As Pitchfork reported on Monday, Morrissey announced that select dates of his 2012 Fall tour would be postponed due to his mother’s illness. Only dates in Pittsburg, PA, Columbus, OH, Flint, MI, and Chicago, IL were canceled.
However, it was announced this afternoon that Morrissey will now be cancelling the entirety of his Fall 2012 tour. He plans to reschedule the gigs and the following statement was issued to fans:
All remaining dates on the current US Tour have been postponed – but not cancelled – as Morrissey has returned to England where his mother has been hospitalized and is unwell. Due to issues with his mother’s health, Morrissey will need to remain by her side during this difficult period.
Those who have already purchased tickets for all upcoming dates are highly encouraged to hold on to their tickets and look out for the rescheduled dates. The new dates will be announced shortly.
Morrissey would like to thank everyone for their understanding and patience as the shows are being prepared for a swift reschedule.
Ticketholders are encouraged to hold onto their tickets. For now, check out these videos of Morrissey performing on the Colbert Report.