Morrissey has always admitted a debt to 60s pop.
The singer's 'Autobiography' explains this with great eloquence, as Morrissey rummages through the 45s which defined his childhood.
So the former Smith is no doubt delighted by the support cast at two forthcoming Stateside shows.
On May 10th the singer will appear at Los Angeles Sports Arena, with Sir Tom Jones in support.
As if that wasn't enough, Morrissey's show on June 21st at the Barclays Center will boast a support slot from Sir Cliff Richard.
Regular Morrissey tour support Kirsteen Young will also play at both shows.
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