it would be very depressing to see The Smiths reunite and get a spot like the Buzzcocks got or something. Even seeing them sub in a Pulp slot would be sad. If they were to reunite I would only want them as a headliner or a slot like Refused got.
Regardless of demographic shifts and increasingly tarnished legacies, The Smiths would be a headliner, no question. Of course, there's also no point in it happening at Coachella since the fans would be shit out of luck getting into an event that sold so many (how many, exactly?) passes in a blind pre-sale.
8/4 DJ Windows 98 @ The Echo, 8/11 La Luz @ Echoplex, 8/20-23 Green Man Festival, 8/28 The Black Ryder @ The Roxy
The Smiths would defff be a headliner... You hipp cats loved that 500 Days of Summer movie...dere huge now..
I'll probably send him a hot dog gift basket when he retires...
For a second i thought this thread had potential
Yea, I shot down the potential by revealing that The Smiths are irrevalent to the majority of Coachella patrons in this day and age. Sorry. I'll take all the blame.
I guess it was too good to be true. From Slicing Up Eyeballs:
An interview in which Morrissey seemed to confirm plans to retire in 2014 made a lot of noise online last week, but the singer today came out and discounted such rumors, providing a statement to fansite True To You that says, “Morrissey would like to stress that reports of his ‘retirement,’ as excitably earmarked by several newspapers and websites, are ‘wishful thinking’ on behalf of the writers.”
In an interview with MSN’s Juice, Moz was asked if he still plans on retiring at age 55. He replied: “Yes. I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have. 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. Do I continue as a modern day Andy Williams? I take one hour at a time. We will all probably be blown up by the Syrian government soon, anyway, so it hardly matters in the great scheme of things.”
Interestingly, Morrissey has not released any kind of statement regarding the NME’s public apology to him Tuesday over the 2007 article at the heart of the singer’s libel lawsuit against the weekly music magazine. An NME spokesman has suggested to The Guardian that the case is now over: “The settlement with Morrissey does not involve payment of any damages or legal costs (other than a small sum of costs which the court ordered NME to pay last year when we applied unsuccessfully to have the case struck out on grounds of delay).”
US Tour Dates (cancellations TBA):
10/05 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/06 – Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
10/10 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/15 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
10/16 – Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
10/18 – Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
10/19 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
10/23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
10/24 – Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion
10/26 – Flint, MI @ James H Whiting Auditorium
10/27 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
10/30 – Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
11/01 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
11/03 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
11/08 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
11/10 – Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre
11/11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/14 – Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall
11/17 – Reno, NV @ John Ascuaga’s Nugget – Rose Ballroom
11/21 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
11/23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena +
11/27 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/28 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
11/30 – Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
12/01 – Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theatre
12/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/05 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
12/07 – North Bethesda, MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
12/08 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Resort and Casino – House of Blues
+ = w/ Iggy & The Stooges
Is Moz playing AFTER Iggy & Stooges at Staples Center?
Tough act to follow - I wouldn't want the job of crowd control near the stage that night.
I'll be there at Staples.
On Terminal 5's website they've got shows billed for October 12th and 13th. Onsale friday
sEC 2 , rOW 14 FOR ME-O.
There are brighter threads to read, and I should know because I've read them... but not very often.