Morrissey album no longer scheduled for February release

Morrissey has announced that the release of his forthcoming album, Bonfire of Teenagers, has been pushed back beyond February 2023.

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The announcement came on the singer’s official website, Morrissey Central. Under the headline ‘Bonfire Unlit’, it reads: “‘Bonfire of Teenagers’ is no longer scheduled for a February release, as stated by this site. Its fate is exclusively in the hands of Capitol Records (Los Angeles).” 

Bonfire of Teenagers was announced 18 months ago now, in May 2021, as the follow-up to 2020’s I am Not a Dog on a Chain. At the time, Morrissey declared that he was unsigned, revealing “that the album was available to the highest (or lowest) bidder.” 

That bidder appears to have been Capitol Records. And it appears to have not worked out. 

Much of Bonfire to Midnight has already been previewed at Morrissey’s live shows throughout 2022. The former the Smiths frontman is on a US tour at the moment.

On Saturday night (November 12), he walked off stage at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre after just 30 minutes

No reason was given for the abrupt departure, with rumours online speculating that Morrissey was too cold.

Bonfire to Midnight will be Morrissey’s 14th studio album, with features already announced including Iggy Pop, Miley Cyrus, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist Flea and drummer Chad Smith, as well as the band’s former guitarist, John Frusciante.

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