Morrissey pop-up shop to open at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home this weekend

Musician and animal rights activist backs the Morrissey Mporium

Morrissey is backing a pop-up shop at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London this coming weekend.

Morrissey’s Mporium merchandise shop will open between Friday, September 18, and Monday September 21 from 10:30am-5pm each day. These dates coincide with Morrissey’s two London dates at the Eventim Apollo (September 20-21).

A limited amount of ‘Your Arsenal’ and ‘Vauxhall And I’ vinyl signed by Morrissey will be available at the shop alongside other official merchandise. Engraved, numbered and dated Battersea Dog and Cat tags will also be available to fans.

Twenty-five copies of each album will be available on vinyl for each day of opening and will be strictly limited to one per customer only.

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After the Mporium and London dates, Morrissey‘s debut novel, List Of The Lost, will be released.

List Of The Lost will be paperback only and available in the UK, Ireland, Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa from September 24.

The last time he spoke publicly about his novel, in January 2014, Morrissey commented: “I am midway through my novel. I have my hopes. The actuality is that radio stations will not play my music, and the majority of people have lost faith in the music industry, and it’s generally assumed – quite rightly – that the Number One chart positions are ‘bought’ by the major labels, so there really is no passion left in pop or rock music, and I don’t think people believe for an instant that the faces we constantly see on television and in magazines are remotely popular.”