Morrissey will play a UK tour in March.

The 55-year-old musician has announced a string of tour dates for the spring, performing at six arenas in England, Wales and Scotland.

The 'There Is a Light That Never Goes Out' singer will play at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on March 13, before heading to Bournemouth, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow. The short tour will end on March 27 with a performance at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena.

The enigmatic star - who rose to fame in rock band The Smiths - went on tour in 2014 but played only one UK date at London's O2 Arena, which he later named as his favourite show of the year in an end-of-tour message on his website.

The announcement comes just days after the controversial character - who is known for his extreme views on animal rights - caused outrage by saying he felt ''delighted'' when he recently saw a matador get gored by a bull in Mexico City.

Writing on his fan site True to You, he said: ''I felt delighted this week to see serial killer Karla de los Angeles justifiably gored in a bullring in Mexico City against her largely defenseless opponent.

''Make no mistake: there is no such thing as bullfighting. For the torment and slaughter of each bull there is an avowed plan and a strict script, so therefore there is no possibility of a contest of any kind. (sic)''

Tickets for Morrissey's tour go on sale at 10am on Friday January 16.

Morrissey's 2015 UK tour dates are:

March 13 - Nottingham Capital FM Arena

March 14 - Bournemouth International Centre

March 18 - Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

March 20 - Leeds First Direct Arena

March 21 - Glasgow SSE Hydro

March 27 - Birmingham Barclaycard Arena