Monday, February 25, 2013 , Updated 11:13 a.m., March 16, 2013
UPDATEDx2: Morrissey cancels Dallas show — again
After rescheduling once, Morrissey canceled his April 15 show and the rest of his U.S. tour due to illness.
UPDATEx2: Steven Patrick Morrissey already axed one Dallas date, when his February 18 gig at the Palladium Ballroom was no-go'd courtesy a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus, which only sounds like a Moz song title. He eventually picked out a new date: April 15. But, no, sorry — that one’s off the calendar too, along with the two dozen or so other shows that were to round out his North American tour.
The news broke overnight, and the press release just landed in the inbox: “A series of medical mishaps,” including those previously mentioned ailments and a bout of double pneumonia, have claimed the tour for good.
No word from the Palladium on refunds just yet.
ORIGINAL STORY: Morrissey is back on tour. He canceled several weeks of concerts in January and February due to a bleeding ulcer, but those dates have since been rescheduled,
beginning with a performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" on February 26.
[UPDATE: So much for "Kimmel." Morrissey objects to sharing the show with the stars of Duck Dynasty and has canceled his appearance. He said in a statement: "As far as my reputation is concerned, I can't take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers. If Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty then we must step away."]
The tour includes 25 rescheduled dates, plus three new additions -- at Hollywood High School in California; Richmond, Virginia; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
According to a statement, "All tickets previously purchased will be honored at rescheduled dates, except Flint and San Francisco (Warfield Theater) where new tickets will need to be purchased."
The rescheduled tour is a continuation of last year’s canceled tour -- a little ironic, our friends at The Indie-Verse point out. The former frontman of The Smiths is posting updates on true-to-you.net, where he said on February 16, "I fully realize that the word 'cancellation' in every known dictionary is followed by my own name, but no morale drops as low as my own at the mere suggestion of re-jigging shows. I sincerely ask for your pardon and your understanding."
Morrissey last performed in Dallas in November 2011. During that visit, he famously got his hair cut in Fair Park, then took the cut hairs with him.
Below are Morrissey's rescheduled 2013 North American tour dates:
- 2/27 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theater
- 3/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
- 3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood High School
- 3/4 Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center
- 3/6 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
- 3/8 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
- 3/9 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
- 3/18 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
- 3/19 Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
- 3/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum
- 3/23 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
- 3/27 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
- 3/29 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
- 3/30 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
- 4/2 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
- 4/3 Richmond, VA @ National
- 4/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
- 4/8 Flint, MI @ Whiting Auditorium
- 4/9 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater
- 4/12 Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater
- 4/13 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
- 4/15 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
- 4/16 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
- 4/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
- 4/20 Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
- 4/23 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
- 4/26 Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
- 4/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
- 4/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
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