Update: Morrissey cancels North American tour, including April 5 D.C. show

UPDATE: Due to illness, Morrissey has cancelled the remaining dates of his North American tour, including the National Theatre show on April 5. Refunds are available at the place of purchase.


(Kyle Gustafson for The Washington Post)

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Morrissey is making a quick return to the D.C. area. The idolized, iconoclastic crooner and former Smiths frontman announced on his Facebook page that he'll perform at the just-shy-of-1,700-seat National Theatre on April 5.

Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster for what the show announcement calls the "FIRST-EVER rock show in [the National Theatre's] 175-year history." (Bryan Adams, who performed there Jan. 26, would certainly dispute that claim, however, although the National's foray into rock concert bookings is a recent change.)

This will be Morrissey's second show in the D.C. area in 2013. He performed a sold-out show at Strathmore on Jan. 16 -- a show that was originally scheduled for early December. Post pop culture editor (and former Going Out Guide music writer) David Malitz began his review of the performance with, "For a performer who has long been synonymous with depression, Morrissey is a lot of fun in concert."

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.
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