Morrissey is only two shows into his U.S. tour and is already acting very … Morrissey. Last night (Nov. 12) at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Moz split after just nine songs and 30 minutes on stage. “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue,” one of his band members told the crowd. “Very sorry. We’ll see you next time.”
The announcement (seen in the fan video below) was met with resounding boos, and already the internet is on fire with theories. One that’s being shared repeatedly says that Morrissey was “too cold.” As a reminder, the show was in Los Angeles … not Fargo. According to The Weather Channel, lows at night in L.A. right now are still at or near 50 degrees. Also, this is a November tour at an amphitheater, so maybe the same amount of planning he puts into banning meat items on venue food menus could have been put into packing a parka. Over the years, Morrissey has canceled many shows both at the last minute and sometimes while on stage, like Saturday night.
This was the last show on the Greek Theatre’s concert calendar for the year (the venue doesn’t reopen until April), so there may be some validity to the gripes about the weather. However, others in the crowd still came prepared for the conditions and for a full show. Other theories suggest Morrissey may have been sick, with some in attendance sharing that he struggled to get through the first batch of songs.
The Greek Theatre‘s website released a statement that said the show “has been postponed to a TBD date. Please continue to monitor our website for further information.” A post on Morrissey’s Instagram page thanked fans for coming to the show and said that they should “stand by for further announcements coming shortly.” However, that didn’t provide solace for fans who paid hundreds of dollars to see Moz perform at the famed venue.
Morrissey recently announced a new album, Bonfire of Teenagers, which will be released on Capitol Records in February. Produced by Andrew Watt, it will feature contributions from the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Flea as well as Iggy Pop, Miley Cyrus, and Pluralone/Pearl Jam touring member Josh Klinghoffer.
— Aaron Moss (@copyrightlately) November 13, 2022
— Jeeniez (@JJazissey) November 12, 2022