Morrissey Signs With Lost Highway For U.S. Album Release + Tour

Morrissey will release Years of Refusal, his first studio album since 2006's Ringleader of the Tormentors, this February, and he's asked the good people at Lost Highway Records to handle the U.S. release.

It's sort of a strange partnership, considering that Lost Highway is home to a bit more folksy group than Morrissey would typically be grouped in with: Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Elvis Costello and Ryan Adams, to name just a few. But the label will launch Years of Refusal on February 17, and Morrissey's exhaustive month-and-a-half tour of the states will kick off about two weeks later.

The album was the last album to be produced by the late Jerry Finn, and features long-time Morrissey bandmates Boz Boorer, Jesse Tobias, Matt Walker and Solomon Walker, as well as a cameo by Jeff Beck on the song "Black Cloud."

Pre-orders for Years of Refusal are on now, and select tour dates go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.

Years of Refusal Tracklist
01. Something Is Squeezing My Skull
02. Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed
03. Black Cloud
04. I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
05. All You Need Is Me
06. When Last I Spoke to Carol
07. That’s How People Grow Up
08. One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell
09. It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore
10. You Were Good In Your Time
11. Sorry Doesn’t Help
12. I’m OK By Myself

Morrissey's U.S. tour dates
02.28.09 - Boca Raton, FL (Mizner Park)
03.01.09 - Orlando, FL (Hard Rock live)
03.03.09 - Jacksonville, FL (Florida Theater)
03.04.09 - St. Petersburg, FL (Jannus Landing)
03.06.09 - Myrtle Beach. SC (House of Blues)
03.07.09 - Atlanta, GA (Variety Playhouse)
03.09.09 - Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
03.11.09 - Durham, NC (Durham Performing Arts Center)
03.13.09 - Richmond, VA (The National)
03.14.09 - Washington, DC (Warner Theater)
03.16.09 - Montclair, NJ (Wellmont Theater)
03.17.09 - Pittsburgh, PA (Carnegie Music Hall)
03.19.09 - Buffalo, NY (University of Buffalo Center for the Arts)
03.21.09 - New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom)
03.22.09 - Philadelphia, PA (Acadmy of Music)
03.25.09 - New York, NY (Webster Hall)
03.26.09 - New York, NY (Carnegie Hall)
03.28.09 - Mashantucket, CT (Foxwoods)
03.29.09 - Boston, MA (House of Blues)
03.31.09 - Ann Arbor, MI (Michigan Theater)
04.01.09 - Columbus, OH (Palace Theater)
04.03.09 - Milwaukee, WI (Eagles Ballroom)
04.04.09 - Chicago, IL (Aragon Ballroom)
04.06.09 - Minneapolis, MN (State Theater)
04.07.09 - Kansas City, MO (Midland Theater)
04.08.09 - St. Louis, MO (Pageant Theater)
04.10.09 - Dallas, TX (Palladium Ballroom)
04.11.09 - Houston, TX (Jesse H. Jones Hall)
04.12.09 - Austin, TX (Bass Concert Hall)
04.14.09 - El Paso, TX (Chavez Theater)
04.15.09 - Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theater)

Morrissey Signs With Lost Highway For U.S. Album Release + Tour