Low in High School album, while acknowledging his lifelong love of distinctly unhip ’60s female crooners such as Cilla Black and Lulu, incorporates throwback synths, some glam-rock strut and even grungy guitars. But it’s his instinct for earworm melodies and semi-sardonic lyrics that will carry this Morrissey record, just as all those before it. The paranormally age-defying Idol’s polished, arena-intended hard rock will surely morph the Bowl into a massive sing-along — but the backstage banter between him and Moz remains hard to imagine. Also Saturday, Nov. 11.
Apparently united only by Britishness and mid-1980s career explosions — Morrissey as singer for indie untouchables The Smiths; punky ex–Generation X frontman Idol as a solo artist — this incongruous bill pairs special guest Idol’s swaggering “Rebel Yell” with the headliner’s signature misfit mope. Judging by single “Spent the Day in Bed” and recent live teasers, Morrissey’s imminent