Morrissey Finally Joins Twitter: ‘Spent the Day in Bed’

Former Smiths frontman joins social media to promote his new song and upcoming tour

Last Updated: September 19, 2017 @ 4:04 PM

Welcome to 2007, Steven Patrick Morrissey.

The legendary British singer better known simply as Morrissey has finally joined Twitter, over a decade after the social media platform became a global phenomena.

The moody Mancunian’s first tweet said: “Spent the day in bed …”

That seemed obscure to the uninitiated, especially when followed up by, “OR WA CA AZ UT CO MO IL MI DC NY PA MA,” but it is actually name of his new single and the acronyms for the states he’s set to visit during his upcoming North American tour.

The former Smiths frontman went on to tease an audio clip of the new song, along with a pitch for his upcoming album, “Low In High School.”

Fans are hoping his Twitter feed will be become both personal and political, not just promotional, as Morrissey has been outspoken in his dislike for President Trump (“he can’t be allowed to represent America”), the U.S. police, Prime Minister Theresa May and even Queen Elizabeth II.

“The Queen receives absurd praise for her ‘strong words’ against the attack, yet she does not cancel today’s garden party at Buckingham Palace — for which no criticism is allowed in the Britain of free press,” the “Suedehead” singer said in May following the terror attack at an Ariane Grande concert in Manchester.

Morrissey and The Smiths became the voice of the shoe-gazer generation in the 1980s, before the singer found huge cult success as a solo artist. Having grown up on Manchester, Morrissey has lived in Los Angeles for a number of years and is next set to perform in the Hollywood Bowl for a pair of shows in November.

See his first tweets below.

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