Morrissey has cancelled all UK and European dates of his tour which were scheduled to begin next Wednesday, July 4 over a racism row.

According to reports, the cancellations are due a dispute over alleged racism from the singer. Two of the concerts were to take place in Morrissey's native Manchester, where an anti-racism protest was planned to coincide with the musician's visit.

The racism accusations arise from comments Morrissey reportedly made which appear to support far-right activists Tommy Robinson and Dublin-born Anne Marie Waters.

A post on Morrissey's official Facebook page reads: "Due to logistical circumstances beyond our control, the UK/European Morrissey Concerts scheduled for July will be postponed.

"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 2nd July.

"The LIHS World Tour will continue, starting back up in Mexico City and South America starting on November 23rd. Watch for more dates to be added soon!

Issued by 'Management', the message concludes. "The LIHS World Tour has been Morrissey's most successful tour to date, having achieved record business for the artist in both the US and The UK. We thank all the fans for their support."

Read Alan Corr's review of Morrissey's most recent album Low in High School here.