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Morrissey Cancels US Tour and Ranks Audiences

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Morrissey In ConcertFormer Smiths frontman Morrissey has cancelled the remaining dates for his 2016 tour of the USA. The shows had already been rescheduled following the collapse of keyboard player Gustavo Mazur before a show in Boulder, Colorado last month.

Morrissey was due to play a further six gigs in the month of December before it was announced on Saturday (December 3) that they would not be going ahead. The singer has now posted an open letter titled ‘There Is a Light That Now Goes Out’ on his fan site ‘True To You’. In the letter Morrissey blames management company Management 360 for the cancellations, stating: “When Gustavo collapsed at the Boulder show, 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.”


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He continued: “We expect no further chances in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio.” “nights destroyed by the ephemeral damagers… who do their worst… and slip away.”

It is not yet known if Morrissey will try and reschedule the missed dates for 2017; however, judging by the tone of the letter, perhaps fans would do well not to hold their breathe.

If the sudden cancellations were not controversial enough, Morrissey decided to end his letter with a league table of sorts, ranking his most ‘ragingly loyal’ fans.

Here is the table in full:

1. Philadelphia, USA.
2. Brooklyn, USA.
3. Hong Kong, CHINA.
4. Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.
5. Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
6. Santa Barbara, USA.
7. Helsinki, FINLAND.
8. Manchester, ENGLAND.
9. Goteborg, SWEDEN.
10. Chicago, USA.
11. Newcastle, AUSTRALIA.
12. Berlin, GERMANY.
13. Salt Lake City, USA.
14. Tokyo, JAPAN (first night).
15. Tel-Aviv, ISRAEL.

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