An illness has caused English singer-songwriter Morrissey to delay the start of his U.S. tour leg. The first four dates of the spring tour, originally scheduled to start tomorrow (February 28), have all been cancelled.

The affected concerts are all in Florida: February 28 at the Centre for the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre in Boca Raton, March 1 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, March 3 at Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, and March 4 at Jannus Landing in St. Petersburg. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.

“Morrissey hopes to be fit and well and back out on the road again soon,” according to a statement on the artist’s official Web site.

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The singer-songwriter’s national tour will resume as previously scheduled with a March 6 concert at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC. Nearly 30 concerts are booked through the culminating performance for Morrissey’s U.S. tour leg on April 17 at the Coachella Valley Music Festival in Indio, CA.

Morrissey is touring in support of his tenth solo album, “Years of Refusal,” which was released in the U.S. on February 17. So far the record has hit a peak of No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

Last Updated on February 28, 2009