Morrissey hits jackpot as he announces second Las Vegas residency


He’s made it (Picture: Getty)

Morrissey is set to follow in the footsteps of the greats as the musician plays a Las Vegas residency for a second time.

The singer, 62, will play five dates at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace this summer, and fans are buzzing.

This will be his second run in Vegas after performing a series of dates in summer 2021, which were originally postponed due to Covid.

He joins the likes of Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Lady Gaga and, most recently, Katy Perry, in making megabucks from a Vegas residency, with his titled Viva Moz Vegas.

Morrissey – real name Steven Patrick Morrissey – announced the exciting news this morning as he shared that tickets go on sale later this month.

Viva Moz Vegas is said to ‘serve as an intimate, invigorating dive into Morrissey’s expansive career from his early days to the new album’.

‘As an artist who is always trying new things, and never wanting to repeat himself, this could be fans’ only chance to experience the provocative combination of Morrissey in Las Vegas. These shows are not to be missed,’ states the press release.

The poster for the residency also promises a crowd-pleasing set list as the songwriter performs the songs that made you cry and the songs that saved your life.

His next Las Vegas residency begins on July 1 and will run until July 9, with tickets on sale on March 25 at 10am PT.

Bagging a Las Vegas residency is a pinnacle moment in many artists’ careers, especially as it offers the opportunity to make big money.

The biggest earner by far was Celine Dion, who made a staggering $681million (£516million) for one of the longest-standing Las Vegas residencies, playing over 400 shows since 2003.

The likes of Britney Spears, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, and Cher have also hosted residencies in Sin City.


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Morrissey could make millions from his Las Vegas residency (Picture: Redferns)

Adele made headlines recently when she cancelled her Las Vegas shows until further notice, tearfully announcing on social media that delays meant her show ‘wasn’t ready’.

Fans can look forward to some surprises in Morrissey’s upcoming shows, since the announcement video included a song no one could quite recognise, hinting that new music could be on the horizon.

His career-defining announcement comes after the former The Smiths frontman penned an open letter to ex-guitarist Johnny Marr, asking him ‘politely’ to stop using his name as ‘clickbait’ because they ‘don’t know’ each other anymore.


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The singer most recently had beef with former friend Johnny Marr (Picture: Getty)

Johnny responded publicly with a sarcastic tweet, even tagging his former friend in the post.

‘Dear @officialmoz . An “open letter” hasn’t really been a thing since 1953, It’s all “social media” now. Even Donald J Trump had that one down. Also, this fake news business…a bit 2021 yeah ? #makingindiegreatagain [sic],’ he wrote.

Morrissey previously suggested that Johnny focuses on his ‘own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music’, and to ‘leave me out of it’.

While once one of the most iconic British bands in the world, in recent years Morrissey is arguably better known for his controversial comments than his music.

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