Morrissey, circa 2009

Seems Morrissey’s health issues aren’t behind him, after all: Six dates into his rescheduled North American tour, the former Smiths frontman this afternoon announced that tonight’s sold-out concert at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco “will not take place” due to the singer’s “ongoing medical condition.” No word whether the show will be rescheduled.

Morrissey, who performed in Portland, Ore., last night, released a statement through quasi-official fansite True To You indicating that his next planned concert, set for Thursday in Mexico City, “remains scheduled.”

As fans will note, the cancellation of tonight’s concert follows a long and storied pattern of scrubbed shows in the San Francisco Bay Area. Morrissey’s current schedule, however, already included another San Francisco show: a tour-ending concert at The Warfield on April 30.

Moz’s tour — derailed while he underwent treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus — resumed Feb. 27 in San Diego following a dust-up over the singer’s booking on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Morrissey postponed 19 concerts since falling ill Jan. 24 on a tour that already had been rescheduled from last fall, when he abruptly canceled the bulk of the dates to return to England to see his sick mother.

UPDATE: Tonight’s concert has now been rescheduled for May 1.

UPDATE #2: Morrissey, according to a new statement posted to True To You on Sunday night, is being treated for “double pneumonia,” but vows to resume touring this week. See full statement below:

Morrissey is presently being treated in San Francisco for “double pneumonia”, but remains on course to headline the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City on March 14. Morrissey’s show at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco will now take place on May 1. His show at Washington’s National Theater for April 5 has sold out within eight seconds.

Morrissey has apologized for the “extreme and silly” venue security at Portland’s Arlene Schnitzer Theater during his show there (March 8), commenting: “place an obese McDonalds fry-girl into a venue security uniform and she is suddenly Eva Braun.

 

Morrissey North American tour dates:

March 9: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
March 14: Vive Latino Festival, Mexico City, Mexico
March 18: Liberty Hall, Lawrence, KS
March 19: Rococo Theatre, Lincoln, NE
March 22: Orpheum, Minneapolis, MN
March 23: Chicago Theater, Chicago, IL
March 27: Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, IA
March 29: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
March 30: Cobb Energy Center, Atlanta, GA
April 2: Orange Peel, Asheville, NC
April 3: National, Richmond, VA
April 5: National Theatre, Washington, D.C.
April 6: Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA
April 8: Whiting Auditorium, Flint, MI
April 9: Murat Theater, Indianapolis, IN
April 12: Jefferson Theater, Beaumont, TX
April 13: Pharr Entertainment Center, Pharr, TX
April 15: Palladium, Dallas, TX
April 16: Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX
April 19: Marquee Theater, Phoenix, AZ
April 20: The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
April 23: Tricky Falls, El Paso, TX
April 26: Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, Denver, CO
April 28: Kingsbury Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
April 30: The Warfield, San Francisco, CA
May 1: Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA (Rescheduled date)

 

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