Morrissey cancels Wednesday's Royal Oak concert

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

British singer Morrissey’s Wednesday night concert at the Royal Oak Music Theatre has been postponed to Dec. 7.

According to a statement from the venue, the show was canceled because a member of his touring party is ill. Tickets for Wednesday’s concert, which is sold out, will be honored on the new date.

Earlier this week Moz issued a letter to General Motors CEO Mary Barra asking GM to include a vegan leather option in the Chevy Volt and Bolt.

“More and more people are opting for vegan leather for the sake of both cows and the environment,” said Morrissey in the letter, which was distributed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “A staggering 51 percent of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture. Animal skins also have to be treated with a toxic soup of chemicals in order to keep them from decomposing, and runoff from leather tanneries poisons vital waterways.”

Nothing indicates that his letter was at all related to the cancellation.

Detroit-area fans are familiar with the former Smiths front man canceling shows. In 2013 he was scheduled to play Flint’s Whiting Auditorium but canceled two shows there due to his own illness.


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