For the second time in a year, a U.S. tour by Morrissey has stumbled to a halt amid medical-related cancellations. This afternoon, Boston’s Orpheum Theatre announced Moz’s tour-ending concert on Thursday is being canceled “due to illness in the touring party” — the same excuse given two days ago when the singer scrubbed his Philadelphia show.
Between those two would-be concerts, Morrissey also backed out of Tuesday night’s scheduled appearance on “Late Night with Stephen Colbert.” Morrissey is next scheduled to perform at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas in Los Angeles on Sunday, and is slated to appear on “CBS This Morning” on Dec. 16. After that, he opens an 11-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland in February.
Show update: It is with great regret that we must inform you that tomorrow evening's Morrissey performance at The Orpheum has been cancelled due to illness in the touring party. Additional details… pic.twitter.com/6EjDeJmsdP
— Orpheum Theatre (@OrpheumBoston) December 6, 2017
Thursday night’s cancellation is the third of Morrissey’s 16-date U.S. tour in support of the just-released Low in High School; he also pulled the plug on a concert in Paso Robles, Calif., last month because because it was too cold — temperatures were in the 40s — and the venue’s on-stage heating system wasn’t working.
Morrissey in recent years has seemingly grown into and embraced his reputation as a fickle concert canceler. This past spring, he canceled his third concert in San Antonio, Texas, in just six months after his voice went out. And almost exactly a year ago, his late-fall U.S. tour was beset with cancellations and reschedulings — and rescheduled concerts that ultimately were canceled, too — after keyboard player Gustavo Manzur fell ill just before a planned show in Boulder, Colo.
See Morrissey’s upcoming dates below.
Morrissey tour dates:
Dec. 10: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Inglewood, CA, UsA
Feb. 16: BHGE Arena, Aberdeen, UK
Feb. 17: SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Feb. 20: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland
Feb. 23: Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, UK
Feb. 24: First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
Feb. 27: Genting Arena, Birmingham, UK
March 1: Brixton Academy, London, UK
March 3: Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK
March 7: Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
March 9: Alexandra Palace, London, UK
March 10: London Palladium, London, UK
March 17: Vive Latino, Mexico City, Mexico
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