Morrissey Beefs Up Rescheduled Tour, Actual Beef Content Still in Question

Meatlessness of Staples Center show remains a mystery

Morrissey Reschedules Cancelled Shows Staples Center
Morrissey to the world: Come at me, bro. / Photo by Getty Images
Chris Martins WRITTEN BY
Chris Martins

Since October, Morrissey has been on a show-canceling spree. First he nixed some dates to hang with his ailing mum. Then came the bleeding ulcer, and his wry death pronouncement about the entire thing (which had grown to include a condition known as Barrett's esophagus). And while his forthcoming sold-out show at Los Angeles' Staples Center arena is still on, the Moz and the venue have been in a serious standoff over the night's purported meat content.

But at last, good touring news has arrived. After a freshly confirmed February 26 Jimmy Kimmel Live! performance — plus a previously announced San Diego date and the aforementioned L.A. flesh-as-food fest — the former Smiths singer will embark on a 25-date run that kicks off at a rather unorthodox venue: Hollywood High School. Presumably he's already checked in with the cafeteria to make sure Sloppy Joe Day is not concurrently scheduled.

Morrissey 2013 tour dates:

February 27 - San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theater
March 1 - Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center*
March 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood High School
March 4 - Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center
March 6 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
March 8 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
March 9 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
March 18 - Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
March 19 - Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
March 22 - Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum
March 23 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
March 27 - Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
March 29 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
March 30 - Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
April 2 - Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
April 3 - Richmond, VA @ National
April 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
April 8 - Flint, MI @ Whiting Auditorium
April 9 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater
April 12 - Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater
April 13 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
April 15 - Dallas, TX @ Palladium
April 16 - Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
April 19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
April 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
April 23 - El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
April 26 - Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
April 28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
April 30 - San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

*Special guests Patti Smith and her band
**Kristeen Young will open on all nights

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