Morrissey Day in LA And The Latinx Connection

The city council of Los Angeles declared November 10 as “Morrissey Day”. An honor that is close to many Mexican American fans who have embraced the British star for his melancholic lyrics that touch on bi-cultural identity and the parallels of his sound to Mexican ballads and ranchera music.

Steven Patrick Morrissey, who was once the vocalist for the alternative rock band, The Smiths, will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend. His latest album, Low in High School, will be released on November 17, 2017.

“Los Angeles embraces individuality, compassion, and creativity, and Morrissey expresses those values in a way that moves Angelenos of all age. Morrissey Day celebrates an artist whose music has captivated and inspired generations of people who may not always fit in — because they were born to stand out,” Said Mayor Eric Garcetti.

The following are some links with information on Morrissey Day and the phenomenom of this artists’ Latinx fan base.

A llorar de alegría: Se declara día de Morrissey en Los Ángeles

L.A. declares Friday ‘Morrissey Day’ timed to singer’s Hollywood Bowl shows

The love affair between Mexican Americans and Morrissey isn’t that surprising

Morrissey and Mexico fit together like hand in glove. Is that really so strange?