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Sunday 1 February 2015

Morrissey to play veggie gig in US

Morrissey will play the Los Angeles Staples Centre
Morrissey will play the Los Angeles Staples Centre

Morrissey is to play the first ever meat-free gig at Los Angeles Staples Centre.

The long-time animal activist and vegetarian will perform at the Los Angeles stadium on March 1 and all the food vendors inside and around the venue will be vegetarian.

According to a press release from Morrissey's representative, the former Smiths frontman asked the Staples Centre to close down their McDonald's outlets and they agreed, a request that had previously apparently been denied to Sir Paul McCartney.

Morrissey said: "I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals."

The Staples Centre, which is owned by AEG and promoter Goldenvoice, will also donate a percentage of the profit from ticket sales to People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals (PETA), of which Morrissey is a member.

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