Johnny Marr Cancels U.S. Solo Tour Dates

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Johnny Marr performs on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on November 11, 2014.

The former Smiths guitarist axes the end of his 2014 tour over a 'serious close family illness.'

Morrissey isn’t the only former Smiths member canceling tour dates these days.

On Monday (Dec. 8), Johnny Marr announced he’d been forced to cancel the 10 remaining dates on his current North American solo tour due to "serious close family illness."

Previously, on Dec. 6, Marr canceled that evening’s show in Victoria, British Columbia; a Dec. 7 show in Vancouver; and a Dec. 8 show in Seattle, without axing the whole tour.

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Marr shared the following statement via his official website:

I'm really disappointed to not be able to play the shows. The touring has been so enjoyable for me and the band and the audiences have been great everywhere. If it was about just me being unwell I would’ve found a way to continue as I did when I broke my hand earlier in the year, but to not be there for one of my family is not right. Thank you to everyone for the kind messages. See you soon. Johnny. x

Tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. Marr’s site also states that the team “will do everything (it) can to reschedule the dates.” Fans can expect more information about the dates beyond tonight (Dec. 8)’s Seattle date to will be given out shortly.

Marr was touring behind his sophomore solo effort, 2014’s Playland. Check out Billboard’s interview with Marr here.

Here are the dates that Marr has canceled:

Dec. 8: Seattle, WA (Neumos)
Dec. 10: Portland, OR (Wonder Ballroom)
Dec. 11: Eugene, OR (Wow Hall)
Dec. 12: Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
Dec. 14: San Francisco, CA (Independent)
Dec. 15: San Francisco, CA (Independent)
Dec. 16: Pomona, CA (Glass House)
Dec. 18: Solona Beach, CA (Belly Up Tavern)
Dec. 19: Los Angeles, CA (El Rey Theatre)
Dec. 20: Los Angeles, CA  (El Rey Theatre)


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