Third Times a Charm? Morrissey Reschedules U.S. Dates
Morrissey’s going to try a North American tour again after two failed attempts. He’s back with a 28-date trek through the continent.
Most of the new dates (25 to be exact) are rescheduled dates he was forced to postpone last year and earlier this year, and he’s added three additional dates, as well.
The tour will kick off tomorrow, February 27 at the Balboa Theater in San Diego, and Morrissey will stay on the road through an April 30 appearance at the Warfield in San Francisco.
Morrissey was originally set to appear on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” tonight, February 26, but has since cancelled because he found out the other guests booked are the stars of the popular A&E reality show “Duck Dynasty.”
“Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ tomorrow, February 26,” said a statement from the singer’s camp. “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.”
Morrissey himself added to the 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.”
It appears that Morrissey’s people have been in talk with Kimmel to find a compromise, and it was offered that Morrissey could tape his performance, but it appears no settlement could be reached.
Morrissey missed a months worth of dates earlier this year due to a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus. He also cancelled North American shows last year due to the illness of his mother.
The tour will include a March 2 date at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and it was initially reported that the venue would go all vegetarian for the first time during the show. However, that claim was later denied by AEG, the owner of the arena.