Morrissey has revealed that his South American tour stops will be cancelled, officially, because of lack of funding(translation: no mulla in the bank). The Smith’s frontman released the following statement on his website where he explain why his Argentina and Brazil dates have been canned.
“If I by chance your eye offend you
I am informed today that the projected tour of South America is snuffed out, thus euthanized – due, I’m reliably advised, to lack of funding. It’s quite easy to sell tickets, yet impossible to transport band and crew from F to G.
In a year when far too many disappointments have been buried this really is the last of many final straws, and I am not alone in feeling this. The future is suddenly absent, and my apologies are now so frequent as to be somewhat ridiculous, and it is I who apologize because no one else would bother. It is agonizing to be responsible for imparting such news – especially when it springs upon me unexpectedly and inexplicably. But the collapse of South America rings the curtain down with a colossal thud, and the major problems remain as insoluble now as they were in 2009. The obvious conclusion stares back at me from the mirror, and the wheels are finally off the covered wagon. Cancellations and illness have sucked the life out of all of us, and the only sensible solution seems to be the art of doing nothing.
As always I ask your pardon, and I offer pangs of overwhelming love and gratitude to the band and the crew, whose loyalty stretched above and beyond.
I shall see you in my dreams,
19 July 2013, Los Angeles”
This cancellation comes in the heels of him having to cancel the same dates due to some food poisoning that he and his crew suffered. Last year, he cancelled many tour dates to head back home to England to take care of his ailing mother. After that, he faced a bizarre series of medical issues which almost resulted in death.
But even with all this bad news about his tour, he does have one silver-lining, Morrissey: 25 Live, a concert film captured during his Los Angeles performance will be released on Aug. 29.
Guess there is something to look forward to, Moz.