Kristeen Young leaves Morrissey tour; no opener named for Saturday in Boston

UPDATE June 7, 1:37 p.m.: 9 p.m. set time, we are told. To mentally prepare, we’re all meeting up at JM Curley at 6:30.

UPDATE June 6, 9:31 p.m.: We’re told the show has been re-billed as An Evening With Morrissey, so get there early to avoid missing any action. If we can get a set time, we’ll pass it along. But there won’t be an opening act tomorrow at the Opera House. Plan accordingly.


We’re about 48 hours from Morrissey’s scheduled show in Boston Saturday night, and there’s all sorts of weird shit going on.

Earlier today we reported that tomorrow night’s show in Atlantic City has been postponed due to Morrissey’s illness, making Saturday’s Opera House show his return after missing two dates show this week (he cancelled last night’s show in Atlanta on Tuesday without a reschedule date; Atlantic City’s show will happen June 22).

As all of the cancellation and postponement news unfolds, opener Kristeen Young has revealed she has parted ways with the tour. There’s been no official announcement from Morrissey’s camp, but Young posted this statement a few hours ago:

“We won’t be continuing as opening band for the Morrissey tour. Thanks to all who showed up early and gave us such life-sustaining enthusiasm. Thanks to Morrissey for his years of support and generosity. There are lots of plans and lots of possibilities and we can’t wait to tear into them.”

When news of the Atlanta cancellation was made public, the show’s promoter stated that “Morrissey, his touring party and opener Kristeen Young have all fallen ill with a virus.” Young quickly disputed being ill, instead claiming she simply had an “allergy attack” and was “now great.”

Uh oh.

No word on whether or not a new opener has been named for Saturday’s show in Boston (may we suggest Eddie Japan?).

That’s important to note, because if the tour actually does resume here in town, it’s possible that Morrissey could go on shortly after the 7:30 p.m. doors. Gonna have to shorten up that pre-game session at the Tam. Or just start a little bit earlier.

Stay tuned.