Yes, there were times/I'm sure you knew - Morrissey statement at


A Burnt Child
Yes, there were times / I'm sure you knew -
21 December 2014

What I may risk calling our best tour ever ... has now ended, and my written words of thanks to all who came along to watch and listen are strong enough to burn a hole through the North Pole.
It is gratifying to have so much support around the world, and the drone of my repetitive thanks could somehow never say enough.

The best of the best:

1. London (England) 02 Arena
2. Dublin (Ireland) 3Arena
3. Belgrade (Serbia) Belexpocentar
4. Paris (France) Le Grand Rex
5. Helsinki (Finland) Finlandia, first night
6. Istanbul (Turkey) VW Arena
7. Krakow (Poland) Laznia Nowa
8. Vienna (Austria) Konzerthaus
9. Athens (Greece) Tae Kwon Do Arena
10. Lund (Sweden) Sparbanken Skåne Arena
11. Zagreb (Croatia) Zagreb Fair, Pavilion 9
12. Hannover (Germany) Capitol
13. Essen (Germany) Colosseum
14. Utrecht (Holland) TivoliVredenburg
15. Copenhagen (Denmark) Falconer
16. Bologna (Italy) Paladozza
17. Pescara (Italy) Pala Gpii

Oh, but the list passionately hums on. We are blessed.

My devotional thanks to Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matthew Ira Walker, Gustavo Manzur and Mando Lopez.

Panic - of course! - at Lyon (France) where we were suddenly without a bass player, but Mando appeared with wings - bigger than life, ready to eat fire... we were saved. He learned a complicated set of songs within a few days and suddenly we were boot camp ready to pick the tour up at Hannover.

Very special thanks to those who travelled to a great number of the shows. I am continually humbled by such determination, and I scarcely know what to say by way of appreciation. Julia attended her 625th show at Istanbul, and I wonder if any living human has been to so many shows by the same artist or band? Documentarily, Julia's will is more fascinating than that of Emmeline Pankhurst, Maud Gonne and Constance Markievicz combined.

Explosive thanks to the websites and magazines who have voted World peace is none of your business as the best album of 2014. We think so, too.
Finally, thank you to Anna Calvi for opening our nights with such supreme Joan of Arc punch and finesse. The world is suddenly a new place.

2015? Imponderable.

Yield to no one,
con carino,
Istanbul, 19 December.

Photograph above from 2014 tour, photographer unknown
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It might be a language barrier, but I do see nothing "hmm" about this letter. It's very nice to get those news, even though my country wasn't blessed by Moz concert this time. May he have a happy holidays.


My one true love
So positive, uplifting and full of spirit.
And nice to know he had enough highlights to include 17 shows on his "best of list"!! I was at three of those and loved every moment of the new album being played live.
Here's to a successful year in 2015 for Moz & the boys in the band. Love you all. :love:


3. Belgrade (Serbia) Belexpocentar :D :D :D

he felt our love.


Dear media and rumor mongers: these aren't the words of a dying man.

I'm proud to have gone to his number one show on the US leg. I'm hoping for bigger and brighter things next year. The boy is on a roll.


Love Morrissey ♥
Lovely to hear those words and sentiments from Morrissey. Having only been able to attend one show (the 02 arena) it was nice to see that hit his list.

Julia has attended so many shows! Wow! What a blessing. If I wasn't so poor and confined by circumstance, I'd be honoured to do the same. (Well, I'd love to see more shows if he tours again).

I've seen many great shows over the years, yet Morrissey's concert was the best I've attended. I have alot of memories to treasure from the 02 concert.

Bless Morrissey. I hope he has a good Christmas.
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Pit Maravich

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So proud for Belgrade, guess we are in his plans for the future tours! :)


Love Morrissey ♥
I'd be out in the warm sunshine exploring the globe in one of these...

Not chasing Moz around the dark corners of the world.

Sounds good. I'd love to travel the world, but if I could squeeze in several gigs with Morrissey along the way, I'd be very happy.


So proud for Belgrade, guess we are in his plans for the future tours! :)

I've seen him about 13 times now, and Belgrade was definitely one of the best! Maybe he'll be back for Exit?

I should also mention the Belexpocentar, which was as good as any venue I've ever been to. I hope they use it more in the future; the Arena is goddawful!


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3. Belgrade (Serbia) Belexpocentar

'My gratitude could move mountains, all I can say is thank you'

I truly love you, dear Morrissey ! :)

So proud for Belgrade !
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