Morrissey has cancelled his US tour, blaming his management for the gigs being pulled.
The dates in December had already been rescheduled after the original dates were postponed when keyboardist Gustavo Mazur collapsed backstage before a show in Boulder, Colorado.
In a letter to fansite True To You, Morrissey claims his management team pulled the tour funding after Mazur’s collapse. “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,” he wrote as Consequence Of Sound reports.
He continued: “We expect no further chances in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio.” He added they were “nights destroyed by the ephemeral damagers… who do their worst… and slip away.”
Further on in the letter, Morrissey also ranks the audiences he and his band have played for in 2016. Philadelphia can lay claim to being his most “appreciated” audience, while his hometown of Manchester came in at eighth on the 15-strong list. See the full ranking below.
“This year, the mobilized strength of our ragingly loyal audiences were most appreciated, by me, at:
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.”