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How Soon Is Never? Morrissey Says He Won’t Perform at Riot Fest

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Proving once again that any involvement by Morrissey seems to ensure a certain amount of tension and miscommunication, the former Smiths singer reportedly will not be playing at Riot Fest as the festival announced last week.

A note posted on the official Morrissey fan site True To You reads: “As of this date (May 23), Morrissey is not a part of this year’s Chicago Riot Fest.”

Morrissey was revealed as one of the headliners of the event set for Sept. 16 through 18 in Chicago. Other artists announced include Social Distortion (performing White Light, White Heat, White Trash), Bob Mould, Brand New, Andrew W.K., Refused, Death Grips, the Specials, the Hives and the reunion of the Misfits.

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