Morrissey Returns to Australia, Leaves Brisbane Out In The Cold

If you haven’t heard, British legend Morrissey has announced a run of Australian headline shows set for October. Cities he and his band will be visiting include: Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle.

That’s right, Brisbane is officially a no-go zone. The indie rock legend, who first rose to prominence as the front-man for The Smiths, has blacklisted the entire state due to being “heckled” the last time he visited.

In an exclusive interview with Courier Mail, Morrissey revealed:

“I didn’t want to return to Brisbane because I’ve played there twice and on both nights I was heckled, which doesn’t bother me that much, but even if I reply with something snazzy, the heckler always wins because the night has been soured and we no longer feel welcome. That’s life.”


Sydney has also been snubbed but that’s no doubt due to the fact Morrissey‘s last visit down under was four Sydney-only shows for last year’s Vivid Festival. He’s insisted, however, that he wants to make his way through different locations and venues rather than sticking to the East Coast.

“I suppose there are people who think of Australia only in terms of Sydney and Melbourne, but I’m not one of them,” he said.

It’s okay Moz, we forgive you.

Just like his Vivid Sydney gigs, all venues the iconic singer-songwriter will be playing at this year have also agreed to serve meat-free food – that’s including backstage catering and food on sale to the public. So if you’re a tad peckish maybe hit up a Maccas before you head in.

A pre-sale for Frontier Touring members ends today, August 4. General public tickets go on sale Friday, August 5th at 10am.


Saturday, 22nd October 2016

Festival Hall, Melbourne

Wednesday, 26th October 2016
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide

Friday, 28th October 2016
Royal Theatre, Canberra

Saturday, 29th October 2016
WIN Centre, Wollongong

Monday, 31st October 2016
Civic Theatre, Newcastle