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Morrissey: “All McDonalds vendors shall be closed down”

Watch Morrissey perform "Action is my Middle Name" on Letterman. The former Smiths frontman starts his North American tour today. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin, Getty Images.

Morrissey has postponed his show scheduled for Denver on Feb. 21. Photo by Stephane De Sakutin, Getty Images.

By Erik Myers

Some would consider a sports arena without meat the equivalent to a hamburger without the beef (or even the quinoa substitute for that matter). Morrissey is insisting that his March 1 performance at the Staples Center will be an entirely meat-free event, even though he seems to be the only one saying it. After his publicist issued a press release announcing the decision, the Staples Center countered with its own statement that its vendors would only be adding “a variety of vegetarian food items to those already offered.”

Via his official “fanzine” site True-To-You, Morrissey now writes that the contrary reports are “playfully untrue. Contractually, all McDonalds vendors shall be closed down, and the only thing burning shall be my heart.”

All eyes are now on Staples Center representatives, who have yet to comment. It’s worth noting that the former Smiths singer says a lot of things, not all of which are entirely based in fact. Unfortunately, his recent postponement of a Colorado performance on account of illness remains all too true.

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Electronic blogger Erik Myers is a Denver-based writer and new contributor to Reverb. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter.

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