perhaps The Smith’s most Iconic album, The Queen is Dead.
More importantly, this November will see the release of Morrissey's much anticipated 11th studio album, “Low in High-School,” of all new material.
At the Hollywood Bowl fans will be treated to one of the first opportunities to hear some of his new music in concert along with many of his classic songs.