Morrissey previously postponed the final dates on his current solo tour, but the Smiths frontman went ahead and completely canceled them this weekend.
“The band, the crew, and I are heartbroken to hear that the final six shows of our triumphant tour will be ‘pulled down,'” he wrote in a note posted on his authorized fan site, True to You. “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.”
This tour kicked off Aug. 16 in Berlin, and was paused when keyboardist Gustavo Manzur collapsed at a Colorado show in mid-November. Morrissey wrote in his note that their management company responded to the incident “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.”
Morrissey also thanked the band’s “ragingly loyal audiences” and called out the fans in Jakarta and Singapore City, where he said they played at “roped-off bits of waterlogged fields.” “In dismal circumstances our friends in both cities gave us their best, and we shall never forget them,” he wrote.
Read the full note here.