Takes swipe at the Beeb

Morrissey has revealed to fans that work on his new studio album is over, despite not having a record label to release it on.

Morrissey: a true individual. Throughout his life the indie icon has continued to speak his mind, despite getting himself into trouble. A recent interview with BBC Radio Four saw the singer describe the Royal Family as "benefit scroungers" leading to the usual flurry of headlines.

Issuing a follow up statement, Morrissey decried the media. However alongside this was the revelation that the indie icon has already completed work on a potential studio album.

Writing to fans, the singer explained that the material is "ready" despite not being signed to a label. "The follow-up to (2009's) 'Years Of Refusal' is ready and fluttering wildly against the bars," he explained. "There is still no record label and the years shuffle like cards. My talents do not lie in DIY."

The full statement deals with the way his comments on the Royal Wedding were reported. Interviewed by Radio Four, Morrissey explained that the Q&A session was heavily edited by the BBC.

"If my interview sounded chopped and cropped, that's because it was," he wrote. "I had spoken fluently about the royal dreading, but an Iranian censorship confiscated all of my views. It is distressing, but in all manner of British media in 2011 we are only allowed to hear the same old thoughts and feelings expressed over and over and over again."

Read the full statement HERE.

Meanwhile, Morrissey is planning a short British tour. Using some out of the way venues, the indie icon will stretch his legs with the tour beginning with a show in Perth's Concert Hall on June 15th.

Also playing Inverness, the Scottish leg includes a show in Dunoon. Travelling south, the tour ends with shows in Grimsby and Plymouth before Morrissey plays a special headline set at The Hop Farm.

Tickets are on sale now.

Morrissey has confirmed the following shows:

15 Perth Concert Hall
17 Inverness Ironworks
18 Dunoon Queen's Hall
20 Bradford Alhambra Theatre
21 Hawick Town Hall
25 York Barbican Centre
27 Bradford St George's Hall
28 Grimsby Auditorium
30 Plymouth Pavilions

2 The Hop Farm

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