by Julian Marszalek Staff | Photos by Splash

Tags: Morrissey, The Smiths 

Morrissey cancels Texas gig

'Health concerns' are cited


Morrissey cancels Texas gig Photo: Splash

Morrissey isn’t having the best of weeks after he was forced to cancel his gig in San Antonio, Texas last night (April 12) after reported “health concerns”. The cancellation comes just days after the singer cut short his set after just six songs in Tuscon, Arizona on Monday night (April 10).

The former Smiths frontman was scheduled to appear at San Antonio’s 2000 capacity Tobin Center but a message – written in capital letters presumably so there’d be no misunderstanding whatsoever – on the venue’s website told a different story.

“THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED,” the message reads. Or should that be screamed? “FOLLOWING HEALTH CONCERNS STEMMING FROM MORRISSEY'S APPEARANCE IN TUCSON, IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT TONIGHT'S SOLD OUT ENGAGEMENT IN SAN ANTONIO AT THE TOBIN CENTER IS CANCELLED TO ALLOW HIM TO FULLY RECUPERATE.” reported that Morrissey was forced to cut his set short earlier this week in Tuscon, Arizona after his voice gave out. He’d got as far as ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ when he brought the gig to a halt and told the crowd, “It seems I have left half my mouth in Guadalajara.”

Keyboard player Gustavo Manzur told the audience: “His voice is shot. You heard it, you heard it. He’s been trying, trying really hard. He came out, he tried. His voice is really shot. We’re sorry. He’s sorry. You know he tried.”

Promoters later emailed fans to apologise saying: "Obviously this was out of our control, and we are doing what we can to determine whether we will be able to reschedule Morrissey’s concert in the not-too-distant future. We appreciate your patience while we are negotiating with Morrissey’s management team.”

Morrissey’s tour is expected to resume in Houston, Texas, tomorrow evening (April 14).

Julian Marszalek


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