The English singer and songwriter Steven Patrick Morrisey has been known within the music industry simply by his last name Morrissey for many years, since he first rose to prominence in the 1980s. During this time Morrissey served as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths. When the band was at their peak they were one of the most successful rock groups in the United Kingdom during the 1980s. When the group broke up in 1987, much to the delight of fans, Morrissey embarked on a solo career.
As Morrissey began to venture out on his owns fans were able to still enjoy the smooth vocals that first made The Smiths famous, yet could enjoy a new take on the lyrics and music behind this voice when Morrissey broke out on his own. As he began to make a name for himself in the music business, the singer quickly became known as an important innovator in the indie music scene and began breaking barriers for many of the most prominent indie music artists today. He had a sound and emotional lyrics that were unlike any other performer in music at the time and the trend quickly caught on, not only for fellow indie music artists but for fans across the globe.
As a solo artist, Morrissey has had ten different top ten singles on the UK Singles Charts, and has been described as one of the most influential figure in modern music. He is known not only for his dramatic, bleak and often funny lyrics that back his songs but for his one-of-a-kind voice that many fans first recognized with The Smiths. This voice is described as a mixture of a baritone style that sometimes incorporates falsetto, but one that is completely unique and the perfect addition to the singer’s haunting lyrics. Morrissey is also known for his captivating stage show, which not only feature his unique voice but his powerful stage presence and performance that fans will not soon forget.
Those who are looking to see these notable performances live can do so when Morrissey heads out on his 2012 tour. This tour will take the singer across South America, into Asia, Europe and will end up in North America as well. During this time, he will perform 35 shows in the United States before concluding his tour with a handful of performances in Australia and New Zealand.