Just as he was set to kick off his first Canadian tour in 15 years, Morrissey has postponed or canceled most of his Canadian dates due to a “medical emergency.” The tour was supposed to have kicked off Sunday night (April 14) in Vancouver. The staunch animal rights activist and vegan boycotted Canada until now because of seal hunting, and had planned to donate a portion of proceeds from all of the tour’s ticket sales to 15 animal rescue organizations.
However a statement issued by Ticketmaster over the weekend read as follows: “due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident incurred while traveling in Europe, Morrissey will be forced to postpone his performances in Vancouver to October 14th and 15th, 2019. Spirits are high and the artist is on the path to a swift recovery. All tickets will be valid for the new date and exchanges will not be necessary. Thank you for your understanding. Morrissey looks forward to making his long-awaited return to the city and wishes to deeply thank everyone for their patience. All remaining dates on Morrissey’s tour will resume as planned, commencing in Toronto on Friday Apr 26.”
Those remaining dates — in Calgary (April 17), Edmonton (April 18), Saskatoon (April 20) and Winnipeg (April 22) — were also postponed or canceled shortly following that announcement.
Morrissey is slated to make his Broadway debut in May at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, May 2-4, and 8-11, ahead of his new album, California Son, which drops May 24.
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