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There Is A Light That Now Goes Out.
Topic Started: Mon 5 Dec 2016, 22:20:47 (878 Views)
Reggie Peppery
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Goinghome kindly pointed out that Crashingbore posted the following in the Tours thread..

3 December 2016

THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT

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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.
Edited by Reggie Peppery, Mon 5 Dec 2016, 23:23:38.
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Reggie Peppery
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What does it mean? What does it mean? What does it mean? What does it mean? What does it meannn? Whatttt doesss itt meannnn???


And wasn't there going to be a big bang end of tour special??? Is this tied in somehow? Is this the end of The Morrissey Band? What about The Smiths???
Edited by Reggie Peppery, Mon 5 Dec 2016, 22:37:35.
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goinghome
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Reggie Peppery
Mon 5 Dec 2016, 22:20:47
Going home posted the following in the Tours thread...
3 December 2016 THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NOW GOES OUT
Ha!

I see you're covering yourself there, Reggie, in case I did post, which has happened before. In this case, crashingbore did the honours. : )

It's rotten news though. 360 Management had to factor in the possibility of some illness, and to pull the later dates AFTER they were presumably agreed, and announced, seems like the height of stupidity. An infuriating end-of-year development. On the other hand, what a world-conquering year it was for Morrissey!
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Reggie Peppery
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Horlicks!!! For once I thought I had got it right!

Back to the drawing room!

Reggie

Now amended!

To address the 360 point...it seems rather odd...money to be made, the tickets were sold...Moz was in high spirits and looking forward to ending on crescendo.
I guess we will never know why 360 pulled the plug.

Do you think we will see the same lineup again next year?

Reggie
Edited by Reggie Peppery, Mon 5 Dec 2016, 23:29:13.
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mammaof3
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I don't really know what Moz and the band could do if management is responsible for cancelling the tour...although it does seem incredible that any decent management company wouldn't be prepared for possible postponements or cancellations. But whatever the reasons, or who is to blame.... I feel bad for the fans who already had to change plans for the rescheduled dates and now are out of luck completely. :(

With this sad sort of end to the tour, it is a bit less exciting to see his top ten list this tour, though.... :ermm:
Edited by mammaof3, Tue 6 Dec 2016, 03:07:02.
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Reggie Peppery
Mon 5 Dec 2016, 23:22:44
Horlicks!!! For once I thought I had got it right!

Back to the drawing room!

Reggie

Now amended!

To address the 360 point...it seems rather odd...money to be made, the tickets were sold...Moz was in high spirits and looking forward to ending on crescendo.
I guess we will never know why 360 pulled the plug.

Do you think we will see the same lineup again next year?

Reggie
Edited by Mr Harris Overcoat, Tue 6 Dec 2016, 10:43:15.
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