Morrissey’s Canadian tour that was to have started Sunday night in Vancouver is on the rocks after at least the first two concerts — if not most of the trek — are being pushed to October “due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident incurred while traveling in Europe.”

“The artist is on the path to a swift recovery,” according to a statement shared by the Vancouver venue.

The postponement of the Vancouver concerts set for Sunday and Monday nights was announced in a since-deleted post to Morrissey’s official Facebook page. It read:

“Due to a medical emergency stemming form an accident incurred while traveling in Europe, Morrissey will be forced to postpone his performances in Vancouver to October 14th and 15th, 2019. Spirits are high and the artist is on the path to a swift recovery. All tickets will be valid for the new date and exchanges will not be necessary. Thank you for your understanding. Morrissey looks forward to making his long-awaited return to the city and wishes to deeply thank everyone for their patience. All remaining dates on Morrissey’s tour will resume as planned, commencing in Toronto on Friday Apr 26.”

Some of that language — including the line about the accident — was echoed by the Vancouver concerts’ promoters, who have confirmed the postponements on social media. And fans also have shared alerts from Ticketmaster that also include the message about Morrissey’s medical emergency.

The message, however, only refers to the rescheduling of the first two concerts on Morrissey’s nine-date Canadian trek, but then says the tour will resume in Toronto on April 26 — which would mean planned concerts in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg also are to be rescheduled.

UPDATE: The Edmonton concert has been postponed until Oct. 10. The Calgary date also has been postponed, but with no new date yet announced.

 


The new Vancouver dates now will come after Morrissey’s seven-night residency on Broadway and his just-announced fall U.S. tour with Interpol. See Morrissey’s full tour dates below.

 

Morrissey tour dates

CANADA
April 14: Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre
April 15: Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre

April 17: Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium
April 18: Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium
April 20: Saskatoon, SK, TCU Place
April 22: Winnipeg, MB, Centennial Concert Hall
April 26: Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
April 27: Toronto, ON, Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
April 29: Montreal, QC, MTELUS
Oct. 10: Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubliee Auditorium (Rescheduled) 
Oct. 14: Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre (Rescheduled) 
Oct. 15: Vancouver, BC, Orpheum Theatre (Rescheduled) 

UNITED STATES
May 2: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
May 3: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
May 4: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
May 7: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
May 8: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
May 10: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
May 11: Lunt-Fontanne Theater, New York, NY
Sept. 5: Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD (with Interpol)
Sept. 7: Forest Hills Stadium, Queens, NY (with Interpol)
Sept. 9: BB&T Pavilion, Philadelphia, PA (with Interpol)
Sept. 11: Fraze Pavilion, Kettering, OH (with Interpol)
Sept. 13: Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Detroit, MI (with Interpol)
Sept. 14: Ravinia Amphitheater, Chicago, IL (with Interpol)
Sept. 18: Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX (with Interpol)
Sept. 20: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX (with Interpol)
Sept. 21: White Oak Outdoor Lawn, Houston, TX (with Interpol)
Sept. 28: Saltair Pavilion, Salt Lake City, UT (with Interpol)
Sept. 30: Theatre of the Clouds, Portland, OR (with Interpol)
Oct. 3: Bill Graham Auditorium, San Francisco, CA (with Interpol)
Oct. 5: Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA (with Interpol)
Oct. 6: Pechanga Arena, San Diego, CA (with Interpol)

 

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