Choose tour leg below:
1982-1983 debut gig to debut album
1982 beginnings to July 1983
August - October 1983
November - December 1983
1984 promoting "Hatful Of Hollow"
1986 in legal dispute with Rough Trade
Morrissey, March 1985: "Touring's interesting because it's fascinating to meet people. That sounds silly but unless we actually tour we don't actually meet the people who buy our records. Which is strange. You can have a hit record or whatever and loads of people can buy your record but you don't actually meet them. And I never meet Smiths apostles ever - so it's only by touring that I can actually come face to face with these people.
Also: "It is a strain but it's up to me and the other members of the group to keep as much control over it as possible. I know people in the record industry would prefer it if we did it persistently but that can't happen. We do have to have some control and some restraint otherwise we'd just be ground into the ground."