They call themselves the Sweet & Tender Hooligans, and theyve been playing Smiths tunes since 1992 around their hometown of Los Angeles.
But now theyre going to Morrisseys hometown, Manchester, England, and this Friday (Jun. 16), they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the Smiths The Queen Is Dead album by playing it in its entirety.
Morrissey and the other Smiths members are reportedly all fans of the goth-pop revival act, according to Jose Maldanado, the Hooligans Mexican-American frontman whos lovingly called the Mexican Morrissey by rabid fans.
According to Maldanado, Morrissey has even introduced himself onstage, saying, Hello. Were The Sweet & Tender Hooligans.
Maldanado adds that interviewers often point out the oddity of a Mexican-American Morrissey, but that even the tough crowds in England have nothing but positive things to say to us.
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