Morrissey postpones London shows

Illness means Roundhouse gigs are off

Morrissey has been forced to reschedule two London gigs after losing his voice.

The shows were set for tonight (January 26) and tomorrow (27) at the Roundhouse. The former Smiths frontman encountered major problems during his set at the Roundhouse last night, bringing the curtain down after just a few songs.

In a statement released this afternoon, Morrissey’s representatives said:

“Morrissey’s concerts scheduled for tonight and tomorrow night at The Roundhouse have been postponed due to illness.

“The iconic artist lost his voice last night five songs in to the fourth night of a run of six sold out shows at the legendary venue. He has been ordered by doctors to rest for the next four days.”

As previously reported on NME.COM, comedians Russell Brand, David Walliams and TV presenter Jonathan Ross took to the stage to try and placate the audience at the show when it became clear Morrissey couldn’t continue. It marks a difficult start to his sold out UK tour – his first tour in the UK for two years. He is expected to pick up again in Doncaster on Wednesday night.

An announcement about when the two rescheduled dates will take place is set to be made next week. Ticket holders are advised to retain their tickets until that announcement comes.

The remaining UK dates are as follows:

Doncaster Dome (January 30)

Sunderland Empire (February 1)

Edinburgh Playhouse (2)