Morrissey Yarmouth concert still planned to go ahead

Anthony CarrollFans of influential musician Morrissey are still on course to see their idol perform in Yarmouth on Friday night - despite the star singer pulling out of a nationwide tour on doctor's advice.Anthony Carroll

Fans of influential musician Morrissey are still on course to see their idol perform in Yarmouth on Friday night - despite the star singer pulling out of a nationwide tour on doctor's advice.

But the former Smiths front man and indie trail blazer is still scheduled to appear in front of 1,200 adoring fans in the Britannia Pier theatre.

Morrissey had pulled out of tonight's concert in Birmingham and was forced to cancel Monday's gig at London's Royal Albert Hall because of problems with his throat.

However the Britannia Pier and tour organisers SJM Concerts said that as far as they were aware Friday's sell out performance was still going ahead as normal.

Equipment for the gig, such as smoke machines, is still being ordered for the show.

Sharon Davison, manager of the Britannia Pier, said: 'At this moment it is going ahead.'

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SJM Concerts said they had received no confirmation that Friday night's event had been postponed due to Morrissey's vocal problems.

The pier concert is part of Morrissey's tour to promote his new album Years of Refusal.

When the tickets went on sale at the end of last year they sold out within minutes - prompting disappointment from fans of the singer, who is famous for penning songs such as This Charming Man and Heaven Knows I am Miserable Now.

When Morrissey pulled out the other parts of the tour SJM Concerts issued a statement which read: 'Event organisers would like to apologise to his fans for the disappointment but he is unable to perform and on doctor's orders has been told to rest.'

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