2009 hasnt been too kind to the ol Mozzer. His ninth solo studio album, Years of Refusal, caught critical praise but was a sales disappointment. He interrupted his own Coachella set due to the smell of burning animal flesh in the Indio air; in October, he collapsed on stage after just one song during a UK gig. Three weeks later, he got hit in the head with a bottle during a Liverpool show. But none of thats stopping Morrissey from playing his former home of Southern California for the first time in two yearswell, fingers crossed, hes canceled quite a few shows this year. Recent set lists have seen the alt-rock icon mixing Refusal tracks such as Black Cloud and Something is Squeezing My Skull with the usual smattering of Smiths songs like This Charming Man.
Mon., Dec. 7, 8 p.m., 2009