I was looking forward to seeing Morrissey in Pittsburgh tonight. He was to play Heinz Hall, home of the Pittsburgh Symphony. As a Clevelander, the last time I was in that beautiful building was in college to see Dizzy Gillespie. Add to that the fact that Morrissey announced his retirement in 2013 when he turns 55. He says he's not aging well. It sounds like Morrissey doesn't it. Who knows if he'll tour the states next year. After all he's an international star, bigger in other parts of the world than here in the US. So this might have been the last time I'd get to see him live.
I've seen him twice here in Cleveland. Once with The Smiths and on his last solo tour nearly five years ago. So I'm bummed that he postponed the Pittsburgh show along with Columbus, Flint and Chicago. It seems his mother is ailing, Morrissey Postpones Handful of U.S. Tour Dates .
It's an understandable reason and prayers go with him, his mother and family. He stated that make up dates will be announced in the next week or so. My fingers are crossed. In the meantime I'll console myself with a full concert I found on YouTube filmed in Chile this past spring. Morrissey has an ardent following in Latin America. I still haven't completely figured out why but it makes for an energetic show.