Morrissey, the former Smiths frontman, is having trouble selling tickets to his U.S. tour.
He kicked-off the tour with Interpol earlier this month, stopping in Columbia, New York, Camden, and Kettering. However, according to Consequence of Sound, the trek isn’t pulling in the audience that he would have hoped. Seat maps for upcoming venues on Ticketmaster show that Rochester Hills, Portland, and Seattle dates look pretty empty. While gigs in California are selling well, including the Los Angeles show at the Hollywood Bowl, they’re still not selling as good as they should, with multiple tickets still available.
His upcoming show in Rochester Hills tomorrow is still loaded with empty seats:
The gig in Seattle early October isn’t selling any better:
COS even pointed out that tickets were being sold for last night’s show in Camden for as low as $7 on the secondary market.
While there isn’t exactly a specific reason for the low sales, many fans say that they could be linked to the fact that Morrissey is notorious for cancelling shows. Since 2012, he’s postponed or cancelled 141 concerts; just last year, he cancelled his entire UK and European leg due to “logistical circumstances,” and earlier this year, he postponed his Canadian tour due to a medical emergency he faced while traveling in Europe.
This past spring, Morrissey played a Broadway residency at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater and dropped the record California Sun, which includes features from artists like Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, and Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene.