Morrissey cancels two US shows due to ‘band illness’

Morrissey has cancelled two US gigs due to “band illness”.

Earlier this month, the musician abandoned his Los Angeles gig after just 30 minutes.

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.

The band member said: “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue. Very sorry. We’ll see you next time.”

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 the 63-year-old star had complained of being “too cold”, but no reason was given from Morrissey’s camp.

And now, Morrissey has pulled two shows in Salt Lake City and Denver this week, with the North American jaunt due to resume at The Fillmore in Minneapolis, on Friday (25.11.22) – “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.

“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 ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ hitmaker was dropped by his label BMG in 2020, and he had been set to release his 14th studio album ‘Bonfire Of Teenagers’ in February next year.

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.”

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.”

Morrissey is known for his outspoken views, previously calling halal meat “evil”.

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