Watch Morrissey Cover The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang”
The track is off a forthcoming re-release of Low in High SchoolPhoto by Karl Walter/Getty Music News Morrissey
Morrissey has released a video for his cover of The Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang,” off the singer’s forthcoming special-edition re-release of Low in High School, out Dec. 7 through BMG. The re-release will feature four unreleased original tracks, five live covers of Morrissey’s favorite artists, and a limited-edition lithographed photograph of Morrissey, according to a press release.
The video comes ahead of Morrissey’s scheduled performance of his “Back on the Chain Gang” cover on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Nov. 7, and features the singer performing in front of a wall of posters, all of which feature his likeness, pulled from various points in the man’s career. It’s a tribute to The Pretenders, by way of a tribute to Morrissey himself.
Watch Morrissey’s video for “Back on the Chain Gang” and hear The Pretenders perform the track live circa 1985 below. Morrissey will be touring for the remainder of the year—find those dates further down.
Morrissey Fall 2018 Tour Dates:
01 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Microsoft Theater (w/ Joan Jett)
03 – Long Beach, Calif. @ Tropicalia Festival
10 – San Diego, Calif. @ Copley Symphony Hall
23 – Mexico City, Mexico @ National Auditorium
27 – Lima, Peru @ Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición
30 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil @ Fundição Progresso
02 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Espaco Das Americas
05 – Asunción, Paraguay @ Centro de Convenciones De La Conmebol
07 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Direct TV Arena
14 – Mostazal, Chile @ Gran Arena Monticello
15 – Santiago, Chile @ Movistar Arena