words & thought bubble mock-up by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin

Morrissey plans to skirt the border of Texas in 2012
Morrissey contemplates Texas

As we reported on BrooklynVegan a little more than a week ago, Morrissey is heading back out on the road for an extensive world tour. There are currently at least 35 U.S. dates, including 4 in Texas (Austin sadly isn't one of them, though he was just here at Bass Concert Hall in November of 2011).

At the end of November 2012 he will work his way around the Lone Star State with stops in El Paso's Tricky Falls Theater, Wichita Falls' Kay Yeager Coliseum, Pharr's Events Center, and Beaumont's Jefferson Theatre. I'm not sure if he's trying to send a message, but as you can see in the image above, all locations are as close to being 'not in Texas' as it gets.

A list of all dates is below...

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If you're in Austin and thinking about taking the drive - some rough numbers from Google Maps (driving from Austin):

El Paso - 577 Miles, 8 hours and 47 minutes

Wichita Falls - 308 Miles, 5 hours and 6 minutes

Pharr - 309 Miles, 5 hours and 16 minutes

Beaumont - 244 Miles, 4 hours and 34 minutes

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Morrissey - 2012 Tour Dates

July 5 Liege - Les Ardentes Festival
July 7 Rome - Cavea Auditorium
July 8 Genoa - Arena Del Mare
July 10 Milan - Arcimboldi Theater
July 11 Florence - Cavea Nuovo Teatro Dell'Opera
July 13 Grado - Diga Nazario Sauro
July 16 Athens - Lycabettus Theater
July 19 Istanbul - Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre
July 21 Tel Aviv - Bitan1
July 24 Cascais - Cascais Music Festival
July 28 Manchester - Manchester Arena, eBay
July 30 Edinburgh, Scotland - Usher Hall, eBay
10/5 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
10/6 Waterbury, CT @ Palace Theater
10/10 New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
10/15 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
10/16 Burlington, VT @ Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

10/18 Albany, NY @ Palace Theatre
10/19 Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
10/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
10/24 Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion
10/26 Flint, MI @ James H Whiting Auditorium
10/27 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
10/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
10/30 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
11/1 Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
11/3 Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
11/8 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
11/10 Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre
11/11 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11/14 Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
11/16 San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall

11/17 Reno, NV @ John Ascuaga's Nugget - Rose Ballroom
11/21 Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater

11/23 Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom
11/24 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena
 w/ Iggy & the Stooges
11/27 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/28 Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
11/30 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
12/1 Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theatre


12/3 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/5 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
12/7 North Bethesda, MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
12/8 Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Resort and Casino - House of Blues