Morrissey postpones upcoming gigs amid row over antiracism protest

“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 world tour will continue in Mexico City in November. Morrissey has postponed all UK and European gigs scheduled for next month after fans planned a protest against his political views.The former Smiths frontman had been due to play at Castlefield Bowl in his home city of Manchester on July 7 and 8 and then further gigs in Portsmouth and Reading.Promoters blamed “logistical problems” for the postponement but his team was said to have been “rattled” by plans to hold an anti-racism party that clashed with one of the Manchester concerts.Campaigners had organised the One Nation Under A Groove protest party for July 8 at the the city’s Revolution bar after the 59-year-old singer made comments in support of jailed English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson.In April, Morrissey announced his support for For Britain, a far-right party created by failed Ukip leadership contestant Anne Marie Waters, who has said she left Ukip after Nigel Farage dismissed her and her allies as “Nazis and racists”. In an interview posted on his blog, he spoke in support Waters and Robinson . “As far as racism goes, the modern loony left seem to forget that Hitler was leftwing,” he said.A statement released by ticketing website Gigs and Tours said: “Due to logistical problems beyond our control, the UK/European Morrissey concerts scheduled for July will be postponed. The 59-year-old singer made comments in support of jailed English Defence League founder Tommy RobinsonCredit:Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media The 59-year-old singer made comments in support of jailed English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson read more