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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Anonymous

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Such utter bullshit really. Something happened between Boulder and this statement. These shows were rescheduled with the blessing of the venues and both Morrissey and his management. its insincere for HIM to blame 360 when he was solely responsible for the slate of cancelled shows (minus Boulder) in the first place. Knowing the way the business works, I'm pretty sure that 360 expected the shows to go on minus Gustavo after CO.
 
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Anonymous

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we love you Moz! philly was amazing! Glad I got to be there to see it!
 

Thewlis

Junior Member
To Morrissey of course. But you already knew that. He's asking 100K a night apparantly.
This doesn't of course mean he'd have to pay for the transportation of the touring party.

But enough is enough, the tour he did was more than anyone expected this time last year.
He'll be back more dates in 2017 I'm sure.
 

Carly

Active Member
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.
He always goes on about how he 'lives for standing on stage and singing', evidently not. i wouldn't mind but it wasn't before the tour started the whole thing 'fell through' but near the end, is it really too much for him to use his cash to finish off?
 
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Anonymous

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The point is: He could easily pay for the transportation of the touring party.

To Morrissey of course. But you already knew that. He's asking 100K a night apparantly.
This doesn't of course mean he'd have to pay for the transportation of the touring party.

But enough is enough, the tour he did was more than anyone expected this time last year.
He'll be back more dates in 2017 I'm sure.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
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.

He does give money to a charity. It's called "Sammy".
:straightface:
Hey, don't laugh, not paying for Sammy's meals, drinks, laundry, hotels, cameras, and the occasional prost-, model would have put some gas in that tour bus... Asking Damon to film instead would have put some diesel in that stage truck!

But Morrissey couldn't decently let his sister's kid starve only to satisfy a few fans now, could he... :(

Personally, I would have left the young man with a few joints in Las Vegas and finished the tour gloriously even if that meant forking out. Better that than f***ing up, in my view.
But looks like Morrissey never gave a f. about finishing this tour anyway and had his S.O.B story ready from the start...

Yes, like a few others here, I feel I know Morrissey like he's family now...The embarrassing member of the family...
 

kissmyshadestoo

Nobody ever looks at me twice
Get back together with Johnny.....take the money for a 1 year tour with that. Then he can go back out solo with his band (self funded if needed but I think label interest would be heavy afterwards). It's the best of both worlds.
 
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Anonymous

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'another year strengthens and solidifies our position around the world ' - is the guy completely deluded?

He's evidently been reading Self-Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion during this tour! :clap:

Well can't blame him, if he doesn't reassure himself like that and maintain his image, there's a good chance he will fall to pieces and go completely mad. It seems to get worse with age.

But by the tone of his statement I'd say he's on the brink of depression anyway. It's too artificially high, he's bound to come down soon. There must be some hidden insecurity behind those words. He sounds too much like a jerk.

Extraordinarily successful long tour? Well...
Extraordinarily Long Switzerland recovery maybe then.
 

AztecCamera

Well-Known Member
Steve "gets back" with John about 3 times a month. A cool 3 million a month isn't that bad, so who needs Chicago, D...........troit, and San Antonio? You people just don't get it.
 
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Anonymous

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Tomorrow, part 2 of this statement
in which Jesse Tobias dramatically reveals that...
:mad: Kristeen Young stole the Tour money!!! :mad:
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Probably, there were too many requests for refunds on the rescheduled dates and the promoters felt that the remainder of the tour was no longer viable, given that it was due to restart a few days from now.
 

Surface

Vegan Cro’s parents regret the condom splitting
Steve "gets back" with John about 3 times a month. A cool 3 million a month isn't that bad, so who needs Chicago, D...........troit, and San Antonio? You people just don't get it.

No, you just don't get that every one knows you are a lying retarded c***. Just f*** off with your stupid f***ing bullshit.
 

marred

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

Also..."The true artists must look after themselves..."

Good grief. And why is it always someone else's fault?

But the story here is that there's no money. Which is sad.

One more thing. I like how the address of the company is mentioned. "Maybe, just maybe, someone will send them some dog-doo in the post..."

And finally. No records, as promised. No record company will put up with him. Tours incomplete. At what point must pride be swallowed for that $$$$$ headline-grabbing reunion?
And first cab of the rank, surprise, surprise is the ultimate whinging twat.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
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.

Uncle fatty, why don't you take off your leather loafers and breathe in the stench that is 'Morrisssey-Solo' you daft turd brain.
 

Quando quando quando

Well-Known Member
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...

In a way it would make me happy but I feel sad too cause I value his music, present and past as much as a new cooperation with Johnny Marr.
However you sound pretty optimistic which I don't if I read the headline of his tty statement.

Saying: There is light that now goes out gives me the creeps.
I know his sense for drama but he is referring to a song that would give you hope, always. But in stead of never it states now.

Maybe I read too much in it, I hope so but I'm losing hope.
This might be it. Unfortunately, but this is how it feels to me.
Who is going to get that light shining again if it isn't Moz in person?
I feel sad. I really do.
 
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ACTON

Don't Leave Us In The Dark
'another year strengthens and solidifies our position around the world ' - is the guy completely deluded? He can't get a record contact, his shows are getting terrible reviews due to the boring setlists, and his recent novel was a complete clusterf***. He's never been more irrelevant as an artist. Give it up dude - swallow your pride, pick up the phone, call Johnny marr and ask him to save your career, because it's currently on life support.
Says an anonymous poster on a website. Seems to me you could be on life support yourself.
 
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Anonymous

Guest
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.

Funny a friend calla him Stephen Patrick Trump .
Lol
 
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Anonymous

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He cancels a few shows and the claws come out from those I think weren't even plan on going? I DID plan on going and lost a bit of money over the cancel date and am not angry. Sad, but not angry. It was beyond his control.

Morrissey, ignore all the comments.
 

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