Morrissey’s long and dramatic path to Denver (a timeline)

Influential English indie-rock band the Smiths could have been a Denver band. Frontman Morrissey wrote in his 2013 autobiography that before the Smiths formed, he went on an extended trip to Colorado where “I rashly place a fruitless ad in the Rocky Mountain News in search of musicians.” But, of course, he returned to Manchester, where he, Johnny Marr, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce formed the short-lived and beloved band.

Watch: Morrissey attacked on stage by fans in San Jose

After years of cancellations and postponed tours, Morrissey fans must be overjoyed -- a little too overjoyed -- to see the singer. During the ex-Smiths singer's tour opener on Wednesday in San Jose a few fans rushed the stage to hug the performer and ended up tackling him to the ground and chased him off stage, according to NBC Bay Area.

Morrissey announces U.S. tour with a Denver date

Maybe Morrissey fans can get their hopes up for this one. After a series of postponements and tour cancellations throughout the last two years, the former Smiths frontman has announced a U.S. tour, which includes a Denver date, according to Pitchfork.

Morrissey says he may retire from music

By Tony Hicks, Contra Costa Times Morrissey says he may have to retire. The Smiths former singer canceled his North American tour -- including a Denver show -- earlier this month after suffering a series of setbacks and illnesses including pneumonia, a stomach ulcer and the throat condition Barrett's esophagus, according to MSN.com.