- 20 Jan 22
In 2022, I intend to make personal music with the spirit and focus that is required," James Vincent McMorrow promised.
James Vincent McMorrow has been forced to cancel his US and Canadian tour dates, originally scheduled for March of this year, as a result of the uncertainty surrounding Covid regulations.
The 'I Should Go' Malahide singer-songwriter/producer posted a lengthy explanation regarding the cancellation on his Twitter, beginning with "Ok, so this is bad news but also good news."
"The bad news is that we are going to pull the US/Canadian tour in March. We won't be putting in new dates so all tickets are refundable at point of purchase," McMorrow wrote.
"I am truly sorry this is happening, I have gotten too used to, as we all have, postponing or cancelling."
The singer thanked his team for working hard to curb any Covid concerns but, ultimately the reality of bringing a whole crew over from Ireland left too many variables at play.
"The window is just too tight and the risk if someone pops a positive test or we have to pull a bunch of the shows is too great."
McMorrow then discussed his modified plans for 2022 in light of the cancellations.
"I need to more forward," he wrote. "For two years, I've felt my vision and clarity towards what I'm doing slowly ebb away, get replaced with this manic chaotic energy. and I hate it."
His latest album, Grapefruit Season, was fully released in 2021 after slowly rolling out over a year and a half. McMorrow wants to move on from his latest work now that he feels his "vision coming back."
"Music means everything to me...I got into this to make things that compelled me and compelled you," he said. "In 2022, I intend to do all of that with the spirit and focus that is required."
The genre-bending artist was last heard on a one-off single from last December, 'I'd Love If You Stayed,' to celebrate the Christmas season.
"Let’s not talk too much about 2021, it was shite, it came and it went, we all had grand plans and none of it worked out," the musician posted to Instagram on December 16."But tomorrow is a new day and it’s Christmas and we all need things to make us feel better right now. So here’s a song for you."
McMorrow did see the stage in Ireland last summer having made a return to the festival circuit. He also released a special recording of 'Poison to You' from his performance at The Everyman Theatre in Cork last October.
Read the full cancellation post below.
so this is bad news but also good news.
The bad news is that we are going to pull the US/Canadian tour in March. We won't be putting in new dates so all tickets are refundable at point of purchase. I am truly sorry that this is happening, please see pics attached. pic.twitter.com/f4rQ5sFe5C
— James Vincent McMorrow (@jamesvmcmorrow) January 19, 2022
Read James Vincent McMorrow's 2021 Hot Press cover story, here.