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Morrissey’s live return hit a snag as his originally scheduled appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Wednesday night will not happen after learning the cast of the A&E duck hunting-based reality show Duck Dynasty are also appearing on the same evening.
Standing behind his beliefs for animal rights, he refused to appear with the Robertsons from Duck Dynasty and demanded them to be rebooked for another night.
According to the show’s website, the musical guest would be Churchill and not Morrissey.
He issued a statement in regards to the matter:
“Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, February 26. However, he cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of Duck Dynasty will also be guests. Morrissey would be honored to play the show, if Duck Dynasty were removed.
As far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers. If Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty then we must step away.”
Morrissey has rescheduled his upcoming tour dates to be begin on February 27th in San Diego, CA. As part of his animal rights activism, it was reported that his upcoming show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA would be serving 100% vegetarian and vegan food.
Morrissey Tour Dates:
Feb 27: San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre ^
Mar 01: Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center ^*
Mar 02: Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood High School ^
Mar 04: Davis, CA – Robert Mondavi Center ^
Mar 06: Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre ^
Mar 08: Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall ^
Mar 09: San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom ^
Mar 14: Mexico City, Mexico – Vive Latino Festival
Mar 18: Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall ^
Mar 19: Lincoln, NE – Rococo Theatre ^
Mar 22: Minneapolis, MN – Orpheum ^
Mar 23: Chicago, IL – Chicago Theater ^
Mar 27: Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom ^
Mar 29: Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium ^
Mar 30: Atlanta, GA – Cobb Energy Center ^
Apr 02: Asheville, NC – Orange Peel ^
Apr 03: Richmond, VA – National ^
Apr 06: Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater ^
Apr 08: Flint, MI – Whiting Auditorium ^
Apr 09: Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theater ^
Apr 12: Beaumont, TX – Jefferson Theater ^
Apr 13: Pharr, TX – Pharr Entertainment Center ^
Apr 15: Dallas, TX – Palladium ^
Apr 16: Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall ^
Apr 19: Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater ^
Apr 20: Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas ^
Apr 23: El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls ^
Apr 26: Denver, CO – Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre ^
Apr 28: Salt Lake City, UT – Kingsbury Hall ^
Apr 30: San Francisco, CA – The Warfield ^
^ with Kristeen Young
* with Patti Smith and Her Band