Earlier this month, Geto Boys announced a farewell tour following Bushwick Bill’s diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer. The tour has now been canceled, TMZ reports. According to TMZ, Bushwick Bill felt the organizers were exploiting his illness. In addition, he was reportedly upset with the title of the tour—“The Beginning of a Long Goodbye: The Final Farewell”—because it “made it seem like he was on his deathbed.” Pitchfork has contacted representatives for Geto Boys.
According to TMZ, Bushwick Bill is planning a solo tour without his Geto Boys bandmates Scarface and Willie D. The tour, reportedly called “Phuck Cancer,” will begin on June 8 in Dallas. Bushwick Bill will donate 10 percent of proceeds to pancreatic cancer patients in each city on the trek, TMZ reports.
05-24 Pontiac, MI - The Crofoot
05-25 Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
05-29 Washington, DC - Howard Theatre
05-30 New York, NY - Sony Hall
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