On Friday night, Morrissey fans learned that the former Smiths front man and bard of the morose had yet again postponed his gig at Beaumont's Jefferson Theatre.
This show had been highly anticipated, for the relatively out of the way venue and the fact that the man hasn't played in this region since April 2009.
The venue received this message from his management on Friday:
As the doctor has ordered MORRISSEY to rest for two additional weeks, the upcoming Texas engagements in El Paso (2/12), Austin (2/13), Pharr (2/15), Beaumont (2/16), and Dallas (2/18) will need to be rescheduled. MORRISSEY is currently undergoing treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus.
These shows are in the process of being rescheduled immediately and all patrons are encouraged to hold on to their tickets as the new dates will be announced shortly. MORRISSEY thanks everyone concerned for their well wishes and looks forward to getting back on the road. The tour will resume as scheduled in Denver at Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre on Feb 21.
Please make the necessary cancellations and stand by for a reschedule date. Let me know if you have any questions.
Our source at the venue says that Moz is looking to the April or May period to reschedule the show, which was originally scheduled for December 1, 2012, before Morrissey's mother's health began to decline and the singer canceled some dates to be by her side.
Beaumont's historic Jefferson Theater was built in 1927. Thanks to bands like We Were Wolves and Purple, Beaumont has a pretty lively indie and metal scene if you feel like making the trek for non-Morrissey musical entertainment.
If you need to get your money refunded, here is a link to the Ticketmaster site. Stay tuned to Rocks Off for a new date. Maybe.
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