Morrissey Cancels LA Performance 30 Minutes In Due to ‘Unforeseen Circumstances’

Morrissey leaves LA performance

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Morrissey cancels his LA performance after 30 minutes due to ‘unforeseen circumstances.’

Morrissey canceled his Los Angeles show at the Greek Theatre on Saturday night, leaving the stage unannounced after only nine songs. The former Smiths frontman walked off stage after singing “Girlfriend in a Coma.” After a period of silence with his band left waiting on stage, a bandmate told the crowd, “Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue. Very sorry. We’ll see you next time.”

No official reason has been provided for the cancellation, but reports have suggested that the singer was “too cold” during his performance and decided not to come back out. Morrissey is yet to respond to rumors or release an official statement about the cancellation.

However, a message on Morrissey’s official Instagram account reads, “Thank you for coming out last night, LA. We love you and are grateful for your support. Please stand by for further announcements coming shortly.”

Morrissey’s North American headline tour started Friday, November 11, in Ontario, California, with the tour set through early December. There is no indication that the LA show cancelation will affect the rest of the tour dates.

Morrissey Live in Concert 2022 Tour


  • 14 | The Magnolia in El Cajon, CA
  • 15 | The Magnolia in El Cajon, CA
  • 18 | Fox Theater in Oakland, CA
  • 22 | The Union Event Center in Salt Lake City, UT
  • 23 | Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO
  • 25 | The Fillmore in Minneapolis, MN
  • 26 | The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI
  • 28 | The Anthem in Washington, DC
  • 30 | Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, NY


  • 1 | Prudential Hall at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ
  • 4 | MGM Music Hall at Fenway in Boston, MA

The former Smiths frontman’s long-awaited 14th solo album, Bonfire of Teenagers, was first announced in May 2021. The album will feature special guests, including Miley Cyrus, Iggy Pop, and members of Red Hot Chili Peppers.