Morrissey puts on a low-key display as he lounges in his car while on a grocery run in Los Angeles after announcing gig in Ireland
Morrissey put on a low-key display as he was seen sitting in his car as he headed out to do a spot of food shopping in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
The singer, 63, cut a casual figure in a salmon shirt as he lounged in his black vehicle before sending his assistant into Gelson’s to pick up some groceries.
He shielded his eyes from the bright sunshine with an oversized pair of brown sunglasses and wore his silver locks in a natural style.
Casual: Morrissey put on a low-key display as he was seen sitting in his car as he headed out to do a spot of food shopping in Los Angeles on Tuesday
His low-key outing comes after he revealed that he will be performing a single gig in Ireland in September at the Gleneagles INEC Arena in Killarney, where he will debut his new album in Europe for the first time.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of his solo album Bonfire Of Teenagers, which was said to have been completed more than a year ago.
And the former Smiths frontman debuted his upcoming solo single I Am Veronica while performing in Phoenix on the first night of his US tour last month.
Showcasing his talent at the Orpheum Theatre, he gave fans a listen to his latest solo track, which is from his much-anticipated album The Bonfires Of The Teenagers, according to NME.
Relaxed: The singer, 63, cut a casual figure in a salmon shirt as he lounged in his black vehicle before sending his assistant into Gelson’s to pick up some groceries
The song began with the lyrics: ‘I am Veronica, and the game, the game I play is older than America / There’s a tiny spot allocated each of us, so why should each day be exactly the same?’
He also impressed fans by performing his solo hit We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful for the first time since 1992, as well as belting out popular Smiths tracks.
Elsewhere, Morrissey slammed his former bandmate Johnny Marr earlier this year, accusing him of ‘using my name for clickbait’.
In a lengthy open letter, the former lead singer of The Smiths requested the group’s ex-guitarist refrain from speaking about him publicly, because he ‘doesn’t know him’.
The pair were bandmates for six years in the Eighties and released four albums together alongside Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce, but Morrissey noted that they haven’t spoken for 35 years.
Music: It comes after the ex Smiths frontman (pictured in 2011) debuted his upcoming solo single I Am Veronica while performing in Phoenix on the first night of his US tour last month
In a blog entry on his Morrissey Central website, the musician began: ‘This is not a rant or an hysterical bombast. It is a polite and calmly measured request: Would you please stop mentioning my name in your interviews?
‘Would you please, instead, discuss your own career, your own unstoppable solo achievements and your own music? If you can, would you please just leave me out of it?
‘The fact is: you don’t know me. You know nothing of my life, my intentions, my thoughts, my feelings. Yet you talk as if you were my personal psychiatrist with consistent and uninterrupted access to my instincts.’
The iconic Manchester band split in 1987, due to conflicts between the two members, but Morrissey revealed he wants Johnny to stop making out that he is to ‘blame for everything’.
He continued: ‘We haven’t known each other for 35 years – which is many lifetimes ago. When we met you and I were not successful. We both helped each other become whatever it is we are today. Can you not just leave it at that?
Solo: Fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of his solo album Bonfire Of Teenagers, which was said to have been completed more than a year ago
Tension: Elsewhere, Morrissey slammed his former bandmate Johnny Marr earlier this year, accusing him of ‘using my name for clickbait’ (pictured in 1987)
‘Must you persistently, year after year, decade after decade, blame me for everything … from the 2007 Solomon Islands tsunami to the dribble on your grandma’s chin?’
Continuing in his lengthy rant, Morrissey told Johnny to ‘stop using my name as click-bait’.
He said: ‘Our period together was many lifetimes ago, and a lot of blood has streamed under the bridge since then. There comes a time when you must take responsibility for your own actions and your own career, with which I wish you good health to enjoy. Just stop using my name as click-bait.’
Morrissey concluded: ‘I have not ever attacked your solo work or your solo life, and I have openly applauded your genius during the days of ‘Louder than bombs’ and ‘Strangeways, here we come’, yet you have positioned yourself ever-ready as rent-a-quote whenever the press require an ugly slant on something I half-said during the last glacial period as the Colorado River began to carve out the Grand Canyon.
‘Please stop. It is 2022, not 1982.’
What Difference Does It Make? Morrissey penned a lengthy open letter after spotting his name brought up in yet another interview with Jonny
Johnny didn’t seem too fussed with the withering letter, however, taking to Twitter to pen: ‘An ‘open letter’ hasn’t really been a thing since 1953, It’s all ‘social media’ now. Even Donald J Trump had that one down. Also, this fake news business…a bit 2021 yeah ? #makingindiegreatagain’
Morrissey’s rant came days after Johnny explained the reason he is not ‘close’ with the singer, explaining they are ‘so different’ and he has better relationships with other bandmates.
Speaking to Uncut magazine, he stated: ‘One of the reasons I’ve been in so many bands was because I wanted to be loyal to them.
‘It won’t come as any surprise when I say that I’m really close with everyone I’ve worked with – except for the obvious one. And that isn’t that much of a surprise because we’re so different, me and Morrissey.
‘But all of these different musicians, I can pick up the phone to any one, and just pick up from where we left off.’
Barbarism Begins on Twitter: Johnny didn’t seem too fussed with the withering letter, however, taking to Twitter to pen a sarcastic response
Bigmouth Strikes Again: (L-R) Andy Rourke, Morrissey, Johnny Marr and Mike Joyce went their separate ways in 1987 after conflicts between the two members
He continued: ‘So yeah, loyalty. But it’s not because I’m so virtuous. Everyone I’ve worked with has been great. The only thing that turned to s**t was The Smiths. Which is a shame, but s**t happens.
‘I hate talking about the group I formed in those terms, the group I loved. But, you know, let’s get some perspective.’
The Smiths split is attributed to Morrissey’s irritation with Johnny’s work with other artists and Johnny’s frustration with Morrissey’s musical inflexibility.
Speaking in 1992, Johnny claimed he hated Morrissey’s obsession with covering Sixties pop artists. noting: That was the last straw, really. I didn’t form a group to perform Cilla Black songs.’
In 2018 he added: ‘The differences in personalities are what often make for interesting chemistry, and inevitably the differences in personality comes a point when those things are gonna stop forward motion, I guess.
‘I suppose as well, me and Morrissey just saw our futures differently.’
Falling out: The Smiths split is attributed to Morrissey’s (pictured in 2019) irritation with Johnny’s work with other artists and Johnny’s frustration with Morrissey’s musical inflexibility