Morrissey Confirms Sole UK Summer Show
Mon, 12 May 2008 15:12:23
London's O2 Wireless Festival has snagged Morrissey for his only UK appearance this summer. Set to hit Hyde Park on July 3-6, the package bill will also feature Jay-Z, Fatboy Slim, Counting Crows, Beck, the Hold Steady, Hot Chip, Robyn and many more. For a full lineup and ticket details, check out http://www.o2wirelessfestival.co.uk/home.
And then there's this statement from the former Smiths singer: "What is classical is what we all agree on, and I think we all acknowledge Hyde Park festivals as important events. I am honored to be asked to headline on July 4, marking my 26th year haunting British music … I promise a thundering bill of tight nerves and suavity and all your favorites from Disc magazine. I will take Hyde Park like a flea inhabits a dog. Art-hounds and people with badly cut hair are very welcome. I shall do my utmost not to pull a sour face. The sun will make up its own mind. It is, of course, the day when America celebrated its independence from Sidcup, but we can easily reverse that situation with a bit of John Mills stiff-upperness. Bring your own lodging-house towels, but don't expect any three-shrimp appetizers."
Yeah, we're confused too.
—The ARTISTdirect Staff