July 21, 2013 10:31

Morrissey cancels remaining South American tour dates

Singer had been due to make his live return in Buenos Aires, Argentina on July 28

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Morrissey has cancelled his remaining tour dates in South America.

Last week (July 13) the singer apologised for pulling a number of tour dates in Peru and Chile after being struck down with food poisoning. At the time, he said he would be well enough to return for a run of four dates in Argentina and Brazil beginning in Buenos Aires on July 28.

However, none of these shows will now take place, Morrissey has confirmed. "I am informed today that the projected tour of South America is snuffed out, thus euthanised - 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," the singer writes in a post on the True To You fansite.

"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 singer continues. "The future is suddenly absent, and my apologies are now so frequent as to be somewhat ridiculous, and it is I who apologise because no one else would bother."

Later in the blog post, the singer adds: "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."

Over the past year Morrissey has postponed and cancelled a host of tour dates because of his mother's and his own ill health. He recently revealed that he nearly died earlier this year due to medical problems.

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