Morrissey in 2012
Morrissey is making history at the Staples Center. For the first time in history, the singer's sold out March 1 show at the Los Angeles stadium will be its first that all the vendors within and around the venue will be 100 percent vegetarian.
Morrissey, a long-time animal activist and vegetarian, says in a press release, "I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals."
Morrissey urged the Staples Canter to close down their McDonald's outlets and they agreed, a request that had previously been denied Sir Paul McCartney, according to the release.
In addition to banishing the sale of "flesh as food" at the singer's request ( "Meat is Murder," indeed ), the Staples Center and promoter Goldenvoice will each donate a portion of the proceeds of ticket sales to PETA.
Morrissey's North American tour, which was postponed after the British rocker was hospitalized in January, resumes with a performance on Live with Jimmy Kimmel on Feb. 26.