If you were wondering how far Morrissey would get into his current U.S. tour before canceling a concert, well, the answer is three dates. Tonight, the mercurial former Smiths frontman pulled the plug on his outdoor concert in Paso Robles, Calif., because it was too cold — temperatures reportedly were in the 40s — and the venue’s on-stage heating system wasn’t working.
Moz was slated to perform tonight at the 3,000-seat Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles in central California. But, according to social media accounts by very disgruntled fans, temperatures were hovering around 47 degrees when an announcement was made that the concert was off.
As you can see in the video below, a woman’s voice is heard over the amphitheater’s PA saying, “Due to an inoperable heating system on stage, tonight’s engagement is postponed.” Fans are then told the date will be rescheduled as part of the venue’s 2018 season. Needless to say, this doesn’t go over well.
Morrissey has performed just three concerts so far on his fall tour, opening the trek in Portland, Ore., then performing in Seattle and San Francisco. The 16-date tour is now scheduled to move on to the Los Angeles area for a pair of concerts at the Hollywood Bowl with opener Billy Idol on Friday and Saturday.
Always a risky ticket buy, Morrissey’s tours have grown more trouble-plagued in recent years. This past spring, he canceled his third concert in San Antonio, Texas, in just six months after his voice went out. And that came after his U.S. tour in late 2016 was beset with cancellations and reschedulings after keyboard player Gustavo Manzur fell ill before a show in Boulder, Colo.
Morrissey is due to release his latest album, Low in High School, on Nov. 17.
Below, a sampling of fans’ displeasure at Moz’s latest cancellation.
— Kathleen ☁️☁️☁️ (@krobbins24) November 6, 2017
— El_hopo (@TheBadGuyElHopo) November 6, 2017
— Jen Blatz (@jnblatz) November 6, 2017
— Brenda @MichaelBlunt (@brendaatmbs) November 6, 2017
— r-man (@amorfelino79) November 6, 2017
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