Update: Although it was widely reported that Morrissey’s L.A. concert at the Staples Center would be a completely vegetarian one, a statement made by the Staples center confirms that they’ll still be serving meat options. As Los Angeles’ Blog Downtown points out, Lee Zeidman, Sr., the vice president and general manager of the Staples Center, released a statement yesterday which read: “As we have done in the past, we are happy to create a menu with a greater variety of vegetarian items for our guests who prefer these types of options.” The statement went further, including vegan sloppy joes, veggie burgers, wraps, pasta, salads and more. “We respect Morrissey’s lifestyle and his concern for the wishes of so many of his fans and are happy that we are able to honor his requests in this manner.”
Original Text: Singer Morrissey’s sold-out March 1 concert will now be the Staples Center’s very first attempt at a vegetarian-only concert, according to E! Online.
The former frontman of The Smiths had requested that all vendors in and around the Los Angeles stadium only sell vegetarian products.
In addition to granting that request, the Staples Center in conjunction with promoter Goldenvoice will also donate portions of the ticket sales’ revenue to PETA.
In a statement to CNN, Morrissey said the following about the upcoming concert:
“I don’t look upon it as a victory for me. But a victory for the animals.”