By Madeline Ziecker
Morrissey, one of the most influential alternative rock musicians of the past three decades and former lead singer of The Smiths, will play his first Hawaii show in 20 years at the MACC on Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Since the extremely popular British alternative rock group The Smiths split up in 1987 Morrissey has successfully launched his own solo career, continuing to produce album after album of raw, cynical, brilliantly composed and written alternative music.
Morrissey’s debut album as a solo artist, Viva Hate (1988), was received just as well if not better than his work with The Smiths.
His 2009 album Years of Refusal is considered by fans, critics, and the artist himself as one of his best works.
So many popular bands have clearly followed in Morrissey’s tracks by incorporating some of his distinctive style into their music, including Radiohead, The Killers, Fun., Suede, Blur, Bloc Party, Jeff Buckley and countless others.
Morrissey’s music is as unique, captivating, and influential as the music of British icons David Bowie and Freddy Mercury. Once you’ve heard his pretty wails, dark lyrics, and strong instrumental undertones it’s hard to get them out of your head.
Morrissey’s show at the MACC is sure to be a very special performance, especially for the diehard Hawaii Morrissey fans who have waited two decades for him to return in concert to the Aloha State.
Tickets can be purchased for $49.50, $59.50, and $69.50 by calling the MACC Box Office at 242-SHOW or online at MauiArts.org.