NME.com, via Billboard, has reported that Morrissey is to sign a new record deal and release a greatest-hits compilation.
The singer's manager, Merck Mercuriadis, told Billboard:
"He'll be back out in January. We'll take a short break and then start again in March. He loves to play off the beaten track. It's also what allows him to continue going for 18 months. Everything is a fresh experience."
Those January tour dates are expected to be announced very soon. We'll have them for you when we know them ourselves. As for the label in question: we don't know that yet, either. But it's not, oh I dunno, Kranky.
Morrissey eh? What a maverick renegade.