British music visionary Morrissey will perform
four exclusive performances during Vivid Sydney, a festival of
light and music.
"An Evening With Morrissey" will take place at
the Sydney Opera House on 26-27 May and 30-31 May. They will be
the artist's only Australian appearances.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra
Chipchase said, "Vivid Live is set to wow audiences once again
with the announcement of influential indie musician, Morrissey as
the first artist on this year's program. As one of music's most
enduring figures, Morrissey is set to captivate audiences in his
Sydney -exclusive performances during Vivid Sydney."
Morrissey is one of popular music's most singular and iconic
figures. Variously described as an irrefutably bleak or gloriously
funny songwriter, Morrissey 's romantic narratives immortalise the post-industrial recession of '80s era Manchester through to the
current day. The crooning legend continues to create art across
multiple mediums to the delight of his devoted fans, from the
instant Penguin Classic Autobiography to his critically acclaimed
10th album World Peace Is None of Your Business.
Now in its seventh year, Vivid Live will be overseen by Ben
Marshall, the Opera House's Head of Contemporary Music and
recently appointed as the Curator for Vivid Live. Ben has brought
the likes of The National, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Flying
Lotus to the Opera House Concert Hall stage.
"I am honoured to
be taking on this role after Fergus Linehan's sensational run and
cannot wait to release the full program. Vivid Live as part of
Vivid Sydney is a wonderful opportunity to transform the Opera
House inside and out - it's the only time contemporary music is
able to take over the whole House," said Ben Marshall, Vivid Live
Curator at Sydney Opera House. "I'm thrilled that the
first announcement for Vivid Live 2015 is a Sydney-only residency
by the uniquely gifted and inimitably stylish Morrissey. I have
vivid teenage memories of his face all over our lever-arch files
in high school. So it's amazing to now showcase his artistry on
the Concert Hall stage. These four vital, intimate concerts will
be a very special occasion for all those like-minded souls who've
been affected by Morrissey. But get in early, as these concerts
will sell out."
An Evening with Morrissey
Sydney Opera House expects high demand for
tickets for Morrissey's series of concerts, so to ensure everyone has
an equal chance to purchase tickets it has put in
place an online application process.
The process is designed to minimise the
congestion through sales channels and distribute tickets to fans
across time zones, states and countries.
Fans can apply for tickets anytime between Monday, 2
March 2015 (midday AEDT) and Friday, 6 March 2015 (midnight AEDT).
Tickets will not be allocated on a first come first served basis,
all applications received during this period will be equally
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