Morrissey at Genting Arena – tickets, start and finish times, setlist, parking and more

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Morrissey has announced a UK tour.

The former lead singer of The Smiths is playing a string of dates across the country in 2018.

It’s his first full UK tour since 2015, giving fans the chance to hear him perform tracks from his 11th solo album, Low in High School, released in November.

He will be at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on February 27.

Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and his debut for BMG.

The albums sees BMG partnering with Morrissey on the new release and on the launch of his new label, Etienne Records.

Low in High School was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios.

The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few).

(Image: Dave Thompson/PA Wire)

Why you should go

Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went on to forge an even more successful career as a solo artist, with all ten of his solo efforts landing in the Top 10 on the UK album charts, including 3 entries at the No 1 position.

Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate back in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including Kill Uncle and Your Arsenal, and hugely successful comeback album You Are the Quarry after a five year hiatus in 2004.

In 2013, Morrissey published his record-breaking autobiography on Penguin Classics, immediately topping the best-seller list.

How to get tickets

Tickets are on sale now. You can get yours here .

After Birmingham, Moz will perform in Brighton on March 3, and two shows in London – at the Royal Albert Hall and Alexandra Palace – on March 7 and 9 respectively.

Tickets are available from the Ticket Factory here .

Morrissey has announced a new UK tour
Morrissey has announced a new UK tour


Based on the most recent show, at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, Moz will play:

I Wish You Lonely


I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish

Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage

Home Is a Question Mark

My Love, I’d Do Anything for You

When You Open Your Legs

Who Will Protect Us From the Police?

World Peace Is None Of Your Business

If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look At Me

Back On The Chain Gang

I Bury the Living

The Bullfighter Dies

Jack The Ripper

How Soon Is Now?

Spent the Day in Bed

Hold On to Your Friends

Everyday Is Like Sunday

I’m Not Sorry


Irish Blood, English Heart

Start and finish times

Doors 18:00

Support Act 19:30

Morrissey 20:30

Timings are approximate and subject to change.

What are the reviews saying?

Our sister title the Chronicle said: “He’s among friends in Newcastle. Back on the Chain Gang, a Pretenders cover, and an absolutely brilliant Every day is like Sunday were the highlights although there’s no surprise that How Soon is Now, one of the Smiths most memorable songs, is the one that has everyone singing along.

“He comes on for a short encore to soak in the acclaim and with just cause: the new stuff sounds great and the old stuff is holding up brilliantly. Largely for stuff away from the microphone, it’s felt like Morrissey has had a few bad days recently. Friday night was certainly not one.”

Morrissey performs at the Metro Arena in Newcastle.
Morrissey performs at the Metro Arena in Newcastle.
(Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Where to park

The NEC has more than 16,000 parking spaces.

You can just turn up and pay on the day for £10. Shuttle buses run from the car parks to the arena.

Or book in advance for the same price – the advantage being that you avoid queues to pay for your stay when you go home after the show.

Express Parking costs £20 and gets you a designated space near the arena and a priority exit after the show.

Motorcycle parking is free.

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Where to eat

There are several food and drink outlets where you can grab a bite to eat before the show.

These include Great British Fish and Chips, Classic Burger Kitchen, Theo’s Street Food (Middle Eastern cuisine), NEO Pizza, Old El Paso Kitchen,…

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