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Morrissey announces Canadian tour after abandoning boycott

By | Published on Thursday 21 February 2019


Morrissey has announced a Canadian tour, his first shows in the country in fifteen years. He previously vowed to never play in Canada ever again in protest over the seal clubbing that still occurs there. But last year he said that he felt that boycott had not achieved much and that he’d rather play in the country and then donate money to Canadian animal rights charities.

In a post on MorrisseyCentral last September he wrote: “My decision to return to Canada after almost fifteen years of protest against its savage and Neanderthal annual baby seal kill is entirely because my stance was ultimately of no use and helped no one”.

“My voice was drowned out by the merciless swing of spiked axes crushing the heads of babies”, he went on. “On my return to Canada I feel that I can be of more use by making sizeable donations to animal protection groups in each city that I play. Thankfully there are many such organisations in Canada”.

With that decision made, shows have now been announced for April taking in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal.