TTY: THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT - final six rescheduled US dates cancelled

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT - true-to-you.net
3 December 2016

The band, the crew and I are heartbroken to hear that the final six shows of our triumphant tour will be 'pulled down'.
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.

The 28 shows played on this tour have been outstanding triumphs as yet another year strengthens and solidifies our positions around the world.

Since our Bergen date at the start of August, the finances for this tour have exclusively been controlled by 360 Management of Willoughby Avenue in West Hollywood. Each date booked would make enough money to pay its way.
When Gustavo collapsed at the Boulder show, 360 Management responded 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.

Incontestably, the Morrissey Band is the best in the world. We have been repeatedly done over in recent years by slippery industry incompetents, yet we have always recovered our stride and bounced back like the sea - saving ourselves from those who wish us off the map. We are a disciplined ship and we succeed without any help from the music industry. We continue to live with the optical device of an industry where only scale and enormity of cash is seen as evidence of talent; where the public is thought ready to swallow anything as long as it is done with the punch of five million dollars. The results appear to be continually elaborate comic-strip dumbshows that do not even matter to those directly involved. The true artists must look after themselves whilst the artificially aroused are aided and assisted to the highest ranks without a shred of effort, and the result is ... a nest of horrors. And on it goes.


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.

... for which no words could ever express the volcanic love and joy found and shared.
We felt much sadness for our audiences at both Jakarta and Singapore City who struggled with appalling venues - venues which, in fact, were not really venues at all ... just roped-off bits of waterlogged fields. In dismal circumstances our friends in both cities gave us their best, and we shall never forget them. We expect no further chances in Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas or San Antonio ... nights destroyed by the ephemeral damagers ... who do their worst ... and slip away.

I can only stress my sincere thanks once again to YOU for giving the band, the crew and I a phenomenal year - scarred at the end, but drenched in beauty until then.

I will see you in extremely far-off places.

MORRISSEY
3 December 2016.

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"Incontestably, the Morrissey Band is the best in the world"

Oh yeah! Tell us more

"...and YOU are the best audience in the world and I love YOU because you're intelligent enough to know that even though the Morrissey Band has left you stranded somewhere between Boulder and sold-out San Antonio, you don't have to hear the Morrissey Band to know It is the Best in the world.

I will see you far up your ass,
:hibiscus:Morrissey (He of the Best Band.):hibiscus:"

-Thank you Morrissey, now can you please tell us more about the Morrissey Brand? :popcorn: In your own words.
 
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This is Morrissey paying tribute to his band, as a way of saying goodbye. The Smiths will reform in some form in 2017. You've heard it here first, folks...

For the first time since the day they split up I actually agree with this. I do think the signs are, finally, there.
 
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If this were true, then why wee tickets sold just this week for San Antonio....sell out in 15 minutes....come on, something much deeper is going on here. This is total bulls#it...and his fans are left holding the bag and giving him a pass as they always do. Shameful.
 

Uncleskinny

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For the first time since the day they split up I actually agree with this. I do think the signs are, finally, there.

Indeed. There is literally nothing else left for him to do now. Nothing. I've been saying it for years.
 
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This post would have had more pathos if it was accompanied by a Sam Esty Rayner artwork consisting of an image of the morrissey tour bus in flames and going over a cliff, photoshopped onto a glamour model's naked buttcheeks.
 
Gutted for him and the band. Manchester 2016 was one of the best nights of my life. In fact it changed my life...for the much much better. Praying I'll have a chance to be in his audience again.
 
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Morrissey isn't the only person involved with touring, it is complicated. Maybe because the venues didn't all sell out, some of them were quite small. The slimmy management probably thought they made enough money why risk losing money in the last six dates. Actually, probably 100% sure. It is bonus time at the end of the year and these assholes aren't going to risk it.

I really hope they at least record one new song and post on youtube or TTY or do a TV bit again. Also, he needs an instagram or twitter account! You know he misses his fans, you are done playing the lonely part. You can have so much more.....
 

Uncleskinny

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Morrissey isn't the only person involved with touring, it is complicated. Maybe because the venues didn't all sell out, some of them were quite small. The slimmy management probably thought they made enough money why risk losing money in the last six dates. Actually, probably 100% sure. It is bonus time at the end of the year and these assholes aren't going to risk it.

I really hope they at least record one new song and post on youtube or TTY or do a TV bit again. Also, he needs an instagram or twitter account! You know he misses his fans, you are done playing the lonely part. You can have so much more.....

That is the very definition of an oxymoron. It means nothing. And good to know the management are looking after themselves. This pseudo-vegan diet must be working.
 
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This post would have had more pathos if it was accompanied by a Sam Esty Rayner artwork consisting of an image of the morrissey tour bus in flames and going over a cliff, photoshopped onto a glamour model's naked buttcheeks.

I like your artistic vision.
Or a ghostly hand with 36660 "tattoed" on it pulling down the panties of 6 young models in tears, each of them wearing a different tour date... Maybe with a big fire in the background...And a haloed Morrissey dressed in white weeping... And maybe Elvis on a cross looking distraught...
SER: for when words just aren't enough.
 

Life_Is_A_Pigsty

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Indeed. There is literally nothing else left for him to do now. Nothing. I've been saying it for years.

So you have but do you really think anyone here takes you seriously?
 
sad son,

"the Morrissey Band is the best in the world" is simply laughable.

Morrissey's delusion expands just when you think it couldn't go further.

we'll let you know.
 
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Indeed. There is literally nothing else left for him to do now. Nothing. I've been saying it for years.

...And for years Morrissey has kept Bouncing Back.

I've just read on Sm's fb that he has a date planned in Norwich already. He would like you to know he doesn't need Johnny, thank you very much, but you're not listening, are you?

-not kidding though, he really will bounce back. He'll bounce himself into the tomb, that one... :eek:
 
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That is the very definition of an oxymoron. It means nothing. And good to know the management are looking after themselves. This pseudo-vegan diet must be working.

It gets tiring after a while when fans and friends apparently expect him to be perfect, do exactly what they want him to do, carry all the weight. I admire him even though he doesn't always get it right. He isn't the perfect popstar, friend, etc but he tries hard. And looking after yourself only gets you so far, most Americans haven't figured that out, why he have the miserable Donald Trump.
 
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And yet he keeps bouncing back.

:lbf:...beat me to it by a couple of anon minutes!
Needless to say, etc.

I'm telling you, IF he doesn't bounce back, it will all be Peter's fault.








Yes. Peter Hogg.
 
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What you have read in MORRISSEY's statement are lies.

Lies because Morrissey is a very rich man who has self-financed tours in the past, most notably all the tours from 1998 to 2003 - after he had no record contract - and before he signed with Sanctuary. He has stated this in interviews and said as much on the Craig Kilborn show. Morrissey had no records to promote but he found a way to tour anyway with insurance. Moreover, the release of "Years of Refusal" was totally self-produced (unlike "You Are The Quarry" and unlike "Ringleader of the Tormentors" which were produced by Sanctuary). "Years of Refusal" was not distributed by Sanctuary and it was not produced by Sanctuary which was in the process of folding, but rather it was self-produced and distributed by Lost Highway.

So, what would have happened for the shows to go on? It is simple. Morrissey would have had to fork out some cash by arranging hotel and transport and in so doing take less of a cut - and at the very least - break even. Even if he had lost money, his estimated worth is well over 10 million dollars so he could have taken the hit and done the right thing. However, it is known in the industry that if Morrissey does not make a certain amount as a fixed/flat rate - regardless of the size of the venue - he simply will not play a gig. For all his animal rights advocating, he has never played a concert and donated the proceeds to PETA or any other humane society for animals. The Smiths played a one-off benefit concert...but I digress.

Don't be fooled by this self-serving statement. It is Morrissey and Morrissey alone who had the power to continue the tour and it is Morrissey who decided not to do so. If Morrissey is not beholden to the music industry (see his statement), 360 Management cannot stop Morrissey from playing these shows. And if 360 Management stated upon Gustavo's collapse that all funds had "evaporated" - why were the dates re-scheduled?

Do not get caught in the web of words - Morrissey could continue these shows - and Morrissey is blaming, rather than taking responsibility. The words "the show must go on" have no meaning to him.
 
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Indeed. There is literally nothing else left for him to do now. Nothing. I've been saying it for years.


Like a stopped clock. There is not a person on the planet who has been more wrong about this so regularly, presenting the same hollow argument that has been proved wrong over and over again. You admit you've been saying it for years (and quite wrongly) without a heartbeat. Hes done more in that time than you will ever achieve and of course like a stopped clock you may happen to be right at some stage but lets be clear it isn't because you have any insight or any understanding or anything interesting to say at all ever. You remain a fantastically boring twat.
 

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What you have read in MORRISSEY's statement are lies.

Lies because Morrissey is a very rich man who has self-financed tours in the past, most notably all the tours from 1998 to 2003 - after he had no record contract - and before he signed with Sanctuary. He has stated this in interviews and said as much on the Craig Kilborn show. Morrissey had no records to promote but he found a way to tour anyway with insurance. Moreover, the release of "Years of Refusal" was totally self-produced (unlike "You Are The Quarry" and unlike "Ringleader of the Tormentors" which were produced by Sanctuary). "Years of Refusal" was not distributed by Sanctuary and it was not produced by Sanctuary which was in the process of folding, but rather it was self-produced and distributed by Lost Highway.

So, what would have happened for the shows to go on? It is simple. Morrissey would have had to fork out some cash by arranging hotel and transport and in so doing take less of a cut - and at the very least - break even. Even if he had lost money, his estimated worth is well over 10 million dollars so he could have taken the hit and done the right thing. However, it is known in the industry that if Morrissey does not make a certain amount as a fixed/flat rate - regardless of the size of the venue - he simply will not play a gig. For all his animal rights advocating, he has never played a concert and donated the proceeds to PETA or any other humane society for animals. The Smiths played a one-off benefit concert...but I digress.

Don't be fooled by this self-serving statement. It is Morrissey and Morrissey alone who had the power to continue the tour and it is Morrissey who decided not to do so. If Morrissey is not beholden to the music industry (see his statement), 360 Management cannot stop Morrissey from playing these shows. And if 360 Management stated upon Gustavo's collapse that all funds had "evaporated" - why were the dates re-scheduled?

Do not get caught in the web of words - Morrissey could continue these shows - and Morrissey is blaming, rather than taking responsibility. The words "the show must go on" have no meaning to him.

Agree, bands with a far smaller following e.g. Buzzcocks have been self funding tours for years and have made a very healthy living out of it. He is taking the piss with this statement, and treating his fans like shit.
 

gordyboy9

its not me its you.
where does all the ticket money go to.if anyone can explain I would love to know.
 

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