Morrissey announces Manchester show next month

The gig will be his only UK appearance this year

Morrissey has confirmed a new show in Manchester for next month.

The gig, which was announced on fan site True To You, will take place on August 20 at Manchester Arena.

Damian Dempsey will support the musician at his hometown show.


The concert will mark Morrissey’s first appearance in Manchester for four years and will be his only one in the UK this year.

Tickets go on sale this Friday (July 8) at 9am.

Morrissey recently criticised Buzzcocks for allowing their music to be used in a McDonald’s advert.

The punk band’s 1978 single ‘What Do I Get’ soundtracks a new McDonald’s advert for their range of Big Flavour wraps. A vegan and outspoken animal rights activist, Morrissey seems to have take offence at the group’s endorsing of the food chain.

In a statement posted by True To You, Morrissey writes, “Please, somebody, tell me it’s just a bad dream… [Buzzcocks singer] Pete Shelley has allowed McDonald’s to use Buzzcocks’ ‘What do I get?’ to TV advertise McDonald’s new Big Flavour (the flavour being sawdust) Chicken Wraps?!”

“In the words of another Buzzcocks song: oh shit…” he adds, referring to the title of the B-side to ‘What Do I Get’.