It looks like Morrissey's Feb. 12 show at Tricky Falls won't be affected by the bleeding ulcer that forced him to cancel one show and postpone up to eight others.
The British rocker was released today from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., just outside of Detroit, where he'd been hospitalized since Jan. 24.
He went in for a suspected bladder infection, but was diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer, or, as the English might say, a bloody bleeding ulcer.
His Jan. 24 show in my old stomping grounds of Flint, MI, just north of Detroit, was canceled four hours before curtain. Flint was one of several markets, including El Paso, that had fall Morrissey shows postponed after he flew home to England to attend to his ill mother.
The tour now will resume Feb. 9 in Las Vegas, followed by a Feb. 10 show in Tempe before his El Paso return at Tricky Falls, which hasn't sold out, by the way. There are a few tickets left at $39.50, plus service charges, at Ticketmaster.
He also canceled or postponed shows in Minneapolis, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville, NC, Lawrence, KS, Clear Lake, IA and Lincoln.
In other concert news:
• El Paso's the Royalty has announced a new round of shows to follow their Feb. 8 concert at Tricky Falls.
The band, whose "Won't Be Long" will be featured on tonight's episode of MTV's "Catfish," will follow the El Paso gig with shows in Austin on Feb. 13, Fort Worth (Feb. 14), Beaumont (Feb. 15), San Antonio (Feb. 16), San Diego (Feb. 26), Los Angeles (Feb. 27), San Francisco (Feb. 28), Las Vegas (March 1), Fullerton, CA (March 2) and Phoenix (March 3).
The group is touring its Victory Records debut, "Lovers," which came out last May.
San Diego's Grand Tarantula and El Paso's Black Coats open the Tricky Falls show, which starts at 9 p.m.
"We're working on new tunes, but we aren't playing them yet," singer Nicole Boudreau said by email recently. "The big thing we are excited about for the Feb. 8 show is that we are playing with our friends Grand Tarantula from San Diego. We toured with them in October and we're all big fans."
• El Paso reggae quartet Steady Shakedown will have a release party for its new album at 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1 during La Parada's monthly First Fridays series at the San Carlos Building, 501 Texas.
CDs will sell for $7, t-shirts for $10.
Also performing: DJs One Man Jazz, Formosa Noize and Rob Bass outside, and Umloud inside (with a "surprise" performance planned for midnight).
Tino Ortega from the Purple Pop Up Gallery will create live art during the event.
Admission is $5 at the door. It's an 18 and older event.