Changes: Morrissey, OFF! & Fly Music Festival
Morrissey won’t be making it to Texas this week. An announcement on his Facebook page Feb. 8 said the gigs are being postponed because “the doctor has ordered Morrissey to rest for two additional weeks.”
The British singer/songwriter had already called off a string of U.S. dates in late January and early February. After a spokeswoman released a statement saying he had checked into a hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., Jan. 25 for a bleeding ulcer, Moz sent in his own quote to the Morrissey zine True to You Jan. 31, explaining that he also received treatment for a concussion and Barrett’s esophagus.
The Texas performances were scheduled Feb. 12 in El Paso, Feb. 13 in Austin, Feb. 15 in Pharr, Feb. 16 in Beaumont and Feb. 18 in Dallas. Fans are advised to hold onto their ticket for the rescheduled shows, which will be announced soon.
His next show is Feb. 21 at Denver’s Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre.
As for OFF!, the following message was posted on the band’s Facebook page Feb. 8:
“Sadly, we have to cancel our West Coast tour due to illness. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to performing in these cities in the near future.”
Rolling Stone points out that earlier this month the magazine talked to frontman Keith Morris about how the diabetic musician recently went into a “diabetic-induced coma” after waiting too long to eat lunch.
OFF! gigs were booked through Feb. 17 including stops in Los Angeles; San Francisco; Portland, Ore.; Vancouver; Seattle; Boise, Idaho; Salt Lake City and Denver.
And finally, India’s Fly Music Festival isn’t going to fly this year. Scheduled Feb. 16-17 in Delhi and Bangalore, the festival had lined up Limp Bizkit, Anthrax, Ray Manzarek, KT Tunstall, Mastodon and more.
A statement from festival organizer Percept Live said Fly Music Festival was canceled “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Percept Live CEO Manuj Agarwal went into more details.
“Due to the extremely tight timelines between our announcement and the actual event, Fly Music Festival could not garner the reach and hype that an event of this stature required for successful execution. In addition the unseasonal rains in Delhi have caused delay in the massive production required. We have approximately 200 people from various bands flying in from across the globe for Fly Music festival and we cannot take a chance of them not being able to perform in a conducive environment. We take complete responsibility for not being able to deliver the promised music experience to fans and artists and apologise unconditionally. We promise to reschedule Fly Music Festival.”
Fans who purchased tickets through Book My Show or Kya Zoonga will be contacted for a full refund.
For more information visit FlyMusicFestival.com.