Morrissey has made the shock decision to postpone all of his UK and European tour dates.
The decision has been made and confirmed by his promoter who cites “logistical concerns beyond our control”.
Coincidentally, Morrissey’s highly-anticipated homecoming gigs in Manchester are among the dates cancelled. Far Out previously reported how a group of ex-Morrissey fans had planned an anti-racism party on the night of his shows at Castlefield Bowl in reaction to his controversial political stance.
A statement via Gigs and Tours confirmed the news, it read: “The UK/European Morrissey concerts scheduled for July will be postponed.”
“We deeply regret any inconvenience to the fans and promise to reschedule UK and European dates as soon as possible.
“All original purchasers from official ticket outlets will have the full ticket fee refunded, included booking fee.”
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Earlier, Morrissey’s manager Peter Katsis was forced to issue an official statement in regards to the planned anti-racism protest at the singer’s Manchester concert.
‘One Nation Under a Groove’ have arranged a protest party to be hosted close to Morrissey’s Manchester gig. The event, which is organised DJ and writer Dave Haslam, is “in response to Morrissey’s divisive views, and his support for the far-right” and has asked all people attending to expect “solidarity, love, unity, positivity, reggae, funk, soul, and disco.”
In response to the protest, Katsis rubbished claims of an uprising and ridicules the event organiser, he said: “The Guardian Gets It Wrong Again! Let’s get real. ‘Former Morrissey fans’ have not organized anything. That ‘Has-Been Haslam’ character was never a Morrissey fan,” the post reads.
“We are in the business of creating music and performing music. We are actually not in the business of politics, or bullshit. We’ll leave that to Wannabees like Mr Haslam and the Editors of The Guardian.”