Michael Nesmith Cancels UK Tour
Michael Nesmith has been forced to cancel his September U.K tour, although he has not detailed the reason for the action.
Nesmith had seven dates schedule in the British Isles including a London date at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on September 21. In a note on his Facebook page, Michael simply said that there were “recent snags that were too difficult to overcome” and that there were “privacy issues I need to honor” in giving any further detail.
The singer has been relatively active in recent years on the road with his own solo tours along with rejoining the Monkees for their last two reunion tours.
Nesmith’s full statement:
Sad to announce the UK tour is cancelled.
In putting it all together we ran into some recent snags that were too difficult to overcome or to reconcile, so I made the decision to withdraw sooner rather than later so everyone would have time to rearrange schedules, and get their ticket money back from the promoter(s) there.
I am fine, family is fine, health is good, and I am busy and active. No worries about that, please.
The detailed reasons for the cancellation are too complex and intertwined with privacy issues I need to honor, so I can’t get into the nitty gritty. Things finally came down to a point where there was no other decision open to me but to cancel.
I am very unhappy about it all, and I was really looking forward to coming. The 2012 tour was so much fun, the band had all made plans to bring the families, and it was shaping up to be a pretty good time. But at this last moment things fell apart in a way that was unrecoverable, so it was time to call retreat.
You all have my undying affection and gratitude for your support, and for the very early and brisk sales of the tickets, but this tour was not shaping up in a way that would work. I am so disappointed about it I can hardly write all this.
The redeeming fact of your support and encouragement gives me solace and you all have my heartfelt apologies for not being there with you.
Even as I write I am examining other avenues for putting a later UK/Euro tour together and am optimistic something will come together. At this point I can’t say when.
But I am hard at work on it.