Morrissey Cancels U.S. Tour, Kristeen Young Calls Move ‘Too Much and Bizarre’

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.11.14 in News

After canceling and postponing several dates on his current U.S. tour, Morrissey has decided to scrap the rest of his run entirely due to a respiratory infection. Here is his full statement on the matter, via True To You:

Morrissey announces the close down of the present U.S. tour with “unimaginable sorrow”. On Saturday, June 7th, following the show at Boston Opera House, Morrissey collapsed and was rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital where doctors treated Morrissey for “acute fever”. Difficulties had arisen on May 31st following Kristeen Young’s opening set at the Miami Knight Concert Hall, after which Kristeen confessed to “a horrendous cold”, the symptoms of which were passed on to Morrissey resulting in the cancellation of the next show in Atlanta. For the good of all, Kristeen was asked to step down from the immediate upcoming shows, but instead she decided to leave the tour entirely. Morrissey and the band wish her well and hope she is now in good health. Morrissey received medical attention in Miami, and once again in Boston, but it was not enough to shake off the virus, the recovery time for which is too lengthy to meet the final 9 shows of the tour. Morrissey and the band are otherwise delighted and very grateful for their experiences on the U.S. tour, some shows of which they considered to be their best-ever, most notably:

1 BOSTON Opera House
2 LOS ANGELES Sports Arena
3 BEAUMONT Julie Rogers Theater
4 NASHVILLE Ryman Auditorium
5 MEMPHIS Orpheum Theater

Now, here’s where things get interesting: Kristeen Young claims Morrissey’s booking agent asked her to leave the tour and denies she made the decision on her own. And that “horrendous” cold or hers? Why, it was simply an allergy attack that was over in less than 24 hours.

“I am very sorry that Morrissey is not feeling well,” Young wrote on Facebook (via Pitchfork), in a statement that has since been taken down. “But I will not tolerate these lies … particularly about my health. This is really too much and bizarre.”

No kidding. Here’s are the cities who won’t be hearing “Kick the Bride Down the Aisle” anytime soon…

Morrissey’s cancelled tour dates:
6/4 Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center
6/6 Atlantic City, NJ – Revel Ovation Hall
6/10 Baltimore, MD – Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
6/11 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
6/13 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
6/14 Flint, MI – James Whiting Auditorium
6/16 Lewiston, NY – Artpark Main Stage Theater
6/17 Wilmington, DE – Grand Opera House
6/19 Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
6/21 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center #+