Morrissey will launch a North American tour in beginning in late April, according to the fan site True-to-you.net.

Venues and ticketing information has not yet been released on the singer’s Myspace.com page, Myspace.com/Morrissey, or on his label’s site Sanctuaryrecords.com. Published reports have the singer playing 40 dates in North America beginning April 27. Morrissey is slated to announce the tour in early March, and tickets will go on sale the day of the press conference.

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Label mate Kristeen Young is scheduled to be the opening act for all 40 dates. Since splitting from the legendary British group the Smiths almost two decades ago, Morrissey has had considerable success as a solo artist. “You Are the Quarry,” his 2004 album, was the biggest-selling hit of his career, peaking at number 11 on the Billboard 200 chart, and he followed that with last year’s “Ringleader of the Tormentors” which also sold well, peaking at number 27.

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