Morrissey cancels Philly show ‘due to illness in the touring party’

When Morrissey announced his latest tour around new record Low In High School, plenty of jokes were made about the never-ending threat of postponement and cancellation. Well, the threat has become reality once again, as Mozzer has “postponed” tonight’s show in at The Fillmore in Philadelphia.

The reason? It’s due to “illness in the touring party,” according to the venue.

The news comes a few weeks after a show at an outdoor venue in California was cancelled by the former Smiths singer due to cold weather and a broken stage heater.

Boston’s show, the last on Morrissey’s North American tour, is set for this Thursday (December 7) at The Orpheum.

Morrissey’s cancellation habits are well documented by now, but Slicing Up Eyeballs has a breakdown of the latest: “Always a risky ticket buy, Morrissey’s tours have grown more trouble-plagued in recent years. This past spring, he canceled his third concert in San Antonio, Texas, in just six months after his voice went out. And that came after his U.S. tour in late 2016 was beset with cancellations and reschedulings after keyboard player Gustavo Manzur fell ill before a show in Boulder, Colo.”

We’ll see how Thursday plays out.

Featured image by Hamish Brown.