Morrissey will start his American tour in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre Thursday, and we have a pair of tickets to give away.

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Last fall, Morrissey revealed that he had underwent a series of cancer treatments. With typical Morrissey flair for the dramatic, he said:

If I die, then I die. And if I don’t, then I don’t. Right now I feel good. I am aware that in some of my recent photos I look somewhat unhealthy, but that’s what illness can do. I’m not going to worry about that, I’ll rest when I’m dead.

Still, reports from recent shows suggest that he's good spirits and good healrth. In a review of a spring show in CardiffThe Guardian's Ben Thompson said he was enthusiastic and more committed to the show than he had seemed for a while:

[O]n this occasion he gives every appearance of being glad to be among us – reaching out with what looks like real tenderness to touch the hands of a loyally frenzied front row, and swishing stockily about the stage like the proprietor of a faintly disreputable martial arts summer camp.

From his archly commanding stage banter – “I did hear somebody ‘boo’, and I’d like a full explanation if you don’t mind” – to an all-the-more-moving-for-being-so-unexpected tribute to the recent passing of Free’s Andy Fraser, everything Morrissey says tonight feels judicious and considered. 

My Spilt Milk has a pair of tickets to see Morrissey when he starts his American tour Thursday at the Saenger Theatre. Register here for a chance to win. The contest closes Wednesday at 5 p.m.