TMDQA!: "Producers say Morrissey has not yet returned money from shows in Brazil and explains ticket situation" (February 21, 2024)

Producers say Morrissey has not yet returned money from shows in Brazil and explains ticket situation

Morrissey may be causing financial inconvenience to his fans after canceling his two shows in Brazil, which were scheduled to take place this February.

According to the national producers who were responsible for the ex- The Smiths' performances in the country, the veteran musician has not yet returned the fee that was paid for the performances in advance.

Morrissey's first announcement in Brazil indicated that the artist would visit São Paulo and Brasília with the tour that celebrates his 40-year career in September last year. However, after the singer was diagnosed with Dengue, the shows were rescheduled for February 2024.

At the end of January this year, with less than a month to go before the shows scheduled for February 22nd, in São Paulo, and 24th, in Brasília, a statement said that Morrissey was “under medical supervision due to physical exhaustion.”.

Producers say Morrissey didn't pay back fees
Although Free Pass, the company that took care of the São Paulo show, confirmed the refund for those who purchased the tickets, the producer requested a period of up to 90 days to return the money to the public. This is because the amount, as provided for in the contract, was passed almost entirely to Morrissey in advance and, to date, he has not returned the amount.

OnStage Agência, responsible for the show in Brasília, also shared a similar statement and, like Free Pass, regretted the cancellation of the performance and guaranteed assistance to fans who were harmed.

Morrissey's shows would mark his fifth visit to Brazil, the last of which was in 2018, when he was promoting his 2017 album Low in High School .

While he doesn't return to the country, the musician's fans await his new album Bonfire of the Teenagers , which has been teased by the artist since 2021.

Last year, the singer accused Capital Records of having “destroyed” his career and stated that he is being subjected to “torture” in this process, although he highlighted that the company is “prepared to return [the record] for a certain price ”, without elaborating much on the possibility of a launch.

Producer statement regarding refund for Morrissey show.

Free Pass Entretenimento, responsible for organizing Morrissey's show in São Paulo and, in reference to the cancellation of the tour carried out by the artist, is hereby announcing that we are working diligently to organize the necessary procedures and request a deadline of up to 90 days to complete the process.

We also inform that, the company Ticket360, a company acting as a partner of Free Pass Entretenimento in the sale of tickets, for contractual reasons, had already transferred almost the entire amount of funds raised from the sale of tickets with Free Pass Entretenimento, funds that were paid to the artist and which have not yet been returned .

In this way, Free Pass Entretenimento guarantees its existing commitment of more than 15 years in carrying out its activities, carried out with the necessary quality and confidence, ensuring that all customers impacted by the cancellation will be duly reimbursed.

We appreciate your understanding and reiterate our request for patience during this period.

We regret the cancellation of the event and are available to resolve any potential issues.

For more information and monitoring of the refund process, please contact Free Pass Entretenimento.




This is not cool. I wonder if he used the money to buy the album back?

Translation: Morrissey has not yet returned fees for canceled shows in Brazil. Shows were supposed to take place in September 2023, were postponed until February and then cancelled. The producers say they are waiting for a position and for him to return the money he has already received for the shows that will not take place.


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This is not cool. I wonder if he used the money to buy the album back?

Translation: Morrissey has not yet returned fees for canceled shows in Brazil. Shows were supposed to take place in September 2023, were postponed until February and then cancelled. The producers say they are waiting for a position and for him to return the money he has already received for the shows that will not take place.

Don't believe everything you read, or write for that matter.
 
Don't believe everything you read, or write for that matter.

I don't see how he's balancing the books with all the cancellations, touring costs, etc.

There's a theory that you end up creating your worst nightmare - so he might have lost a lot of money through dodgy management while giving interviews exclusively to a website that reinforces every lie ever told about him in the press.
 
I don't see how he's balancing the books with all the cancellations, touring costs, etc.

There's a theory that you end up creating your worst nightmare - so he might have lost a lot of money through dodgy management while giving interviews exclusively to a website that reinforces every lie ever told about him in the press.
I'm in the dark on how all that works too, especially someone who cancels as much as he has recently. While I am in the dark I'm not going to bother speculating on the books. WTF do I know about that?

I just hope he gets some stuff in the negative column sorted out with this new manager, who I realise is not a tour manager but the last thing Morrissey needs to be doing more of is touring.
 
I'm in the dark on how all that works too, especially someone who cancels as much as he has recently. While I am in the dark I'm not going to bother speculating on the books. WTF do I know about that?

I just hope he gets some stuff in the negative column sorted out with this new manager, who I realise is not a tour manager but the last thing Morrissey needs to be doing more of is touring.

I've only had to cancel once because actors will crawl half dead on to a stage - but touring is terrifyingly expensive. Budgets disappear in seconds.
 
If true, indeed not cool...is it really that absurd that this could be true? It seems to be a thing with him not paying back advanced money. Hopefully it's just lack of management but I'm not that sure. How he manages financially with the amount of cancellations is indeed intriguing 🤔
 
‘I love the romance of crime’

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If true, indeed not cool...is it really that absurd that this could be true? It seems to be a thing with him not paying back advanced money. Hopefully it's just lack of management but I'm not that sure. How he manages financially with the amount of cancellations is indeed intriguing 🤔

it seems to be a thing with him that he sometimes shuts down, draws the blinds, and is difficult to get a hold of. And when it comes to money? well, these things take time. Also, we don’t know what is in the contracts that he’s signed.
 
Let's hope his new management get this sorted before Interpol comes knocking. I wonder if the manager was hired to deal with this specifically. Seems much more urgent than releasing a record.
 
:ahhh:
 
Good luck getting that money back. I'm amazed any promoter takes the risk with his record.
 
Yes, it's comical when an artist rips off their fans and promoters.

And you, always the first to jump to the conclusion that Morrissey is evil.
 
I'm sure, it's not Morrissey's fault. He wasn't informed and facts were kept from him. Others pocketed the money.
 
I don't see how he's balancing the books with all the cancellations, touring costs, etc.

There's a theory that you end up creating your worst nightmare - so he might have lost a lot of money through dodgy management while giving interviews exclusively to a website that reinforces every lie ever told about him in the press.
Which website is that? Here? You always seem to be criticising him and his official presence. Overkill. It doesn't help to sprawl his business affairs in full view either. Poor judgement, as if to accuse before knowing the facts. And as if entitled to know all facts, of other people's business.
 

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