Morrissey Returns to Forest Hills Stadium to Promote 'California Son'
Morrissey is an artist that constantly gets the entire world to talk about him. Anyone with an Internet connection can form their own particular conclusions about the man behind classic albums includingYou Are the Quarry, Years of Refusal, and World Peace is None of Your Business. Whatever listeners currently think about the Englishman, one thing is for certain: the 60-year-old, former frontman of The Smiths has been making headlines since 1977. It’s not breaking news, and it will continue to be an ongoing, combustable trend for as long as Morrissey decides to remain active on the scene.
On September 7, Morrissey returned to a welcoming New York City at Forrest Hills Stadium to promote his latest album, California Son. Morrissey’s newest effort features a collection of cover versions of timeless 60s and 70s songs from Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Dionne Warwick, and Carly Simon. Morrissey’s loyal and dedicated fans came out in full force to pack the stadium in Queens last weekend. Morrissey’s diverse admirers were seen sporting countless tank tops featuring images of their opinionated hero. Seeing the sea of people who paid money to support him wasn’t lost on the “Suedehead” singer.
“We’re very grateful. And I’ll always be grateful for you. I’ll always be grateful to you. I’ll also always be grateful for you. And, that’s it,” Morrissey told the New York audience before getting everyone to sing-along and throw their hands up in the air to one of his biggest hits, “Everyday is Like Sunday.”
Earlier in the evening, rock band Interpol got the fans warmed up for Morrissey before he took the stage just a little after 8 PM. Once he came out, Morrissey put on a show that hardcore fans have come to expect from the singer. Filled with drama, suspense, and music that gets you critically thinking, Morrissey delivered a full show which saw him sing “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris,” “Back on the Chain Gang,” “Jack the Ripper,” and “How Soon Is Now?”
At the end of his concert, a shirtless Morrissey took a bow and disappeared into the thick of the night as his steadfast congregation roared in approval at what they witnessed. If there was recent tension surrounding the performer, it couldn’t be felt at 1 Tennis Pl.
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