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Morrissey Tour Resumes With Added Dates

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: Morrissey performs on stage at Brixton Academy on August 7, 2011 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Broussely/Redferns)

Morrissey has recovered from a bleeding ulcer and has announced he'll resume his North American tour on Wednesday (Feb. 27) in San Diego, following a stop at "Jimmy Kimmel Live" the night before.

The move amounts to a rescheduling of 25 previously arranged dates, plus an additional three cities (Richmond, Va., Philadelphia and Flint, MI) as well as a special show on March 2 at Hollywood High School's auditorium. The tour includes a sold-out show at the Staples Center in L.A. with a special performance planned by Patti Smith.

As previously reported, Morrissey was forced to put his tour on hold in January after being diagnosed with a bleeding ulcer and Barrett's esophagus. He had expected to resume the trek on Feb. 12, but those plans had to be changed. "Heaven knows I’m miserable now," he said in a statement at the time.

The former Smiths frontman -- whose last album, "Years of Refusal," was released in 2009 -- kicked off a U.S. trek last October in Boston. When asked by Billboard why he had decided to tour without a new album to support, he replied, "Because a lot of people like me."

Morrissey 2013 North American Tour Dates

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