Morrissey has announced several Irish dates for 2009, reports On the Record.

The dates will celebrate both Mozzer's 50th Birthday celebrations (he hits the half-centenary on May 22nd with a gig in his hometown of Manchester) and the release of his new album 'Years of Refusal', due in February.

The dates are:

April 28th: INEC, Killarney
April 29th: Leisureland, Galway
May 1st: Leisure Centre, Omagh
May 2nd: Waterfront Hall, Belfast

Tickets are approx. £33 (Northern Irish) €54.80 (Republic) and on sale this Friday, December 12th. Wooo hooooo!