Tickets for British singer Morrissey’s June 11 concert at the Saenger Theatre go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 10.
Known for his year five years in the 1980s with the British indie-rock band The Smiths and his subsequent solo career, Morrissey is opening his 17-date U.S. tour in New Orleans. It will be his first New Orleans performance in 1992.
Morrissey’s North American tour dates are a continuation of the singer’s “World Peace Is None of Your Business” tour, named after his 2014 album.
The tour includes a June 27 show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden and a July 2 performance at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
Morrissey, citing ill health and his “unimaginable sorrow,” cancelled his 2014 American tour after he contracted a respiratory infection and collapsed backstage in Boston.
The singer’s new American dates follow his U.K. and European tour last month. Morrissey thanked fans for their response to the tour in a March 31 message posted on the Morrissey-devoted fan site True To You.
“Thank you for being there, and for showing such vigorous and loud support,” the famously melancholy singer wrote. “Good times for a change.”
Putnam published Morrissey’s autobiography, “Autobiography,” in the U.S. in December 2013. Released in the U.K. in October 2013, the book debuted at No. 1, outselling the previous record holder, Rolling Stone Keith Richards’ 2010 book, “Life.”
Morrissey and The Smiths emerged from Manchester, England, in 1982. The quartet, including guitarist and Morrissey co-writer, Johnny Marr, released hit singles and placed nine albums in the U.K. Top 10. The solo Morrissey subsequently placed 11 solo albums in the British Top 10.
In 2013, British music publication NME placed The Smiths’ 1986 album, “The Queen Is Dead,” at the top of its “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”
Although The Smiths and, later, Morrissey solo, have always been more popular in Britain than the U.S., four of their albums are listed in Rolling Stone’s top 500 albums of all time.