Boxers Tour

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Boxers Tour
Concert tour by Morrissey
Location United Kingdom
Associated album Boxers
Start date February 3, 1995
End date February 26, 1995
Legs 1


18 in United Kingdom

The Boxers Tour was a concert tour by Morrissey, taking place in February of 1995. Lasting barely a month, the tour was organized in support of Morrissey's latest single, "Boxers", and the upcoming compilation, "World of Morrissey", as both releases featured boxers prominently. To further highlight the tour's name, Morrissey applied fake bruises and cuts to his face, and used a backdrop of Cornelius Carr, the boxer featured in the single's music video and the sleeve art for the compilation. Worthy to note, it was also Morrissey's first tour in in more than two years. Along with a new bassist, who was replacing the former Gary Day, the band stormed through a slew of dates in the UK.

Out of the tour, two concerts were recorded and released as two official recordings. Two nights, Sheffield and Blackburn were filmed by James O'Brien, and was released the next year, under the title, "Introducing Morrissey". It first aired earlier in late 1995 on British television. The final show, a concert at London's Drury Lane Royal Theatre, was recorded by the BBC for later broadcast. The full concert was rarely aired, most of the broadcasts including only seven songs or less, including commercials. "Billy Budd", "Why Don't You Find Out for Yourself", "Now My Heart Is Full" from the recording were first released on "The Boy Racer" single later in the year. "We'll Let You Know" and "Now My Heart Is Full" was later released on the 2012 single Mael mix of "Suedehead" as b-sides. The full concert, minus encore "Shoplifters of the World Unite" was later released as a second disc on the 20th Anniversary Edition of "Vauxhall & I".

Date City Country Venue/event
UK Leg
February 3, 1995 Glasgow United Kingdom Barrowlands
February 4, 1995 Motherwell Civic Centre
February 5, 1995 Edinburgh Usher Hall
February 7, 1995 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
February 8, 1995 Blackpool Empress Ballroom
February 9, 1995 Cambridge Cambridge Corn Exchange
February 11, 1995 Birmingham Aston Villa Leisure Centre
February 12, 1995 London Ilford Island
February 13, 1995 Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
February 15, 1995 Kingston upon Hull Hull City Hall
February 16, 1995 Bradford St George's Hall, Bradford
February 17, 1995 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
February 19, 1995 Ipswich Regent Theatre
February 20, 1995 Cardiff St. David's Hall
February 21, 1995 Bristol Colston Hall
February 20, 1995 Cardiff St. David's Hall