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Morrissey backs out of 'Jimmy Kimmel' and reschedules tour

Morrissey backs out of 'Jimmy Kimmel' and reschedules tour

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It turns out Morrissey won't be making his live return.  The singer was scheduled to play ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," but his camp announced in a statement Monday that he can't "morally be on a television program" with Kimmel's other scheduled guests, the cast of the show "Duck Dynasty." 

Morrissey said he couldn't "risk his reputation" by appearing alongside the stars of the A&E duck hunting reality show, whom he called "animal serial killers."  So he told the folks at Kimmel he'd be forced to step away if the "Duck Dynasty" folks weren't dropped, and it appears the late-night host has made a decision. 

The "Jimmy Kimmel Live" website lists Churchill as tonight's musical guest rather than Morrissey, and the "Duck Dynasty" crew is still in the lineup. 

Despite this latest speed bump, Morrissey is still scheduled to get back to work this week.  He was forced to postpone his tour as he recovered from a bleeding ulcer and Barret's esophagus, but he announced the revamped outing.

Morrissey's North American Tour Dates: 

2/27 -- San Diego, CA -- Balboa Theater 
3/1 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Staples Center 
3/2 -- Los Angeles, CA -- Hollywood High School 
3/4 -- Davis, CA -- Robert Mondavi Center 
3/6 -- Seattle, WA -- Moore Theatre 
3/8 -- Portland, OR -- Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 
3/9 -- San Francisco, CA -- Regency Ballroom 
3/18 -- Lawrence, KS -- Liberty Hall 
3/19 -- Lincoln, NE -- Rococo Theatre 
3/22 -- Minneapolis, MN -- Orpheum 
3/23 -- Chicago, IL -- Chicago Theater 
3/27 -- Clear Lake, IA -- Surf Ballroom 
3/29 -- Nashville, TN -- Ryman Auditorium 
3/30 -- Atlanta, GA -- Cobb Energy Center 
4/2 -- Asheville, NC -- Orange Peel 
4/3 -- Richmond, VA -- National 
4/6 -- Philadelphia, PA -- Tower Theater 
4/8 -- Flint, MI -- Whiting Auditorium 
4/9 -- Indianapolis, IN -- Murat Theater 
4/12 -- Beaumont, TX -- Jefferson Theater 
4/13 -- Pharr, TX -- Pharr Entertainment Center 
4/15 -- Dallas, TX -- Palladium 
4/16 -- Austin, TX -- Austin Music Hall 
4/19 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Marquee Theater 
4/20 -- Las Vegas, NV -- The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas 
4/23 -- El Paso, TX -- Tricky Falls 
4/26 -- Denver, CO -- Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre 
4/28 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- Kingsbury Hall 
4/30 -- San Francisco, CA -- The Warfield 

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