Skip to comments.Morrissey cancels gig in Iceland after venue refuses to go vegetarian
Posted on 02/03/2015 10:30:30 AM PST by a fool in paradise
Morrissey has scrapped a gig in Iceland due to the venue refusing to not sell meat on the night of the show.
The famously vegetarian Morrissey insists that any venue he plays goes meat-free on the night of his performance. However, as confirmed by fansite True-To-You, the Harpa Concert Hall in Rekjavik would not agree to the terms and the gig is now canceled.
"I love Iceland and I have waited a long time to return, but I shall leave the Harpa Concert Hall to their cannibalistic flesh-eating bloodlust," Morrissey said in a statement.
Morrissey tours the UK next month. The short outing begins at Nottingham's Capital FM Arena on March 13, taking in dates in Bournemouth, Cardiff, Leeds and Glasgow before wrapping up at Birmingham's Barclaycard Arena on March 27.
Morrissey's 2014 tour which the singer described as "what I may risk calling our best tour ever" included just one UK date, at London's O2 Arena. The performer listed the London date as his favourite gig of the year in an end-of-tour message.
However, a European tour last year was met with a number of setbacks including the singer cancelling dates in Greece and Turkey. A gig in Germany was ended shortly after a stage invasion and he walked off stage during his Poland show after being heckled by a fan.
Earlier in the year, Morrissey cancelled a number of dates due to a "flu outbreak" amongst his crew. This came after a string of US dates were scrapped, with the singer revealing that he had been treated for cancer.
So Morrissey is taking the “scream and run away like a child in a temper tantrum” approach.
They eat human flesh in Iceland? I mean apart from the death metalheads?
his right to do it.
Just more for we People Eating Tasty Animals.
Maybe he should try some Icelandic meat soup...
“The famously vegetarian Morrissey...” *SNORT*
Call the wambalamps.
He is demanding discrimination against omnivores.
Well it’s his right to do so. Just like a Christian Band may request no beer be sold.
But to demand that others conform to his wishes or else?
Who is she?
Ha! His crew has to cancel many concerts because of the flu - a direct result of depriving themselves of meat. Lowers resistance.
He should also issue and edict that ONLY Vegans be allowed to purchase or pay for downloads of ANY and ALL of his products. That’ll show ‘em!
Yes, but he could take rejection with a bit more class. He just sounds like a two year old.
Have you heard about the ultimate Morrissey tribute band?
They cancel all of their gigs 24 hours ahead of the show.
Good! I am the walrus, coo-koo ca-chu!
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