Morrissey Cancels First U.S. Date

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November 9, 2011 | 7:45am EST

Singer Morrissey has axed the first gig on his upcoming North American tour after a visa blunder left guitarist Boz Boorer unable to perform in the U.S.
The former The Smiths singer was due to kick off his 19-date trek in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday but an “administration error” meant Boorer would not be allowed to take the stage.

Morrissey has cancelled the gig and re-scheduled it for 17 December, but the rest of the tour is still set to go ahead as planned.

A representative for the British star says, “Due to a visa administration error, Morrissey’s lead guitarist is unable to perform in the U.S. this week. Thursday’s sold out concert at the Congress Theater in Chicago has been rescheduled for Saturday December 17, 2011.

“The issue is out of Morrissey’s hands but it will not affect Monday’s concert at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio, nor will it affect the rest of the tour.”

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