Morrissey has been forced to reschedule two dates of his first Canadian tour in 15 years.
The Smiths frontman announced that he would not be performing his opening tour date in Vancouver last night (14th April) and the following in Edmonton (15th April), citing a ‘‘medical emergency” that cropped up while travelling.
The singer’s future dates have also been put in question, but the initial Canadian dates have now been pushed back to 14th and 15th October 2019.
A statement issued via Ticketmaster read: “Due to a medical emergency stemming from an accident incurred while traveling in Europe, Morrissey will be forced to postpone his performances in Vancouver to October 14th and 15th, 2019.
“Spirits are high and the artist is on the path to a swift recovery. All tickets will be valid for the new date and exchanges will not be necessary. Thank you for your understanding.
“Morrissey looks forward to making his long-awaited return to the city and wishes to deeply thank everyone for their patience. All remaining dates on Morrissey’s tour will resume as planned, commencing in Toronto on Friday, Apr 26th.”
The postponed dates are in support of his latest covers record, California Son, which is set to come out 24th May features collaborations with Billie Joe Armstrong, Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, Broken Social Scene’s Ariel Engle and more.
The former Smiths frontman has previously cancelled or postponed over 130 concerts since 2012.
In September and October, he is set to head out on a 14-date tour which features Interpol in a supporting slot.