from press tv: Controversial British singer Steven Patrick Morrissey has announced his intention to perform in Iran alongside a number of local artists.
The 48-year-old vocalist is currently in negotiation with Iranian officials to appear at a concert in Iran during his Middle East tour in 2008.
Morrissey’s management is awaiting a formal response from Iran’s Ministry Of Culture and Islamic Guidance on the matter.
The performance which is slated for June will hopefully feature Arab pop star Kazem al-Sahir.
Morrissey has always been politically outspoken, criticizing the British Royal Family, former British prime ministers Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, and US President George W. Bush.
Morrissey rose to prominence in the 1980s as the lyricist and vocalist of the English band The Smiths. When the band broke up in 1987, Morrissey began a successful solo career, racking up ten Top 10 singles in the United Kingdom.
flashbacks: morrissey vs the fbi & morrissey: los angeles a ‘police state’
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