Morrissey launched a North American tour in November which was scheduled to kick off in Chicago, but two days before the opening date the Chicago show was postponed (and rescheduled for December) due to an immigration issue with a member of the band. Chicago fans were crushed, but somehow were under the belief that Morrissey was somewhere in the Chicago area, prompting Scotland Yard Gospel Choir to react to the frenzy by recording this little ditty:
"Morrissey's In Chicago" Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Fans in Oakland were dealt the low blow of having their Morrissey show cancelled (this time due to an eye issue with a band member), and fans there didn't take the news well.
Morrissey booked a couple of late night television appearances, but Jimmy Kimmel canceled on him due to a scheduling snafu. Luckily Conan O'Brien had the good sense to have him on the show and Moz performed one of his new songs:
Moz played his final show of the North American tour at the Royal Oak Music Theater, which was awesome except for some aggro security issues.
A few days after the tour's conclusion, Morrissey sounded off about security at the ROMT.
He ended 2011 by revealing the records of which he's "most proud," and was named PETA's Person of the Year.