Manics say singer is a 'great icon' as Morrissey tickets go on sale
With Morrisey tickets to his new tour going on sale today (March 14th), Welsh band Manic Street Preachers have expressed their admiration for the legendary singer.
Speaking to BBC Radio 2, bassist Nicky Wire and frontman James Dean Bradfield revealed that Morrisey, who rose to fame in the 80s with the Smiths, is the last of the band's musical icons from that area they have yet to meet.
The band said they recently met three of their favourite 80s artists after speaking to Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Jim Kerr of Simple Minds and Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen.
"There's only Morrissey left, because they were the four of our great icons of the '80s, really," said Wire, as reported by Digital Spy.
Bradfield added: "The unobtainable Morrissey, probably" To which Wire responded: "You never know."
Morrisey recently announced a UK tour, which starts at the Theatre and Concert Hall in Perth, Scotland, on June 15th.
Posted by Claire Charpentier