The return of Morrissey on stage is close to happening. The singer will perform in Los Angeles on May 10 and in New York on June 21, and veterans Tom Jones and Cliff Richard announced as opening acts.
The Welshman Tom Jones has sold over 100 million records and had 19 hits in the U.S. charts. Despite having recorded several albums with pop, rock and R & B, he is still seen as a crooner or a singer of more classical style, in line Tony Bennett or Frank Sinatra.
The choice of Sir Cliff Richard is even more curious. He is considered the Elvis British and dominated the British market until the arrival of the Beatles. With millions of albums sold.
Already in America he is almost a stranger. In England, despite his great popularity, rocker public and specialized media treat him more like a crooner clearly conservative with strong religious inclination, than a rocker.
Question is how the public will react to these opening acts.