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Indie pop rock icon Morrissey still has the pull to sell out stadiums and other venues worldwide thanks to his adoring fans - young and older - who just can't seem to get enough of his catchy pop songs and more often, dreary, whiny ballads about how the world hates him, how sad and depressed he is and why love never seems to work out for him.

Morrissey has been touring the world for the past 21 months, notching up more than 150 shows from Seattle to Tokyo to London and New York. What's going on man? Are you trying to prove something?

But more interesting is why does Morrissey continues to say no to a Smiths' Reunion. In fact, he recently turned down a $75 million payout to perform 50 shows as part of a Smiths' reunion.

Naturally Morrissey (I hate writing your stupid name, much less having to say it; use your full real name dude - it's not like you're Oprah), the former lead singer of indie pop legends, The Smiths, has stirred up speculation of a possible reunion of the one of the most popular post punk bands ever.

According to TicketNews, Morrissey was approached during the course of the summer by a consortium of music event promoters, in the wake of the success of The Police, U2 and The Rolling Stones tours, with a $75 million offer for a Smiths' reunion tour in 2008 and/or 2009.

The offer called for Morrissey to do a minimum of 50 shows worldwide with the other members of the band. The promoters only conditions were reportedly that the shows be promoted with The Smiths' moniker and that Johnny Marr be included in the reunion tour.

Morrissey apparently turned down the offer. Despite this news, Morrissey and Smiths' fans worldwide are relentless and continue to speculate if a reunion tour was imminent.

Morrissey put an end to those rumors this week, instead announced a string of new solo shows, with extended dates in New York City and Los Angeles. What a jerk - get over it and do a reunion tour bitch before it's too late. 8-

See for more information on the show schedules, tickets and fan pages.

(Check this page later for updated links, MP3s and more from Morrissey and The Smiths)

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