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Kristeen Young Opens
Steven Patrick Morrissey (born 22 May 1959), known primarily as Morrissey, is an English singer-songwriter. He rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the alternative rock band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the UK but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Chart in the United Kingdom on ten occasions. Widely regarded as an important innovator in indie music,Morrissey has been described by music magazine NME as "one of the most influential artists ever," and The Independent has stated that "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that he has reached in his lifetime."Pitchfork Media has called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last 20 years." Morrissey's lyrics have been described as "dramatic...bleak, funny vignettes about doomed relationships, lonely nightclubs, the burden of the past and the prison of the home." He is also noted for his unique vocal style. His forthright, often contrarian opinions, especially on the subject of race, have led to a number of media controversies, and he has also attracted media attention for his advocacy of vegetarianism and animal rights.
PLEASE NOTE:: This performance of Morrissey had been originally scheduled to take place Friday, December 7, and was postponed as Morrissey returned to England where his mother has been hospitalized. If you held tickets to the December 7 performance, you may use them for entrance to this January 16 show (no further action required); OR you may get a refund. To receive a refund, please return your tickets no later than December 21 to the ticket office from which you purchased them – either Ticketmaster or to Strathmore’s Ticket Office.
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