Morrissey cancels entire UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Morrissey has cancelled all of his UK and European tour dates in July – including his visit to Edinburgh next week – because of ‘logistical problems’, his management has announced.

The former Smiths frontman had been due to play the Usher Hall on Wednesday, 4 July, before two shows at Castlefield Bowl in his hometown of Manchester on 7 and 8 July. He also had shows scheduled for Portsmouth and Reading during the month.

A statement shared on Morrissey’s official Facebook page said: “Due to logistical problems beyond our control, 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 including booking fee to their credit/debit cards. Refunds from ticket agents will be actioned from midday on Monday July 2.”

The singer’s representatives said Morrissey’s world tour will resume in Mexico City on November 23.

The postponement comes hot on the heels of the singer’s management criticising the organiser of an anti-racism party in Manchester, which had been intended to coincide with one of the concerts at Castlefield Bowl.

Campaigners – who claim to be ‘former fans’ of Morrissey – planned to hold the event following comments he made in support of jailed EDL founder Tommy Robinson.

Morrissey’s manager, Peter Katsis, had criticised the protest.

In a statement, Katsis accused the event’s organiser, Dave Haslam, of being an attention-seeker and claimed the move was “bulls**t”.

Haslam, a former DJ at Manchester’s iconic Hacienda nightclub, said: “I sympathise with fans who made plans to see him, we know what it’s like to be let down by Morrissey.

“If dates are rescheduled, we’ll be happy once again to provide an alternative event in the city. One that counters Morrissey’s support for Tommy Robinson and the far-right.”

 

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