Morrissey leaves stage following altercation with overzealous fan [Updated]

The assailant appeared to strike the singer's face

Morrissey photo by Philip Cosores New Song Blue Dreamers Eyes
Morrissey, photo by Philip Cosores

    Don’t expect Morrissey to play San Diego again anytime soon. On Saturday night, the English lothario was attacked on stage at the Copley Symphony Hall as he was beginning to close out his show with an encore performance of “Everyday Is Like Sunday”.

    As TMZ reports, a crowd of concertgoers rushed the stage with one appearing to land a connecting blow to Morrissey’s face. The assailant was put in a chokehold and taken away, while Moz immediately left the stage, which promptly ended the concert.

    Update: In a statement, Morrissey’s manager Peter Katsis disputed the insinuation that Morrissey was attacked by a fan. “Morrissey’s fans are not malicious. The fans were simply doing what they have been doing for almost 30 years. Trying anything they could do to jump onstage and touch him, or hug him. The fan in question was certainly more aggressive in reaching out for him than most, so security had to do their job and subdue the fan. That’s all it was.” Katsis added that “in the end no one was hurt, and no one was arrested.”


    Watch fan-shot footage of the incident below.

    Nevertheless, Morrissey put on one hell of a show, as you can see from the setlist below, which includes another healthy mix of Smiths songs and work from his solo catalogue. Peep it all below, including his remaining tour dates, which are currently still on the books.

    William, It Was Really Nothing (The Smiths song)
    Alma Matters
    I Wish You Lonely
    Is It Really So Strange? (The Smiths song)
    Hairdresser on Fire
    When You Open Your Legs
    How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths song)
    Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders cover)
    The Bullfighter Dies
    If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look at Me
    Munich Air Disaster 1958
    Jack the Ripper
    Break Up the Family
    Hold On to Your Friends
    Something Is Squeezing My Skull
    Jacky’s Only Happy When She’s Up on the Stage

    Life Is a Pigsty
    Everyday Is Like Sunday

    Morrissey 2018 Tour Dates:
    11/22 – Mexico City, MX @ National Auditorium
    11/23 – Mexico City, MX @ National Auditorium
    11/27 – Lima, PE @ Anfiteatro del Parque de la Exposición
    11/30 – Rio de Janeiro, BR @ Fundicao Progresso
    12/02 – Sao Paulo, BR @ Espaço das Américas
    12/05 – Asuncion, PY @ Centro de Convenciones de la Conmebol
    12/07 – Buenos Aires, AR @ DirecTV Arena
    12/14 – Mostazal, CL @ Gran Arena Monticello
    12/15 – Santiago, CL @ Movistar Arena


    ^ = w/ Joan Jett