Okay, so, I know that fans of Morrissey are generally, by virtue of being fans of Morrissey, kind of into things being a bummer? But… this really is a bummer. And not just a pompadour-related bummer either.
According to Pitchfork, the crooner has been forced to postpone several of his US tourdates “in order to return to England to be with his mother, who has been hospitalized due to an illness.” Okay, type it with me, now: :(
Specifically, the shows scheduled beginning tomorrow for Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH, Flint, MI, and Chicago, IL, are being rescheduled, with the tour due to resume October 29 in Minneapolis, MN. Fans who purchased tickets for postponed shows are “encouraged to hold on to their tickets,” though, as rescheduling details are promised “within the coming days.” As a matter of fact, Morrissey fansite True to You has posted the press release that I keep quoting from, which, in typical Morrissey fashion, says it all better and more evocatively than I ever could.
Events for this forthcoming week are postponed - but not cancelled - as Morrissey has returned to England where his mother has been hospitalized and is unwell.
Those who have already purchased tickets for the dates in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Flint and Chicago are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and look out for the rescheduled dates. The new dates will be announced within the coming days.
The remainder of the US tour will be unaffected, resuming in Minneapolis on Oct 29.
Morrissey US tour:
10.23.12 - Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
10.24.12 - Columbus, OH - LC Indoor Pavilion
10.26.12 - Flint, MI - James H Whiting Auditorium
10.27.12 - Chicago, IL - The Chicago Theater
10.29.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre
10.30.12 - Clear Lake, IA - Surf Ballroom
11.01.12 - Lincoln, NE - Rococo Theater
11.03.12 - Denver, CO - Ellie Caulkins Opera House
11.04.12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
11.08.12 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theater
11.10.12 - Bellingham, WA - Mount Baker Theater
11.11.12 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
11.14.12 - Davis, CA - Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
11.16.12 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
11.17.12 - Reno, NV - John Ascuaga’s Nugget, Rose Ballroom
11.21.12 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
11.23.12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at the Chelsea Ballroom
11.24.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Staples Center
11.27.12 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11.28.12 - Wichita Falls, TX - Kay Yeager Coliseum
11.30.12 - Pharr, TX - Pharr Events Center
12.01.12 - Beamount, TX - Jefferson Theater
12.03.12 - Atlanta, GA - Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
12.05.12 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
12.07.12 - North Bethesda, MD - The Music Center at Strathmore
12.08.12 - Atlantic City, NJ - House of Blues at Showboat Atlantic City
• Morrissey: http://www.itsmorrisseysworld.com