Morrissey, the divisive singer known for his outspoken comments about veganism as much as his time with The Smiths, has announced his only UK show this year will be in Manchester.
Tickets for the gig at the Manchester Arena went on sale from 9am on Friday 8 July ahead of the August date, when Irish singer Damien Dempsey will also perform.
Morrissey, who hasn’t appeared in Manchester for four years, announced the concert via the fan site True To You.
Last year, Morrissey announced his first UK tour for four years would not include a Manchester date, which came as a surprise due to his links with the region.
The outspoken singer is well known for courting controversy, such as his recent criticism of Buzzcocks singer Pete Shelley for allowing his music to be used in a McDonalds advert.
True To You posted a statement attributed to the singer stating: “Pete Shelley has allowed McDonald’s to use Buzzcocks’ What do I get? to TV advertise McDonald’s new Big Flavour (the flavour being sawdust) Chicken Wraps?!
“In the words of another Buzzcocks song: oh s***…”