Morrissey to star at town hall concert


THE town hall is to welcome former Smiths legend Morrissey.

The 51-year-old musician this week announced a string of dates as part of a UK tour.

And Hawick is included among a list of other venues in June including Perth City Hall, Inverness Ironworks, Bradford and Cheltenham.

Up-and-coming band Brother are supporting the singer-songwriter at the town hall gig.

Morrissey has been described by music magazine NME as “one of the most influential artists ever,” and the Independent stated: “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that he has reached in his lifetime.”

News that Morrissey is to grace the town hall stage follows hot on the heels of a hugely successful performance by Glasvegas at the turn of the year and the appearance of UK chart sensation Tinchy Stryder last October.