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Morrissey Reportedly Cancels Final Six Shows of 2016 Tour

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

It looks as if the postponed dates on Morrissey’s tour will not be rescheduled as originally planned. According to a fan site, concerts in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio have been canceled due to a lack of money stemming from the illness to keyboardist Gustavo Manzur.

This morning, the website for True to You, a Morrissey fanzine, published a note from the singer. “The band, the crew and I are heartbroken to hear that the final six shows of our triumphant tour will be ‘pulled down,’” it began. “The shock and sadness that we all feel – for ourselves, and for our devoted friends in Detroit, Cleveland, Chicago, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, has left us in unrecoverable despair. The 28 shows played on this tour have been outstanding triumphs as yet another year strengthens and solidifies our positions around the world.”

Morrissey then noted that the tour had been budgeted in such a way that each concert “would make enough money to pay its way.” So when Morrissey and his band were forced off the road due after Manzur collapsed in Boulder, Colo., the company handling the finances for the tour, 360 Management, “responded with the announcement that all funds had suddenly evaporated. There was apparently not even enough money to transport the touring party to the next scheduled city, and 360 Management faded out as quickly as they had faded in.”

Originally, Morrissey had been scheduled to wind up this stretch of U.S. dates with six shows from Nov. 16-27. Those days were rescheduled to take place between Dec. 7 and Dec. 17. However, it’s important to note that Morrissey’s Facebook page, as of press time, has no mention of this, nor have the dates been removed.

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