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Ill Health Forces Morrissey To Cancel US Tour

posted 16 Mar 2013, 07:56 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 16 Mar 2013, 07:57 ]

Ex-Smiths frontman Morrissey cancels remaining US tour dated due to ongoing health issues.

SIRE RECORDS -  Steven Morrissey, former frontman of the band, The Smiths, has been forced to cancel 22 remaining US tour dates due to health issues, a spokesperson for the singer announced on Friday (March 15).

In a statement, Morrissey's publicist said the singer has suffered a series of medical mishaps over the past few months including a bleeding ulcer, Barrett's esophagus and double pneumonia.

The 53-year-old Morrissey, whose hits include "First of the Gang to Die" and "Irish Blood, English Heart," toured North America last fall, played some shows in Australiaand New Zealand in December and came back to perform in the United Statesearlier this year.

Morrissey founded The Smiths with Johnny Marr in 1982 and the two musicians co-wrote the band's songs for four albums before going their separate ways in 1987.

Full refunds for the cancelled shows are available at point of purchase.

Remaining Morrissey North American Tour Cancelled Dates:

3/18 Lawrence, KS at Liberty Hall

3/19 Lincoln, NE at Rococo Theatre

3/22 Minneapolis, MN at Orpheum

3/23 Chicago, IL at Chicago Theater

3/27 Clear Lake, IA at Surf Ballroom

3/29 Nashville, TN at Ryman Auditorium

3/30 Atlanta, GA at Cobb Energy Center

4/2 Asheville, NC at Orange Peel

4/3 Richmond, VA at National

4/6 Philadelphia, PA at Tower Theater

4/8 Flint, MI at Whiting Auditorium

4/9 Indianapolis, IN at Murat Theater

4/12 Beaumont, TX at Jefferson Theater

4/13 Pharr, TX at Pharr Entertainment Center

4/15 Dallas, TX at Palladium

4/16 Austin, TX at Austin Music Hall

4/19 Phoenix, AZ at Marquee Theater

4/20 Las Vegas, NV at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

4/23 El Paso, TX at Tricky Falls

4/26 Denver, CO at Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre

4/28 Salt Lake City, UT at Kingsbury Hall

4/30 San Francisco, CA at The Warfield