Morrissey Cuts Concert Short After Stage Invasion Goes Wrong
Published May 08, 2014An overzealous Morrissey fan forced the singer to cut his concert short in San Jose, CA, last night (May 7) after a flubbed hug attempt knocked the fabled frontman down and caused a security panic.
The performance at the City National Civic theater made it all the way to the encore, though, where Morrissey and his band played Years of Refusal track "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell." The track brought on the long tradition of Morrissey fans sneaking onstage to give him a hug, but one particularly speedy stage invader took things too far, ultimately pushing down the singer before stage security rushed to his aid. The band cut the song short, with Morrissey leaving the stage and the concert coming to an end.
TMZ dubbed the incident an "attack," but considering this is an ages-old concert tradition with the Mozzer, this could just be chalked up to one fan's poor form.
You can see fan-shot footage of the tackle down below.
Also newsworthy with last night's gig is that Morrissey and his crew trotted out a trio of tunes expected to appear on his upcoming World Peace Is None of Your Business. Below you'll find clips of a mid-paced track filled with fuzz bass and lines about taser attacks; "The Bullfighter Dies," a tune that follows a performance of "Yes, I Am Blind"; and a Spanish guitar-styled "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet," which discusses man's inhumanity.
The record is expected to land in July via Harvest Records/Capitol.