Morrissey Refuses $75 Million Offer To Tour As The Smiths with Johnny Marr

Morrissey is taking special care of his most devoted fans on his upcoming fall North American tour, which begins Sept. 20 in Tijuana, Mexico.

A number of special opportunities have been created for multiple-night runs in Los Angeles and New York, including a "seasons ticket," with a reduced price for fans that want to attend every show.

For a 10-night stand at L.A.’s Palladium, a package with tickets to each show will be sold for the price of nine and will allow fans early entry to the venue, which will be closed for renovation following Morrissey’s performances. This package goes on sale Monday (Aug. 27) and will only be available through Sept. 5.

For a five-show stint at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom, fans attending every night will save $125 off the combined face value of the tickets, and will receive early entry and a commemorative poster. On-sale dates have yet to be announced.

In addition, Morrissey’s publicist has confirmed the artist refused a $75 million offer to tour under the Smiths name in 2008 and/or 2009, with the only mandate being that Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr would be part of the band. The Smiths also declined a multi-million dollar offer to perform in recent years at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif.
Source Billboard

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