Entries tagged with: Morrissey
Poor Morrissey. First reduced tickets to MSG, then it was completely cancelled, two of his LA shows were just cancelled, and now tickets to one of his upcoming NYC shows have been reduced in price again. Starting Tuesday October 9th at noon, you can purchase $20 tickets to the October 23rd show at Hammerstein Ballroom - at the Irving Plaza box office or online. Full priced tickets are also still available for all five NYC shows.
In more positive news (not that $20 tickets isn't good news), Morrissey "is planning a September 2008 release for his next studio album."
Morrissey @ the Palladium, LA - Oct 1, 2007 (CRED)
Morrissey can't catch a break...
Morrissey's 10-day stint at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles has been hit after a ruptured water main forced the cancellation of two shows.Morrissey's NYC shows begin on October 22nd (hopefully).
The 48-year-old star opened his residency on Monday night, singing songs from throughout his career.
But promoter Live Nation said the problem at the venue led to Tuesday and Thursday nights' gigs being scrapped.
Tickets for the cancelled shows can be used at either the 8 or 9 October performances, or returned for a refund. [BBC]
"....with the only proviso being that Johnny Marr was also in the band." [Press Release]
And about the upcoming shows:
A "season ticket" will be made available in both LA & NYC, eliminating all surcharges for any fans attending every show, which will provide a savings of over $50 in itself.
Also, for the Palladium run, fans will have a special, limited-time opportunity to purchase tickets to all 10 concerts for the price of nine, and to gain early entry into the venue for each show. Starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 27, through 10 p.m. on Wednesday, September 5, special 10-night packages will be available at LiveNation.com, Ticketmaster.com and via Ticketmaster charge-by-phone. In addition to the great savings, fans will also receive a special commemorative ticket that will allow them to go to the front of the line and get right up close in this GA setting. Considering that these are the last live dates on his calendar, this is a fantastic chance for Morrissey's diehard followers to take in every song and relish every detail of what is sure to be an amazing residency.
For the shows at Hammerstein Ballroom, a similar limited-number offer applies. Fans planning to attend all five shows will receive a special package price of $200, thereby saving $125 off of the individual tickets, as well as a commemorative poster, and they will be allowed to go to the front of the line each night, so they can be the first ones in the building and closest to the stage.
Morrissey @ The Borgata in Atlantic City - July 24, 2007 (CRED)
I guess Morrissey wants to make up for the mess that was a a bunch of cancelled dates including one at the too-big MSG in NYC (and his related health problems). Not only is he coming back to NYC this year to play some shows, he's playing FIVE of them, and all at the much-smaller-than-MSG Hammerstein Ballroom. It's funny how in a different context, Hammerstein Ballroom can suddenly seem attractive (feel free to disagree). And NYC are not the only lucky ones. He's also playing FOUR nights in San Francisco, and TEN nights in Los Angeles, and a few single shows in other parts of North America as well. All tour dates below....
"Save the World" - Bloc Party @ Live Earth London (CRED)
The most bizzare thing about the Bad Brains show on the boat was before the show when HR was just sort walking around by himself with his sunglasses on - looking extremely chill, and nobody was talking to him - at least when I saw him. He apparently did speak to at least one person before the show though, and it was DL host Sara Schaefer. AOL has the must-see video where they talk about the new album, and even sick Morrissey's favorite artist (and Gogol Bordello collaborator) Madonna. Keep the video running for a cool in-studio performance by Bloc Party that comes up right after Bad Brains. Updated Bloc Party tour dates below....
Morrissey @ the NorVa, Norfolk, VA - July 9, 2007 (CRED)
Following successful shows in Boston and Norfolk Morrissey's US tour is back in full swing. With that in mind we are delighted to announce rescheduled dates for Philadelphia at The Mann Centre on the 23rd of July and Atlantic City at the Borgata on the 24th of July. It has not been possible to reschedule shows at New York's Madison Square Garden, Holmdel, Northampton, Mass's, Pines Theatre, New Jersey's PNC Bank Arts Center or Baltimore's Ram's Head as despite our best efforts those venues are not available during the remaining tour period. It is hoped that we will be able to add a US leg to the tour this fall and that we will be able to play all of the above cities. In the meantime anyone holding tickets to those 4 shows should obtain a refund at the point of purchase. The tour continues this week with shows in Knoxville,TN; Clearwater, FL; Boca Raton, FL and Orlando, FL.
Following last night's performance at the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia Morrissey was seen by an ear, nose and throat specialist this morning in Washington, DC. The doctor confirmed that Morrissey was still suffering from a viral infection that had caused the postponement of several shows last week and that his throat had not healed. As a result he has ordered that Morrissey not sing again before the 7th of July at the earliest. Consequently in addition to tonight's show in Baltimore the scheduled concerts in Atlantic City at The Borgata on the 5th of July and Holmdel, New Jersey at PNC Arts Center on the 6th of July have been postponed. An announcement will be made as soon as possible as to whether it is possible to reschedule any of these shows and in the meantime ticket holders should maintain possession of their tickets. The tour is scheduled to recommence in Boston on the 7th of July at Bank Of America Pavillion.
Just a few posts ago I said I hoped Morrissey was able to play his show in NYC this weekend, and now...
Morrissey's concert at Madison Square Garden scheduled for tomorrow night the 30th of June has postponed due to illness.That really sucks.
The singer was taken ill earlier this week 7 songs into his performance in Boston which forced the postponement of that show as well as shows in Northampton, Mass and Philadelphia.
The artist's representatives are currently in the process of working on securing rescheduled dates and hope to make an announcement on Monday July 2nd. In the meantime Morrissey's performance July 6th at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel NJ is to proceed as planned.
Live Nation is offering 50% off "select tickets with student ID" for Morrissey's upcoming shows at MSG (June 30) & PNC Bank Arts Center (July 6) - box office only. The setlist from his recent Hollywood Bowl show below...
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* Johnny Marr will be will be in Philly that night
* Morrissey will be on the West Coast
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* Johnny Marr writes Crowded House track
* Morrissey snubs Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame
* Morrissey tickets on sale Monday