Morrissey cancels concert at Harpa because meat is served at its restaurants

Harpa concert hall in the city centre which has two …

Harpa concert hall in the city centre which has two restaurants and a catering service, all serving meat. mbl.is/Eggert Jóhannesson

According to True to You, a Morrissey fansite and a story in NME, Morrissey has cancelled a show at Harpa Concert Hall as it refused to go vegetarian on the night of the performance.
"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 apparently said in a statement.

Morrissey has long insisted that any venue he plays be vegetarian, at least for the night of his shows.  Director of Harpa, Halldór Guðmundsson said to mbl.is this morning that negotiations about the concert had only been in early stages and that he had not heard of the issue but directed the enquiry to the concert promoter Halldór Kvaran at concert promoting company RR ehf. 

"When the meat issue came up we realised that Harpa wouldn't work out for the concert," said Kvaran. "There are two restaurants in the building as well as a catering service and we can't order them to take meat of all their menus. We didn't even ask them to. We're currently seeing if we can figure out another concert venue for Morrissey in Iceland. "

Morrissey has long insisted that any venue he plays be …

Morrissey has long insisted that any venue he plays be vegetarian, at least for the night of his shows. Photo/Mario Anzuoni

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