Declaring “Go! Go! Go!” from the stage, Morrissey ejected a sign-waving protester from the audience of his concert in Portland, Ore., on Monday night, then canceled tonight’s scheduled performance in Seattle — though it’s not clear if the two events are connected in any way.
Video posted to YouTube by 21st Century Vomit — watch it below — shows a person in the crowd with a sign that said “Bigmouth indeed” and another with the trident-like symbol of For Britain — a far-right nationalist party in the U.K. that Morrissey has been criticized for supporting — crossed out.
Prior to playing “Hairdresser on Fire,” Morrissey said, “Let’s be quite frank. When you with the sign are removed, I will continue. Otherwise, get out now.” As the crowd cheered on, Morrissey repeated “Go! Go! Go!” and “We don’t need you.” Finally, the protester was escorted out, and the show continued.
Around midday today, the WAMU Theater in Seattle announced: “Due to circumstances beyond our control, Morrissey will not be able to perform tonight’s concert.” The venue offered refunds to ticketbuyers, and said Morrissey’s tour with Interpol would continue Thursday in San Francisco.
The cancellation follows the postponement last month of Morrissey’s Houston concert, with the singer citing the “extreme flood conditions” in the area in the wake of Tropical Storm Imelda — though many fans noted no such conditions existed by that point in the city.
Below, check out video of the protester’s ejection, and see Morrissey’s remaining tour dates.
⚠️ SHOW CANCELLATION ⚠️
Due to circumstances beyond our control, Morrissey will not be able to perform tonight’s concert scheduled in Seattle, Washington.
Refunds will come from point of purchase. The Morrissey /Interpol tour will resume as scheduled in San Francisco on Thursday.
— WAMU Theater (@WAMUTheater) October 1, 2019
Morrissey tour dates
Oct. 1: WaMu Theater, Seattle, WA (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)
Oct. 10: Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB
Oct. 11: Southern Albert Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, Canada
Oct. 14: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct. 15: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Oct. 21: Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Canada
Oct. 26: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA (with Interpol)
Oct. 28: White Oak Outdoor Lawn, Houston, TX (Rescheduled — with Interpol)
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