LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Just two weeks after pulling the plug on his remaining U.S. tour dates, Morrissey is laying the blame for the cancellation of the remaining dates on his failed tour squarely at the feet of his management company.
While Moz and company had initially attributed the canceled tour dates to the ill health of his keyboardist Gustavo Manzur, who reportedly collapsed backstage just hours before the band was due to perform at a show in Boulder in November, Morrissey took to the fan blog true-to-you.net to this week to call out 360 Management for the road issues.
According to Morrissey, the remaining dates on the tour were pulled due to issues with financing.
"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," he wrote.
"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."
He went on to praise his group and ascribe his touring setbacks in recent years to "industry" people, writing:
"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."
Then, he went on to list the best and worst audiences of 2016, with top honors going to Philadelphia, Brooklyn, and Hong Kong. At the bottom of his list were Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, where he said he "expects no further chances" and described the tour dates there as "nights destroyed by the ephemeral damagers … who do their worst … and slip away."
He also singled out the fans of 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."
We reached out to 360 Management for comment on Morrissey's allegations, but at the time of publication, they had not responded. – Staff Writers