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Morrissey cancels remaining South American tour dates


Morrissey has voiced his frustration after he was forced to cancel the remaining dates of his doomed South American tour.

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The singer has been plagued by illness over the last few months which forced him to cut his North American tour and his first few shows in South America. He had been expected to return to the stage in Buenos Aires on July 28 after recovering from a bout of food poisoning, but he has now announced the rest of the tour has been axed due to logistical difficulties.

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Morrissey has apologized to fans in a statement, and shared his disappointment over the cancellation of the tour. He writes, "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... It is agonising to be responsible for imparting such news - especially when it springs upon me unexpectedly and inexplicably...

"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."

Morrissey's health woes this year have included a battle with double pneumonia, a bleeding ulcer, and throat condition Barrett's oesophagus.

Jul 22, 2013 2:11PM
Now this is great news:  SPINAL TAP planning 2014 tour
Jul 22, 2013 6:41AM
Always been a fan of The Smiths and his solo work - but he's nuttier than a squirrel turd.  Have some steak and potatoes - might feel better.
Jul 22, 2013 5:06AM
WOW!!  Some good news for a change
Jul 22, 2013 3:22AM
Jul 21, 2013 8:43PM
What's new??! Love the guy and his music but he's perpetually stuck in his own hell.,,,and it shows.
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