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Morrissey postpones LA show (30 minutes after taking to the stage)

By | Published on Monday 14 November 2022


Morrissey this weekend postponed a show in Los Angeles. Although he had already been on stage for 30 minutes when he decided to do so.

Saturday’s gig at the Greek Theatre in LA was the second date of a US tour. Half an hour into the show – after performing The Smiths’ ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’ – Morrissey put his microphone back onto the stand and walked off stage. His band waited for him to return for several minutes before also disappearing.

After several more minutes of the audience staring at an empty stage, guitarists Jesse Tobias and Allan Whyte returned, with Whyte telling the audience: “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue. Very sorry. We’ll see you next time”.

An update on the Greek Theatre website now says that the “concert has been postponed to a TBD date”, while a message on Morrissey’s Facebook page told fans who attended the show that he and his band “love you and are grateful for your support”, telling them that they should “stand by for further announcements coming shortly”.

No reason has been given for the show being cut short, although the rumour is that Morrissey decided that he was too cold. The next show on the tour is the first of two at The Magnolia in El Cajon, California. Someone buy a fan heater.