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Influential ’80s rocker Morrissey to perform in Paso

Former Smiths frontman Morrissey will perform in November at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles.
Former Smiths frontman Morrissey will perform in November at Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles.

Influential English indie rocker Morrissey is coming to Paso Robles this fall.

The former Smiths frontman, known as much for his activism as his music, is slated to perform Nov. 5 at Vina Robles Amphtiheatre.

Steven Patrick Morrissey first found fame in the 1980s as the lead singer of The Smiths, the alternative rock band behind such songs as “Heaven Knows I’m Miserable,” “How Soon Is Now” and “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.”

Morrissey launched his solo career in 1987, scoring his biggest U.S. hits in the early 1990s with “Tomorrow” and “The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get.”

His San Luis Obispo County concert comes in the midst of a career resurgence of sorts for Morrissey, who kicks off his tour in support of his new album “Low in High School” with a sold-out Nov. 10 show at the Hollywood Bowl. “Low in High School,” featuring the song “Spent the Day in Bed,” comes out Nov. 17.

A pre-Smiths Morrissey is the subject of the biopic “England is Mine,” which premiered in August.

Tickets for Morrissey’s Nov. 5 concert cost $55 to $85 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 29.

For information, call 805-286-3680 or visit www.vinaroblesamphitheatre.com.

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