Morrissey disappoints US fans AGAIN after cancelling two state-side shows

‘We will take a moment to restore and recover’: Morrissey disappoints US fans AGAIN after cancelling two state-side shows due to ‘band illness’ – days after abandoning LA gig

  • The legendary singer has pulled two shows in Salt Lake City and Denver this week, with the tour due to resume on Friday 
  • Earlier this month the Smiths frontman was playing a solo gig at the Greek theatre when he left the stage abruptly
  • No official reason was been given for the cancellation, but several fans online have suggested that Morrissey was ‘too cold’ 
  • Morrissey’s official Instagram said: ‘Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support’ 

Morrissey has cancelled two US gigs due to “band illness” – just weeks after abandoning his Los Angeles show within thirty minutes. 

The legendary singer, 63, has pulled two shows in Salt Lake City and Denver this week, with the North American tour due to resume in Fillmore, Minneapolis, on Friday – “all being well”. 

A social media statement read: ‘Due to band illness, we are devastated to announce we cannot proceed with tonight’s show in Salt Lake City and tomorrow’s show in Denver.

Not happening: Morrissey has cancelled two US gigs due to ¿band illness¿ - just weeks after abandoning his Los Angeles show within thirty minutes

Not happening: Morrissey has cancelled two US gigs due to “band illness” – just weeks after abandoning his Los Angeles show within thirty minutes

‘Thank you to the fans for the ongoing love and support while we take a moment to restore and recover. All being well, M and the band will be back on stage in Minneapolis on Friday night.’ 

The former Smiths star was playing a solo gig at the famous Greek Theatre on November 12 when he left the stage abruptly, leaving a member of his band to inform the audience the concert was postponed.

Disappointed fans were told: ‘Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue. Very sorry. We’ll see you next time.’ 

A social media statement read: 'Due to band illness, we are devastated to announce we cannot proceed with tonight¿s show in Salt Lake City and tomorrow¿s show in Denver'

A social media statement read: ‘Due to band illness, we are devastated to announce we cannot proceed with tonight’s show in Salt Lake City and tomorrow’s show in Denver’ 

Mystery: The former Smiths star was playing a solo gig at the famous Greek Theatre on November 12 when he left the stage abruptly

Mystery: The former Smiths star was playing a solo gig at the famous Greek Theatre on November 12 when he left the stage abruptly

A note on Morrissey’s official Instagram page read: ‘Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support. Please stand by for further announcements coming shortly.’ 

Many fans took to Twitter to claim Morrissey had complained of being “too cold”, but no reason was given from Morrissey’s camp.

The singer was dropped by his label BMG in 2020, and had been set to release his 14th studio album Bonfire Of Teenagers in February next year.

He's off: A member of his band was given the unenviable task of informing the audience the concert was postponed

He’s off: A member of his band was given the unenviable task of informing the audience the concert was postponed

Cancelled: The singer was playing a solo gig at the Greek theatre in LA when he left the stage abruptly

Cancelled: The singer was playing a solo gig at the Greek theatre in LA when he left the stage abruptly

Left in the lurch: Fans at The Greek Theatre, which holds 5,900 people, were left wondering what to do with the rest of their evening after the singer cancelled the gig

Left in the lurch: Fans at The Greek Theatre, which holds 5,900 people, were left wondering what to do with the rest of their evening after the singer cancelled the gig

However, that is no longer the case, with Morrissey claiming he’s waiting on Capitol Records to make a decision.

Teasing the LP last year, he said: ‘The worst year of my life concludes with the best album of my life.’ 

Upon hearing he had been let go by his label, Morrissey said it was “perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020.”

Unimpressed: Fans said the musician started almost an hour late at The Greek Theatre, which is located in LA's Griffith Park

Unimpressed: Fans said the musician started almost an hour late at The Greek Theatre, which is located in LA’s Griffith Park

Statement: Morrissey's official Instagram said: 'Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support. Please stand by for further announcements coming shortly'

Statement: Morrissey’s official Instagram said: ‘Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support. Please stand by for further announcements coming shortly’

He wrote at the time: ‘This is perfectly in keeping with the relentless galvanic horror of 2020. We would be critically insane to expect anything positive. 

‘My three albums with BMG have been the best of my career, and I stand by them till death. Recording them has been a pivotal period in my life, and I thank the previous BMG team and everyone involved for that. 

‘It’s still important to me to do music my own way, and I wouldn’t want to be on a label that dictates so specifically how their artists should behave – especially when the word ‘talent’ is notably never mentioned.’ 

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