Morrissey Postpones More Shows Due to Keyboardist's Illness

Singer delays four gigs due to health of touring band member

Morrissey was forced to reschedule four shows following his keyboard player's collapse in Denver last week. Credit: J. Shearer/WireImage/Getty

Morrissey announced he will postpone four concerts in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago and Houston for dates later in December, due to the illness of his keyboardist Gustavo Manzur. Earlier in November, Morrissey canceled a show in Boulder, Colorado after Manzur collapsed backstage. Shows in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio were subsequently canceled to give Manzur time to recover.

Cleveland, Ohio's The State Theater where Morrissey was slated to play on Friday, said the singer issued the following statement: "Due to a member of the Morrissey touring party's illness, and a full recovery is expected shortly, this week's shows have been postponed." Morrissey is now planning to perform in Royal Oaks on December 7th, Cleveland on December 9th, Chicago on the 10th, and Houston on the 16th.

After Manzur collapsed in Denver, Morrissey said to the audience: "This is a family, we stay together, and we can't move until we know what's happened to him," according to The Denver Post. "We're going to sit backstage for awhile and wait to see what's happened to him, if there's any magical cure." After that show was canceled, the Boulder Theater tweeted that Manzur was suffering from a "severe illness."

Morrissey Rescheduled Tour Dates

December 7th - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre

December 9th - Cleveland, OH @ Playhouse Square

December 10th - Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom

December 16th - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall