Apart from his gig tonight in Hull, and his two upcoming shows in London's Eventim Apollo this weekend, that is; they will be his "final ever" shows in the UK (and presumably Ireland). BUT WHY?!

The singer released the following statement via his blog, True To You (it's where he posts all his musings - like this one), which reads: "There is absolutely no way that we can generate any interest from record labels in the United Kingdom, therefore the imminent two nights at Hammersmith are likely to be our final ever UK shows. We are obsessively grateful for all interest and loyalty from our audience throughout 28 years... but without new releases, there is no point in any additional touring. Thank you for so many absolutely incredible times. The pleasure and privilege is mine..."

According to Pitchfork: "Record labels Capitol and Harvest dropped Morrissey last year following the release of his album World Peace Is None of Your Business. Morrissey responded by outfitting his band in "F*ck Harvest" t-shirts on his tour."

Still, at least he's releasing his debut novel, Light of the Lost, at the end of he month. So there may be some live readings to look forward to. 

Via Uproxx