Morrissey axes Dutch gig as he is suffering from flu

Singer's UK dates begin on Friday

Morrissey axed a gig in Holland last night as he is suffering from the flu.

The singer was due to perform in Tilburg, Netherlands last night (March 10) at the Poppodium 013 venue. The cancelation was confirmed by the venue on social media and follows the same gig being postponed by Morrissey in December 2014.

Tot onze spijt moeten we bekend maken dat de show van Morrissey vanavond in 013 wordt afgelast. Terwijl onze crew, samen met de Morrissey-crew, bezig was met het klaar maken van het podium, komt zojuist bij ons het bericht binnen dat Morrissey ziek is. Hierdoor kan hij vanavond niet optreden. We zijn momenteel druk bezig om de show te verzetten naar later deze maand. Meer informatie volgt zo snel mogelijk. We regret to inform you that Morrissey is forced to cancel tonight's appearance in 013, Tilburg. Our stage crew, as well as Morrissey's touring party were already setting up stage and all requirements for tonight's show when we were informed by management that Morrissey is unable to perform tonight due to flu. At the moment we are trying to re-schedule the date for later this month and will advise all ticket holders as soon as possible.

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A statement attached to the Instagram post above has been translated by Stereogum.

It reads: “We regret to inform you that Morrissey is forced to cancel tonight’s appearance in 013, Tilburg. Our stage crew, as well as Morrissey’s touring party were already setting up stage and all requirements for tonight’s show when we were informed by management that Morrissey is unable to perform tonight due to flu. At the moment we are trying to reschedule the date for later this month and will advise all ticket holders as soon as possible.”

Morrissey tours the UK later this month. The short outing includes dates in Bournemouth, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow before wrapping up at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena on March 27.

Morrissey’s 2014 tour – which the singer described as “what I may risk calling our best tour ever” – included just one UK date, at London’s O2 Arena. The performer listed the London date as his favourite gig of the year in an end-of-tour message.

Morrissey will play:

Nottingham Capital FM Arena (March 13)
Bournemouth International Centre (14)
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (18)
Leeds First Direct Arena (20)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (21)
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena (27)

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