Morrissey criticises ‘abysmal’ Italian venues as European tour continues

Singer recently performed in Milan and Rome

Morrissey has criticised the “abysmal” quality of venues he has played in Italy as part of his current European tour.

The singer recently performed in both Milan and Rome on the Italian leg of his current tour, performing at the Atlantico in Rome on October 13 and Milan’s Gran Teatro Linear4ciak three days later.

However, neither venue impressed the former Smiths frontman who has made his opinions known in a new post on fan-site True-To-You. “We, too, were shocked by the venues in Roma and Milan – both abysmal – Milan quite shockingly abysmal… not a theater at all … just a field with a roof,” he wrote.

Morrissey continued: “I have never looked out at such an unhappy, uncomfortable and trapped audience in my life. We all did our best. Consider the many majestic concert halls in Milan, and yet there we were on a brutal patch of waste ground on the edge of the city. It was unfathomable. I should stress that we have no idea what the venues are like until we arrive at them. Thankfully, everywhere else was a proper hall.”

Elsewhere in the update, Morrissey praised fans who have covered his songs on YouTube and also suggested that many labels are interested in re-releasing his latest album ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’ following his departure from Harvest Records earlier this year.

In recent months an ongoing battle between the two parties has unfolded, with Morrissey insisting that he was dropped by the label and Harvest denying the claims.

A subsequent statement issued by the singer also suggested that the label had “botched” the release of the record, which still reached Number Two on the UK album charts upon its release in July.

Morrissey’s European tour arrives in London on November 29 – his only scheduled UK gig of 2014 so far.

Morrissey will play:

London O2 Arena (November 29)

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