Morrissey puts London gig third as he ranks recent European tour in order

Singer also announces new US live dates

Morrissey has announced new US tour dates, as well as ranking the shows of his recent European tour.

The former Smiths frontman has announced new gigs that will take place in the US over the New Year period: San Francisco’s The Masonic on December 29, Los Angeles’ Galen Center on December 31 and The Joint in Las Vegas on January 2, 2016.

Speaking on fan site True To You about his recent European tour, Morrissey said: “The tour was so fantastic that I am speechless”. He continued to rank all the shows “in order of pulverization”. See those below.

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1.Bucharest (Romania) 14 October
2.Budapest (Hungary) 12 October
3.London (England) 21 September / night 2
4.Hull (England) 18 September
5.Frankfurt (Germany) 30 September
6.Skopje (Macedonia) 16 October
7.Ljubljana (Slovenia) 10 October
8.Napoli (Italy) 7 October
9.Cesena (Italy) 8 October
10.London (England) 20 September / night 1
11.Cologne (Germany) 1 October
12.Lausanne (Switzerland) 4 October
13.Brussels (Belgium) 28 September
14.Plymouth (England) 15 September
15.Paris (France) 24 September

Morrissey recently published his novel List Of The Lost. It is the singer’s first effort at fiction after entering the literature world with his best-selling memoir Autobiography in October 2013.

The book tells the story of a relay team cursed by a demon. It has been criticised, in particular, for its poorly written sex scenes.

It is being considered for this year’s Bad Sex In Fiction Award, organisers have confirmed. The Bad Sex In Fiction Award was launched in 1993 to “draw attention to the crude, tasteless, often perfunctory use of redundant passages of sexual description in the modern novel, and to discourage it”.

One passage in particular reads, “Eliza and Ezra rolled together into the one giggling snowball of full-figured copulation, screaming and shouting as they playfully bit and pulled at each other in a dangerous and clamorous rollercoaster coil of sexually violent rotation with Eliza’s breasts barrel-rolled across Ezra’s howling mouth and the pained frenzy of his bulbous salutation extenuating his excitement as it smacked its way into every muscle of Eliza’s body except for the otherwise central zone.”

Bookmakers Paddy Power have offered odds of 4-1 for Morrissey to win this year’s Bad Sex In Fiction Award.