Morrissey called off his Los Angeles concert after 30 minutes due to “extreme cold.”
Morrissey called off his Saturday performance at Los Angeles’ Greek Theatre after only 30 minutes due to the freezing temperatures.
At the end of the second night of his “Live in Concert” tour on Saturday, November 12, the 63-year-old frontman for The Smiths abruptly left the stage.
Morrissey, who will be headlining the Castro Theatre’s first official concert under the new management of Another Planet Entertainment on Sunday, November 19, told the crowd before he left, “As I think you know, it’s extremely cold, Can you tell? I can. However, we will steam on. Where to? Who knows.”
One of his bandmates came back to apologise shortly after he stormed left.
“Sorry, but due to unforeseen circumstances, the show is not going to continue,” he stated to audible boos. “Very sorry. We’ll see you next time. Apologies.”
According to AccuWeather, the weather in Los Angeles ranged from a low of 49 degrees to a high of 71 degrees on Saturday, and was in the mid-50s during Morrissey’s outdoor set.
The next day, without offering an apology or explanation, the singer from Manchester, England (where the weather is often freezing to awful) wrote a message on Instagram about the event.
“Thank you for coming out last night, L.A. We love you and are grateful for your support,” Morrissey stated. “Please stand by for further announcements coming shortly.”
The Greek Theatre announced the postponement of the performance on its website.
Morrissey informed his audience on Monday, November 14 that the release of his next album “Bonfire of the Teenagers” has been postponed indefinitely. It “is no longer scheduled for a February release,” as previously announced, his website states. Capitol Records has complete control over its future.
Morrissey has a bad notoriety in the Bay Area for not finishing or even showing up to his shows.
The Warfield in San Francisco in 2013, the Paramount Theatre in Oakland in 2009, and the Alice 97.3’s Now & Zen Festival in Golden Gate Park in 2004 were all venues where he had to cancel at the last minute. In 2017, he had to cancel a show in Paso Robles (San Luis Obispo County) due to a malfunctioning stage heater.