After postponing his tour dates last month to spend time with his ailing mother, Morrissey has rescheduled his Minneapolis gig at the Orpheum Theatre for Jan. 25. Bonus!: That's a Friday, versus the previous gig falling on Monday. His Surf Ballroom gig in Clear Lake, Iowa, has also been given the new date of Feb. 5 -- just two days after the 53rd anniversary of the Buddy Holly plane crash. If it’s as cold as it was that week in 1959 (and again for the 50th anniversary in 2009), ol’ Moz might find out why those Texas and California boys were crazy enough to take the flight.

All tickets to the original shows will be honored for the new dates, and more should go on sale soon. The Clear Lake gig isn’t the only odd one on Morrissey’s winter dance-party tour. He also has shows booked in such unusual locales as Pharr, Texas, and Sparks, Nev., both popular destinations for snowbirding senior citizens. Geez, are Smiths fans really getting to be that old?

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