Choose tour leg below:
debut Morrissey concert also Smiths farewell concert
Wolverhampton Civic Hall [22 Dec. 1988]
1991 Kill Uncle tour
1995 Boxers tour
1999-2000 Oye Esteban tour
2004 You Are The Quarry tour
2006-2007 Tour Of The Tormentors MMVI
2007-2008 Greatest Hits tour
Morrissey, in a Q&A session on True To You in June 2007, about what makes a concert memorable for him: "The audience doesn't realize this but, I, in effect, come to see them, and my temperament depends on how they react and even how they look. I sing directly at the audience, and I look right into the audience - few singers do, I've noticed. I am addressing them with each line, and they react - one way or another - as if we are in conversation. Often, because of the light, I can't see people - this is usually at festivals or outdoor amphitheaters and is nobody's fault, but I tend to lose the thread when I'm singing to blackness. Also, if the security at the front are too stroppy and too controlling my anger rises. The shape of the hall, and how the audience are positioned - whether free to move, or shackled to their seats, or being slapped back by security, are all elements that can make or break a night. I'm just there-somewhere-in the gaps."
Then, about how he feels on stage, in front of this audience: "I think it's the only time in my life that I feel right about myself. Otherwise, I don't have any function at all as a human being....which is unfortunate! I'm not sure if I even exist offstage."
In a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter in 2013, he answered the question "What are the elements that make for a great Morrissey concert?" with the words "The general structure of the venue is quite key, but it's the audience that make the night. At live concerts, people show themselves as they really are, which isn't generally allowed in our constitutionally rigid societies. The love and intensity from the crowd is quite incredible for me to witness. It sets its own terms, so therefore the success of any night doesn't entirely depend upon my own efforts. I turn up in order to watch the crowd, whereas it's generally assumed that they turn up to watch me. The only difference is that I don't have to queue, and I don't get groped by venue security."