AltRock icon Morrissey is slated to kick off a run of dates in Canada this weekend, after which he's scheduled to set up shop for a Broadway residency at New York's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
But after that, the singer — known for his pioneering work with The Smiths in the ’80s, then a long and successful solo career that has resulted in one of the most cultishly loyal fanbases in all of music — is planning to launch a U.S. tour leg that includes a Sept. 11 stop at Kettering, Ohio's Fraze Pavilion.
Tickets for the show ($69-$129) go on sale here this Friday at 10 a.m.
Morrissey was last in Southwestern Ohio in 2015, when he performed at Cincinnati's Aronoff Center.
His most recent album is due May 24. The covers collection California Son will feature Morrissey's take on songs by Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Gary Puckett, Carly Simon, Phil Ochs, Buffy St. Marie and others. Guests on the album include Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Grizzly Bear's Ed Droste, Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene, Sameer Gadhia of Young The Giant, Petra Haden and more.
California Son track "It's Over" (a Roy Orbison song) was released in February.
Yesterday, Morrissey released the California Son cover of The 5th Dimension's “Wedding Bell Blues," his Billie Joe Armstrong collaboration (with Lydia Night of The Regrettes singing backup).