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Morrissey cancels Atlanta show at Cobb Energy Centre

Morrissey performed Jan. 9 in Greenvale, N.Y. Photo: Getty Images

Morrissey performed Jan. 9 in Greenvale, N.Y. Photo: Getty Images

[This show has been rescheduled for March 30 at Cobb Energy Centre. All tickets purchased for the January date will be honored.]

After being diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer, Morrissey has scrapped six upcoming tour dates, including Thursday at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Billboard first reported the canceled dates; the tour is slated to resume Feb. 9 in Las Vegas.

Hang tight for updates from Cobb Energy regarding a rescheduled date and/or refunds.

Though no fault of Morrissey’s, the cancelation is a double sting for fans, as this date was a makeup for his December concert at Cobb Energy. At the time, the former Smith’s frontman nixed several shows in order to be with his ailing mother.

A statement from the singer’s representative said rescheduled dates will be announced in the coming days.

Morrissey, 53, was admitted to a Michigan hospital last week with a “suspected bladder infection” that has since been determined to be a bleeding ulcer. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Morrissey had already canceled his weekend appearances, though it was initially hoped the tour would resume Monday in Asheville, N.C.

I’ll give you more details as soon as they’re available.

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By Melissa Ruggieri, The Music Scene

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January 27th, 2013
9:35 pm

bleeding ulcer is bad news..Get well and take care of your mother…shows are always 2nd to family and health.

Please let me get what I want

January 27th, 2013
10:40 pm

Postponed, not cancelled.

Melissa Ruggieri

January 28th, 2013
12:16 am

I guess it’s semantics, but I consider a show canceled until a new date is announced, then it’s “postponed until [insert new date here].” When that date is announced, I will gladly change the wording.



January 28th, 2013
12:29 am

I enjoyed the Morrissey Pittsburgh show this past Monday….which was also a re-scheduled show….one always buys Morrissey tickets with a nod…he has a penchant for having things come up that interrupt tour schedules……like all of us….things do come up in life that are more important than a concert….his Martin Luther King Day concert in Pittsburgh was okay….we had incredibly close orchestra pit tickets….the only problem was this short blonde bimbo who was sitting next to me and in between her feigned crying episodes (apparently to show Morrissey her undying love)….and the constant waving of her brachydactylyic hands in front of me… between her outbreaks of “what not to do” at a Morrissey concert… friend Beth and I enjoyed the show. Get well soon Morrissey. The United States needs for you to spread your genuine misery into and amongst it’s generally petulant population of posers and faux libertines.


January 28th, 2013
3:39 am

@jaylew, please take the effort to spell correctly when you attempt to dazzle the public with your use of obscure words. It is brachydactylic.

Yawn Meister

January 28th, 2013
6:12 am



January 28th, 2013
7:54 am

Postponed, not cancelled. A concert should be considered cancelled if there are no plans to reschedule. You say “semantics” Melissa , but I would like it your “reporting” was a little more “accurate”. “Postponed” is the word camp Morrissey used.


January 28th, 2013
8:03 am

Melissa – Laurie is correct. You indeed should have used postponed. Also your initial response at 12:15 at night is frankly a bit smug. Especially considering the egregious amount of basic grammar and sentence structure challenges you have in your articles. I always like the gist of what you have to say, it just always looks like an 8th grader wrote it. Again, your journalistic integrity is not in question, nor the spirit of your fine intentions. Have a great day.

david c

January 28th, 2013
8:05 am

And, this is actually a triple sting from when he cancelled his performance at The Variety Playhouse in ‘09. Back then we were promised first chance at tickets, and here, three years later and two more cancelled shows, I still don’t have tickets. Which is just as well, as MOZ is still ill.
Time to pack it in, old chum.


January 28th, 2013
8:34 am

He’s a big baby.

Hammond B3

January 28th, 2013
8:47 am

Melissa, thanks for the update! Sorry we’ll miss the last of the international playboys again.

P.S. Ignore the pretentious little prats here.


January 28th, 2013
9:10 am

Morrisey and Van Morrison are the two most unreliable and disrespectful musicians. Sorry to hear that he has a health problem but Morrisey lost me in the 80s with his petulant antics. Karma is a bitch.


January 28th, 2013
9:10 am

Have a steak Morris, all will be good.


January 28th, 2013
10:26 am

Will nature make a man of him yet?

SECOND time this show has been cancelled, but this time I can’t cancel my trip as I have all my hotels paid for. Grrrrr.


January 28th, 2013
10:30 am

I had tickets for Variety Playhouse a few years ago as well which also was cancelled by him. This weeks concert was for my birthday in December concert which was also cancelled by him. With this weeks cancelled show that is my third so maybe it is just not meant to be. Have not seen notification for refunds yet but expect they will come soon.

Elizabeth Anne Smith-Smith

January 28th, 2013
12:50 pm

I believe the show has been cancelled.
If I knew the new date, I would say it had been “postponed.”
Also, but plugs.

Driver 8 and 1/2

January 28th, 2013
1:25 pm

You all are missing the biggest Moz cancellation of all time: Morrissey announced that The Smiths were breaking up THE DAY OF their scheduled concert in 1987 at The Fabulous Fox. I had friends who had traveled all the way from North Carolina for the show.


January 28th, 2013
1:28 pm

Actually if you count the 1986 (I believe) Smiths Concert at the Fox that was cancelled, this is the 4th time he’s disappointed Atlanta. At least this is for a good reason, I don’t seem to recall there being a good reason in ‘86.


January 28th, 2013
1:55 pm

Since three times a charm, it would be a great gesture to bring Johnny Marr on the next line of rescheduled dates.


January 29th, 2013
12:20 pm

Have to laugh at all the Smith’s lyric references, and the wetting of panties over postponed vs cancelled. But Driver 8.5 got it right, even if that has little to do with what is happening here, or in general. He is a whining little sod, but he’ll reschedule. Wanna know why? He needs the money. Unlike the old days when he would play for 50 minutes, he has consistently played 75-90 minute gigs for years, and even though it takes 3 guitarists to play the Marr parts, there is still some magic in those Smith songs, and in gems such as “Everyday Is Like Sunday,” which he’s pulled out for this tour. He’ll tag this southeast swing on after SF.