This time around, it only took Morrissey until the fourth tour stop to cancel a show.
Fans at a packed Vina Robles Ampthitheatre in central California awaited the former Smiths singer for hours before the announcement came over the PA system, after the show’s scheduled start time, that it would be postponed because it was ‘too cold’.
Stereogum reports that temperatures hung in the low 40’s last night in Paso Robles, and that the venue’s onstage heating system was not working. Morrissey never even stepped foot on stage.
Steven Patrick Morrissey, better known simply by his last name, began his solo career post-Smiths in 1988. Since then, he has built quite a reputation for cancelling concerts – in fact, he has cancelled or postponed 123 concerts in the last five years alone.
While touring can of course be taxing on the body and the occasional illness is unavoidable, you’d think the British-born singer would be able to brave a chilly night.
The singer is currently on a 16-stop tour across the U.S. promoting his forthcoming album Low In High School, to be released on November 17. His next stops are at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles this weekend- but buyer beware.
Fans were promised this show would be rescheduled in 2018, but after standing around in the cold weather themselves for hours, they were pretty unforgiving about the last-minute cancellation.
It's likely to be chilly in March mate…are you going to turn up?
— huwneill (@huwneill) November 6, 2017