Moz’s May 26 show at London’s Mile End Troxy will now take place July 18 and his May 28-30 gigs O2 Academy Brixton have been moved to July 19, 21 and 22 respectively.
Tickets for the original shows will be honored for the new ones. And here’s a bit of good news for fans who couldn’t score seats before: any returned tickets will be resold.
In addition, two other postponed shows, Birmingham Symphony Hall and London RAH, have been moved to October 23 and 27 and four new shows in Swindon, Bournemouth, Leeds and Sheffield have been added to the October schedule.
Morrissey took to his Web site today to let fans know he was feeling better:
I am very pleased to confirm that we will resume at Luxembourg this coming Friday (June 5), absorbed and collected. I have been reconstructed by a Wiltshire hospital and I am as close to good health as I’m likely to get.
I apologize to everyone caught up in the to-ing and fro-ing, but the disappointment of postponement is less than the disappointment of hearing me sing on one engine.
The singer also talked about a new B-sides compilation, Swords, coming this fall and said he “cried” when Years of Refusal was “booted off the number one spot.” Somehow that’s hard to picture.
Of course, Moz saved the best part of his missive for last, warning fans to “Beware of false imitations.”
I would like to point out that some passable creature is using my name and sending sharply chiseled replies to people via Twitter, MySpace and Facebook. This person is not me. Not enough happens in my life that I would wish to share it with others. I do not scan these sites – or whatever they are – so I can only hope that whoever is posing as me is at least worth talking to.
The man is nothing if not modest.
Read Morrissey’s entire message to fans here.