Video: Morrissey on The Colbert Report

On the eve of his headlining set at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall, Morrissey returned to late night television for an evening with The Colbert Report. “Are you ready to rock…yourself back and forth in the shower while crying,” Stephen Colbert asked his audience prior to the interview. As expected, the moody songwriter and staunch vegetarian, who actually demanded the studio be meat-free for his visit, brought the awkwardness. Right off the bat, he quickly challenged Colbert by redefining the term “legendary,” and then proceeded to scoff at questions surrounding the royal family, insisting that “the world does not need them.”

When he asked if the States have a royal family, Colbert fired back in trademark fashion: “Well, yes, they’re called The Romneys.” From here on out, the host remained on top, even giving Moz a good ol’ scare by teasing an appearance from Johnny Marr. Shortly after, a quick discussion on the “unintended consequences of Meat is Murder brought smiles from both — enough that the singer still decided to stick around and perform “People Are the Same Everywhere”.  Replay it all now, courtesy of The Audio Perv.


“People Are the Same Everywhere”:

Following tonight’s landmark performance in New York City, he’ll continue his tour across the U.S. with appearances at just about everywhere. Pencil in your future tears below.

Morrissey 2012 Tour Dates:
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
11/01 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
11/03 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
11/04 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
11/08 – 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 #
11/27 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/28 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
11/30 – Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
12/01 – Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theatre
12/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
12/05 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
12/07 – North Bethesda, MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
12/08 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Resort and Casino – House of Blues

# = w/ Iggy and the Stooges

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