Morrissey Cancels ‘Kimmel,’ But Adds Tour Dates

Singer Morrissey has canceled on Jimmy Kimmel, as we reported earlier — but fans of Moz can take comfort in the fact that after a recent illness, the Pope of Mope is adding even more shows to his busy North American touring schedule.

Morrissey canceled on Kimmel, but not due to his recent hospitalization or illness. It seems instead, the “Meat Is Murder” singer instead took issue with the concurrent presence of the Duck Dynasty crew, which is not a surprise given his long-time advocacy of animal rights and vegetarianism.

As The Inquisitr reported earlier, Morrissey canceled on Kimmel with, as is common for Morrissey, a parting shot and a no holds barred public statement on his position.

Morrissey expressed gratitude to Kimmel for inviting him, but explained that appearing alongside the Duck Dynasty dudes is tantamount to being cool with it, and Moz just can’t get down with that. He said:

“Morrissey is thankful for being invited to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live tomorrow, Feb. 26. However, he cannot morally be on a television program where the cast members of Duck Dynasty will also be guests. Morrissey would be honored to play the show, if Duck Dynasty were removed.”

The statement adds:

“As far as my reputation is concerned, I can’t take the risk of being on a show alongside people who, in effect, amount to animal serial killers. If Jimmy cannot dump Duck Dynasty, then we must step away.”

Morrissey fans may be displeased the singer canceled on Jimmy Kimmel, but the announcement comes just after another adding some additional tour dates in the states. (And if you’re really all that sad, you can always go listen to some Morrissey.)

Via Billboard, a list of planned and added Morrissey shows as of the singer’s recovery:

Morrissey 2013 North American Tour Dates

Feb. 27: San Diego (Balboa Theater)
March 1: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
March 2: Los Angeles (Hollywood High School)
March 4: Davis, CA (Robert Mondavi Center)
March 6: Seattle (Moore Theatre)
March 8: Portland, OR (Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall)
March 9: San Francisco (Regency Ballroom)
March 18: Lawrence, KS (Liberty Hall)
March 19: Lincoln, NE (Rococo Theatre)
March 22: Minneapolis (Orpheum)
March 23: Chicago (Chicago Theater)
March 27: Clear Lake, IA (Surf Ballroom)
March 29: Nashville (Ryman Auditorium)
March 30: Atlanta (Cobb Energy Center)
April 2: Asheville, NC (Orange Peel)
April 3: Richmond, VA (National)
April 6: Philadelphia (Tower Theater)
April 8: Flint, MI (Whiting Auditorium)
April 9: Indianapolis (Murat Theater)
April 12: Beaumont, TX (Jefferson Theater)
April 13: Pharr, TX (Pharr Entertainment Center)
April 15: Dallas (Palladium)
April 16: Austin (Austin Music Hall)
April 19: Phoenix (Marquee Theater)
April 20: Las Vegas (The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas)
April 23: El Paso, TX (Tricky Falls)
April 26: Denver (Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre)
April 28: Salt Lake City (Kingsbury Hall)
April 30: San Francisco (The Warfield)