Morrissey returns to Australia in 2016 with Newcastle, Wollongong, Canberra shows | video

MORRISSEY will head to the Hunter as part of a world tour announced on Wednesday. 

The singer, who fronted The Smiths before launching a solo career, most recently visited NSW for the Vivid festival in 2015. 

Sydney appears to have missed out on the most recent tour. Instead, “Moz” will visit regional NSW.

Dates for the new shows would take the British singer to Canberra, Wollongong and Newcastle. 

The Hunter show is slated for October 31. Ticket details are yet to be confirmed.

He will also play Adelaide and Melbourne on the Australian leg of a tour which also covers Asia and the United States. 

Morrissey’s former band The Smiths have long been touted as one of Britain’s all-time great indie groups. Founded in Manchester in 1982, the act split acrimoniously in the late 1980s. 

The band have regularly refused increasingly lucrative offers for them to reform ever since. 

Morrissey himself has since recorded almost a dozen albums in the intervening decades, including Vauxhall & I and You Are the Quarry. He has become a cult figure due to his dry wit and introspective lyrics.

Tickets to his May 2015 shows in Sydney awarded through a ballot process.