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Morrissey announces Manchester gig

Morrissey has announced his only UK show of the year with a headline date at Manchester Arena Credit: PA

Morrissey has announced his only UK show of the year with a headline date at Manchester Arena as part of an international run of shows this August.

The Manchester superstar's last album 'World Peace Is None Of Your Business' marked his first solo release since 2009's ‘Years of Refusal'. The album charted at number 2 in the UK, and is Morrissey’s 12th top ten UK album.

This new headline Manchester show is Morrissey’s first in the city since 2012 and follows an acclaimed set of UK dates in September 2015. Morrissey will be joined by special guest Damien Dempsey.

Tickets go on sale this Friday 8th July at 9am via www.gigsandtours.com / 0844 811 0051 and www.ticketmaster.co.uk / 0844 826 2826. Max 4 tickets per person. www.manchester-arena.com - 0844 847 8000