Morrissey rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the band The Smiths. The band was highly successful in the United Kingdom but broke up in 1987, and Morrissey began a solo career, making the top ten of the UK Singles Charton ten occasions. Widely regarded as an important innovator in indie music, Morrissey has been described by music magazine NME as "one of the most influential artists ever," and The Independent has stated "most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status he has reached in his lifetime." Pitchfork Media has called him "one of the most singular figures in Western popular culture from the last twenty years."
So, want to see him at the Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco in November? Lucky you! We've got tickets!
All you have to do to enter our giveaway is answer the following question:
What was the name of the first band Morrissey was in?
Email us your answer and full name for Will Call to firstname.lastname@example.org and from all correct entries, we'll randomly select 2 winners for 1 pair of tickets each. Deadline to enter is Monday, June 25 at 9am.
Want a reminder of why you love Morrissey so much? Here he is with The Smiths:
Value of each ticket: $79.50. You must be a California resident and 18 years or older to participate. Employees of KQED are not eligible to enter.