Morrissey needs no introduction. He is a cult icon in our little musical world; a poet, artist and visionary wrapped all in one. He is indie's darling, a spit on mainstream's collective shoe, and arguably the greatest pop artist to ever live.
I guess that is an introduction.
It's no surprise that Morrissey's show tonight at Rapids Theatre sold out almost immediately. He'll sell out whatever venue is put in front of him. Many will go solely on the basis of hearing one or two Smiths songs, others will celebrate his whole body of work, while other's will go just to catch a glimpse of the man...and possibly touch him, as crazy Morrissey fans are wont to do.
Opening the show is one of the more intriguing artists to come out recently. Kristeen Young's sound is hard to describe. Influenced by electronic soundscapes, pop music, and soaring-Bjork influenced melodic lines (operatic at times), Kristeen is an original, and in this day and age that counts for something.
Hopefully you got your tickets already. If not, you missed the boat. Sucks to be you.