According to a just-delivered press release,mope-rock legend Morrissey has postponed a handful of dates on his US tour to spend time with his sick mother. As of right now, Moz is still scheduled to make it to Clear Lake, Iowa for a performance at the Surf Ballroom, famously the site of the last performances by Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and The Big Bopper, who were killed in a plane crash not long after leaving the Surf Ballroom stage.
Check out the full text of the press release, the affected dates, and Morrissey's full performance from last year's Glastonbury performance below.
Events for this forthcoming week are postponed – but not cancelled – as Morrissey has returned to England where his mother has been hospitalized and is unwell.
Those who have already purchased tickets for the dates in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Flint and Chicago are encouraged to hold on to their tickets and look out for the rescheduled dates. The new dates will be announced within the coming days.
The remainder of the US tour will be unaffected, resuming in Minneapolis on Oct 29.
Morrissey 2012 U.S. tour dates:
October 23 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall
October 24 – Columbus, OH @ LC Indoor Pavilion
October 26 – Flint, MI @ James H Whiting Auditorium
October 27 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
October 29 – Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum Theatre
October 30 – Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
November 1 – Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
November 3 – Denver, CO @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
November 4 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall at University of Utah
November 8 – Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
November 10 – Bellingham, WA @ Mount Baker Theatre
November 11 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
November 14 – Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center at UC Davis
November 16 – San Francisco, CA @ Davies Symphony Hall
November 17 – Reno, NV @ John Ascuaga's Nugget – Rose Ballroom
November 21 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
November 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas at The Chelsea Ballroom
November 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center Arena w/ Iggy and The Stooges as support
November 27 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
November 28 – Wichita Falls, TX @ Kay Yeager Coliseum
November 30 – Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
December 1 – Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theatre
December 3 – Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
December 5 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
December 7 – North Bethesda, MD @ The Music Center at Strathmore
December 8 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Resort and Casino – House of Blues