Morrissey’s Current Tour Officially Cancelled

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Well, it looks like the Morrissey Sickness Chronicles did not end last week when it was revealed that the former Smith’s frontman had to cancel a few dates from his current United States tour. Now, the rest of the tour has become a wash out with even the rescheduled Atlantic City date being cancelled.

At the time, it had just been a flu that no one knew where it came from, knocking out not only The Moz, but his entire crew. Now, it looks like the blame is being put on the former opening act, Kristeen Young.

After the cancelled tour dates had been announced, Young revealed she would no longer be on the tour when someone online wrote how excited they were to see her perform. She replied with a cryptic message saying that she would not be at the show or any others once the tour resumed.

Morrissey then revealed the tour would commence on Saturday, June 7 at Boston Opera House, but the singer reportedly collapsed and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital following his set.

What is suspicious, is the fact that the post blaming Young for the ailment on Morrissey’s blog, True to You, was written but not signed by the singer. Though he is a frequent poster on the blog, he typically would end the post by signing his name. This post did not feature that.

Young posted a new statement online, revealing that she did not decide to leave the tour on her own; rather, she was asked to leave the tour by Morrissey’s own booking manager, Dave Tamaroff. She was told that a new supporting band would be present in Boston to replace her and her band.

We’re going to take a shot in the dark and assume that all those tickets are going to be refunded and that Morrissey’s recent tours are in fact cursed.

Morrissey’s Current Tour Hits Road Blocks

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Just when we thought that Morrissey’s current tour was going to go off without a hitch, it looks like the former Smiths’ trek is becoming problematic once again.
 
Last time the Moz went on tour, everything that could go wrong, did from getting food poisoning to have to rush home to be with his ailing mother. When the current tour had been announced, you could hear the sound of people making bets on how long it would be before the tour would fall once again.
 
Yesterday, he flat out cancelled his stop in Atlanta (the fourth times in an 18 month span) and today, he has revealed plans to cancel tomorrow’s (June 5) stop in Atlantic City due to health problems, once again.
 
But all hope is not lost for those ticketholders for Atlantic City’s Reveal Ovation Hall, the venue announced that the show will be rescheduled for Sunday, June 22, and all previously purchased tickets will be honored. As for Atlanta, they are not so lucky; a rescheduled date has not been given yet.
 
According to the singer’s Facebook page, the tour is expected to “resume as originally scheduled, without question, at the Boston Opera House on Saturday, June 7.”

And that’s not where the bad news end. It appears that Kristeen Young may no longer be apart of the tour. After someone posted online how they were excited to see her open for Morrissey, she replied with “don’t get too excited” after she denied that she had gotten the virus that knocked Morrissey and the whole crew out.
 
Young then posted on Facebook, “We won’t be continuing as opening band for the Morrissey tour. Thanks to all who showed up early and gave us such life-sustaining enthusiasm. Thanks to Morrissey for his years of support and generosity. There are lots of plans and lots of possibilities and we can’t wait ti tear into them.”
Back in 2007, Young had been booted off of Morrissey’s tour, but has continued her role as supporting acts for the iconic singer. No explanation besides her statement has been released about the departure.
 
As of now, a handful of Morrissey tour dates remain, well before the release of his tenth studio album, World Peace is None of Your Business set to be released on July 15 through Harvest Records. 

REMAINING MORRISSEY TOUR STOPS:

June 7 – Boston Opera House – Boston, MA
June 10 – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall – Baltimore, MD
June 11 – Lincoln Theatre – Washington, DC
June 13 – Civic Opera House – Chicago, IL
June 14 – James Whiting Auditorium – Flint, MI 
June 16 – Artpark Main Stage Theater – Lewiston, NY
June 17 – Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE
June 19 – Hershey Theatre – Hershey, PA
June 21 – Barclays Center Arena – New York, NY
June 22 – Revel Ovation Hall – Atlantic City, NJ

Morrissey to Head Out on US Tour in May

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Stop the presses, because Morrissey has just announced a full United States tour. That’s right, following a year of ailments and cancelled tour stops, the Moz has revealed that he will be taking the US by storm in different sized venue. If that leaves you a little intrigued, it means that the former-Smiths frontman will be performing in some big named cities such as New York City, Los Angeles and Miami while also giving those in little cities such as Flint, MI and Lewiston, NY a little bit of love.

The singer will begin his trek in the states on May 7 in San Jose at the National Civic Auditorium and will go throughout the country eventually ending on June 21 in New York’s Barclays Center.

The tour dates which are posted below we posted onto the Morrissey fanzine, True to You, but an official statement on the matter will be done tomorrow. For two of the shows, Moz will have guests lined up to open for him: Tom Jones in Los Angeles and Cliff Richard in Brooklyn.

MORRISSEY TOUR DATES: 

May 7: San Jose CA City – National Civic Auditorium
May 10: Los Angeles CA – Los Angeles Sports Arena
May 13: El Paso TX – Plaza Theater
May 14: Albuquerque NM – Sunshine Theater
May 16: Salt Lake City UT – Kingsbury Hall
May 17: Denver CO – Ellie Caulkins Opera House
May 19: Lincoln NE – Rococo Theatre
May 20: Lawrence KS – Liberty Hall
May 22: Dallas TX – Majestic Theatre
May 24: Austin TX – Austin Music Hall
May 25: Beaumont TX – Julie Rogers Theatre
May 27: Memphis TN – Orpheum Theatre
May 28: Nashville TN – Ryman Auditorium
May 30: St Petersburg FL – Mahaffey Theater
May 31: Miami FL – Knight Concert Hall
June 4: Atlanta GA – Cobb Energy Center
June 6: Atlantic City NJ – Revel Ovation Hall
June 7: Boston MA – Boston Opera House
June 10: Baltimore MD – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
June 13: Chicago IL – Civic Opera House
June 14: Flint MI – James Whiting Auditorium
June 16: Lewiston NY – Artpark Main Stage Theater
June 17: Wilmington DE – Grand Opera House
June 19: Hershey PA – Hershey Theatre
June 21: New York NY – Barclays Center Arena

Morrissey also revealed that he had recently signed to Harvest Records, an imprint of Capitol, and is in the process of working on a new record, the follow-up to 2009’s Years of Refusal.

Here’s to hoping that all his ailments are now a thing of the past and the tour goes somewhat without a hitch.

Morrissey Autobiography IS Happening

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You know the Morrissey autobiography that has been lost in limbo for sometime now? Well, it looks like the ever-elusive piece of literature will indeed be happening after so much procrastination and push backs.

Last month, talks started once again that the book might not even happen when Morrissey got into a content disagreement with his publishing company, Penguin Classics. Some sources at that point were started to doubt that the book even existed when it turned out that not even some review copies had been printed and Morrissey was at that point fishing for another publisher.

To those nay-sayers that we doubting the existence of the book, it looks like it was very much real and alive and that the former-Smiths frontman and the publishing company have put the dispute behind them. The official release date for Morrissey’s Autobiography is due out October 17.

For now, you can read the full press release on behalf of Penguin Classics about the book.

On 17 October 2013, Penguin Classics will publish Autobiography by Morrissey.

Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982-1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades.

Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others.

An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv.

It has been said ‘Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.’

Penguin Classics will publish in the UK & Commonwealth and Europe.

‘Morrissey: 25 Live’ Theatrical Screenings

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With all the bad things that Morrissey has been going through this year, you known with his tour and stuff, it’s nice to know that some good is coming from this mess; his 25th anniversary concert film.

The concert film titled, Morrissey: 25 Live is set to screen in selected theaters on August 29. The performance movie was filmed during the singer’s intimate show on March 2 at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles and will be his first official film release since 2005’s Who Put The M In Manchester? 

After its theatrical released, the film will see a DVD release through Eagle Rock Entertainment and SpectiCast. For now, you can check out the list below to see which theater near you will be showing the film when it comes out.

Arizona

Chandler – Chandler Fashion 20
Flagstaff – Flagstaff 11
Peoria – Arrowhead Fountains 18
Scottsdale – iPic Theaters
Scottsdale – Scottsdale 101 14
Yuma – Yuma Palms 14

California

Moreno Valley – Moreno Valley 16
Palm Desert – Cinemas Palme d’Or
Pasadena – iPic Theaters
San Francisco – The Historic Balboa Theatre

Colorado

Denver – Northfield 18

Connecticut

New Haven – Criterion Cinemas
West Hartford – Criterion Cinemas at Blue Back Square

Delaware

Wilmington – World Cafe Live

Florida

Boca Raton – iPic Theaters

Georgia

Alpharetta – Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge
Duluth – Studio Movie Grill Duluth

Illinois

Bolingbrook – iPic Theaters
South Barrington – iPic Theaters
Wheaton – Studio Movie Grill Wheaton

Massachusetts

Arlington – Regent Theatre (Sept. 8)

Missouri

Kansas City – Tivoli Cinemas

New Hampshire

Concord – Capitol Center for the Arts (Sept. 6)

New Jersey

Ocean – Middlebrook Cinema 10
Parsippany – Parsippany Cinema 12
Ridgewood – Warner Theater
South Orange – South Orange 5

New York

Albany – Spectrum 8 Theatres (Sept. 25)
Buffalo – Amherst Theatre
New York – Chelsea Cinemas
Port Washington – Port Washington Cinemas
Schenectady – Movieland 6

North Carolina

Charlotte – Studio Movie Grill EpiCentre

Ohio

Cleveland Heights – Cedar Lee Theatre
Columbus – Gateway Film Center

Oklahoma 

Oklahoma City – Bricktown 16

Texas

Arlington – Studio Movie Grill Arlington
Austin – iPic Theaters
Dallas – Studio Movie Grill Dallas Royal Ln.
Dallas – Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
Fairview – iPic Theaters
Houston – Studio Movie Grill Copperfield
Houston – Studio Movie Grill City Centre
Lewisville – Studio Movie Grill Lewisville
Plano – Studio Movie Grill Plano
Southlake – Southlake 14

Virginia

Richmond – Movieland at Boulevard Square

Washington

Redmond – iPic Theaters

The Morrissey Cancellation Chronicles Continues

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Morrissey has revealed that his South American tour stops will be cancelled, officially, because of lack of funding(translation: no mulla in the bank). The Smith’s frontman released the following statement on his website where he explain why his Argentina and Brazil dates have been canned.

If I by chance your eye offend you

I am informed today that the projected tour of South America is snuffed out, thus euthanized – due, I’m reliably advised, to lack of funding. It’s quite easy to sell tickets, yet impossible to transport band and crew from F to G.
In a year when far too many disappointments have been buried this really is the last of many final straws, and I am not alone in feeling this. The future is suddenly absent, and my apologies are now so frequent as to be somewhat ridiculous, and it is I who apologize because no one else would bother. It is agonizing to be responsible for imparting such news – especially when it springs upon me unexpectedly and inexplicably. But the collapse of South America rings the curtain down with a colossal thud, and the major problems remain as insoluble now as they were in 2009. The obvious conclusion stares back at me from the mirror, and the wheels are finally off the covered wagon. Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us, and the only sensible solution seems to be the art of doing nothing.
As always I ask your pardon, and I offer pangs of overwhelming love and gratitude to the band and the crew, whose loyalty stretched above and beyond.

I shall see you in my dreams,
Morrissey
19 July 2013, Los Angeles”

This cancellation comes in the heels of him having to cancel the same dates due to some food poisoning that he and his crew suffered. Last year, he cancelled many tour dates to head back home to England to take care of his ailing mother. After that, he faced a bizarre series of medical issues which almost resulted in death.

But even with all this bad news about his tour, he does have one silver-lining,  Morrissey: 25 Live, a concert film captured during his Los Angeles performance will be released on Aug. 29.

Guess there is something to look forward to, Moz.

Morrissey Apologizes for Cancelled Dates

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This year has not been kind to former  Smiths frontman, Morrissey. Due to health issues, the singer has had to cancelled several tour stops, but this time, the cancellations are taking place outside of the United States during his South American tour stops.

The singer went onto his fansite, True to You and proceeded to release a rather amusing statement (because what else would you expect from him) where he describes what led to the food poisoning which he contact while eating out. He goes on to describe the meal as a “simple restaurant meal of penne pasta and tomato” which led to him and his entire team ending up in the hospital.

“Three hours later, both I, and security Liam have collapsed with a deadly and delirious bedridden disease. Five days of round-the-clock medical supervision just barely controls the corrosively toxic food poisoning. I know my luck too well. Sorrow replaces joy, and in every dream home a heartache. It could only be me,” he describes in the most hysterical way to describe the illness that they all contacted.

The two dates that he had in Peru (July 9 and 10) as well as the eight he was supposed to spend in Chile (July 15-26) had been scraped. Earlier this year, the singer had suffered from Barrett’s esophagus,  a bleeding ulcer and double pneumonia which all resulted in him missing several large chunks of his North American tour. While being interviewed by a Mexican reporter, Morrissey revealed that he had been told to retire from music because of all his health concerns.

Of course, he did what he wanted and went on with his touring schedule until this food poisoning wall came in the way. Since his last update, the singer has returned to his L.A. where his doctor has assured him that he’d be in tip-top shape for his upcoming shows in Argentina (July 28) and Brazil (July 30, Aug. 2 and Aug. 4).

Morrissey Readmitted into Hospital

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Not even a month after being released from the hospital, Morrissey has once again been admitted into the hospital, but this time in San Francisco. Due to his ailing health, the singer has had to cancel yet another couple of tour dates from his current tour.

“Due to Morrissey’s medical condition, tonight’s engagement at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco will need to be rescheduled and will now take place on May 1,” read an update on his Facebook page concerning his cancellations.

According to True to You, a Morrissey webzine that usually release statements about The Smith frontman, Morrissey “is presently being treated in San Francisco for ‘double pneumonia,’ but remains on court to headline the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City on March 14.”

This will be the second time that he has been admitted to the hospital in 2013. The first time was in Michigan this past January where it was confirmed that he had a bleeding ulcer which resulted in him having to reschedule stops in Chicago, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

After being released, he resumed his touring duties on Feb. 9 in Las Vegas and then pulled out of his Jimmy Kimmel Live appearance once he was informed that the co-guest stars would be the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty who make their living from selling equipment used to capture and kill ducks.

In case you didn’t know, Morrissey is a super serious about animal rights and just finished performing at the beginning of the month at the first ever Vegetarian Concert at the Staples Center in LA.

Morrissey Cancels Jimmy Kimmel Appearance

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Fans of Morrissey should not expect to see the singer on Jimmy Kimmel tonight. Morrissey was scheduled to perform on the late night show, but upon finding out that the cast of A&E’s Duck Dynasty would be one of the featured guests, the singer declined being a part of the episode.

For anyone not familiar with Duck Dynasty, the show follows a family of unexpected millionaires who make their money from selling products for duck hunters to use. It’s almost like a modern day version of The Beverly Hillbillies. Morrissey, being an animal right activist, decided to pass on the show because of that.

His rep released the following statement about this last minute cancellation:

“Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, Feb. 26. However, he cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of Duck Dynasty will also be guests. Morrissey would be honored to play the show, if Duck Dynasty were removed.”

In a twist, Morrissey, himself, released a statement as well to his fans saying:

“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.”

While Morrissey won’t be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight, the British singer will be making history this upcoming weekend by performing at the Staples Center for the first ever Vegetarian Concert, where everything will be 100% vegeatrian at the stadium.

Morrissey Cancels Three More Tour Dates

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After having to cancel several tour dates last month, Morrissey has released a statement letting fans know that he would have to cancel three more tour stops because of his health had been getting worse. Last month, he had to cancel six tour stops in Asheville, North Carolina; Nashville; Atlanta; Lawrence, Kansas; Clear Lake, Iowa; and Lincoln, Nebraska after being admitted into a Michigan hospital for a bleeding ulcer, but promised that he would postpone the dates and return as soon as he got better.

Dated Saturday, Feb. 16, Morrissey released a statement letting fans know how his condition has worsened and how he needs to cancel a few more tour dates. You can read the frontman’s full statement below:

I am terribly sorry that the next three shows have been moved back. The worst is for the best. I am certainly on the road to recovery, but caution and prevention demand further IV blood work lest I keel over and die before your very eyes. I apologize to an almost annoying degree for any trouble I’ve caused to anyone by way of travel plans and dog-sitters and ticket-outlay and re-molded hairstyles. I should be as fit as a ferret for San Diego. Please don’t be too appalled if you see me out and about this week in the Hollywood area. Perversely, it’s all in accordance with doctor’s orders: to have myself re-integrated with the call of the greasepaint and the smell of the crowd; the flash of light and the full thrust of mosh-pit sound. Illness turns the body into a complete stranger, and I’ll be testing the capabilities of my strides at the most unlikely music shows this week. The will to get on with it runs strong. Even death can be used as a springboard. For those scholars who are heatedly curious, my ulcer is now under reins, even if neither asleep nor dead, but the continued cause for concern is a slightly embarrassing absence of blood – most of which the bleeding ulcer relieved me of. Anemia sets its own terms with quite obvious biological conclusions, and I have spent these last weeks under expert medical care in Los Angeles with an almost erotic dependency on various IV drips. Sitting around reading indecent books is no substitute for continuing the tour, but my progress holds great promise and Flint shall not escape quite so lightly. We are all at the mercy of biological chance, and I once again beg for your liberal tolerance. If you bump into me this week at a heavy rock show, please understand that I’m lowering myself into the cut and thrust after weeks on ice – horizontal, with sockets empty of eyes. In the midst of the abyss, I’m saved by the news that tickets for the tour continue to sell very well, and my straightjacket twitches with excited gratitude. But the patient must be patient. Our goal, now, is San Diego, by which time my blood-work shall have finally taken its course and I shall be shot from a cannon and might even be equipped with an extra eye. We just never know, do we? Being on life’s danger list, I’ve found, actually prevents you from thinking about how you are, and there’s a bread-like warmth in giving in to whatever was meant for you and whatever wasn’t. The only critical mistake might be to confuse your pre-med with creativity – which is certainly worth the confusion if it renders you not fully present in your own life. Finally, I gorge myself on thanks for the many and varied messages of support that I’ve received over these recent four weeks. They have yanked me out of prolonged mood dips and cured a crisis of spirits. 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. As for those of you who claim to now be officially sick to death of me – if this is really true, then why exactly are you reading this? As a matter of fact, I am even prepared to humble myself to nothing before those who carp; you see, any hospital-stay leaves us in danger of becoming unnecessarily agreeable. Life will right itself.

Whatever happens, I love you.

Morrissey
Los Angeles
16 February 2013

Morrissey is currently scheduled to perform at the first ever Vegetarian Concert at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on March 1, but with his current state of health, there’s a chance that he might not be able to.