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Morrissey announces world tour

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Morrissey announces world tour

Morrissey has announced he is going on a world tour.

The former Smiths frontman is heading out on the road this autumn and will be travelling to Japan, China, North America, Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

The 'How Soon Is Now?' singer is performing only one concert in the UK in his hometown of Manchester on 20 August at the Manchester Arena.

The tour kicks off at Berlin's Tempodrom on 16 August 16 and will end at the Abraham Chavez Theatre in El Paso, Texas, on 23 November.

Morrissey's decision to tour comes after he stated last year that he couldn't see the point of playing live unless he had new material to release.

The outspoken songwriter - whose last album, 'World Peace Is None of Your Business', came out in 2014 - said: "We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience ... throughout 28 years. But without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring."

Morrissey, 57, has been plagued by health problems in recent years and has undergone several treatments for oesophageal cancer since 2014.

His former band The Smiths - also comprised of guitarist Johnny Marr, drummer Mike Joyce and bassist Andy Rourke - broke up in acrimonious circumstances in 1987 and despite being offered massive money to reunite for concerts they've never come close to getting back together.

Marr, 52, previously revealed "I think we were offered $50 million for three ... possibly five shows."

Relations between the band members has been poor since 1989 when Joyce and Rourke successfully sued Morrissey and Marr to get more than 10 per cent of the group's royalties.

Morrissey world tour all dates:

August:

16 Berlin, Germany - Tempodrom

20 Manchester, England - Manchester Arena

September:

17 Chicago, IL - Riot Fest

20 Louisville, KY - Palace Theatre

22 Philadelphia, PA - Tower Theater

24 Brooklyn, NY - Kings Theatre

28 Tokyo, Japan - Orchard Hall

29 Tokyo, Japan - Orchard Hall

October 01 Yokohama, Japan - Bay Hall

02 Osaka, Japan - IMP Hall

06 Hong Kong, China - MacPherson Stadium

12 Jakarta, Indonesia - Senayan Golf Driving Range

15 Singapore City, Singapore - Marina Barrage

18 Bangkok, Thailand - Moonstar Studio

22 Melbourne, Australia - Festival Hall

26 Adelaide, Australia - Thebarton Theatre

28 Canberra, Australia - Royal Theatre

29 Wollongong, Australia - WIN Centre

31 New Castle, Australia - Civic Theatre

November 09 Irvine, CA - Bren Events Center

11 Reno, NV - Grand Theatre

14 Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater

16 Dallas, TX - McFarlin Auditorium

17 San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center

19 Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall

23 El Paso, TX - Abraham Chavez Theatre