Morrissey cancels only New Zealand gig two days before, cites 'unforeseen logistical issues'

Morrissey has cancelled his only NZ gig at the last minute.
Morrissey has cancelled his only NZ gig at the last minute. Photo credit: Getty Images

Former frontman for The Smiths, Morrissey, has cancelled his only New Zealand gig two days before it was due to go ahead. 

The 'Suedehead' singer cited "unforeseen logistical issues" as to why he had chosen not to play the sold-out concert at Auckland's Civic Theatre on Thursday December 14

A statement on Auckland Live's website from promoters offered an apology to fans. 

"We regret to advise the Morrissey: 40 Years of Morrissey show scheduled for Thursday 14 December at The Civic, Auckland will no longer be proceeding due to unforeseen logistical issues.  

"All ticket holders will receive an automatic refund. If your details have changed, or you have any refund enquiries, please contact your point of purchase. Thank you for your patience and understanding." 

It is not the first time on this current tour the singer has canned the show. 

He was due to play Perth in Australia on Friday, December 1 but cancelled that on the day, citing the same "unforeseen logistical issues". 

However, the rest of his shows went off in Australia without a hitch. 

Morrissey has released 13 solo studio albums, achieved a string of number one records, and been presented with an Ivor Norvello Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music. 

He has been notorious for volatile behaviour along with his outspoken opinions on animal rights and apparent support for the far right. 

Last November, he walked out of his headlining show at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles after just 30 minutes of his set beginning.