Morrissey to hold first-ever meat-free concert at L.A.'s Staples Center

Morrissey performs at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts on Jan. 9, 2013, in Greenvale, N.Y. Mike Pont/Getty Images

No one's going to be having a burger at one of Morrissey's next concerts.

Promoters for the 18,000-seat Staples Center in Los Angeles have announced that the British singer's upcoming sold-out show at the venue will be totally meat-free.

"I don't look upon it as a victory for me, but a victory for the animals," Morrissey said in a statement, according to the Los Angeles Times.

For the first time in Staples Center history, food vendors will be prohibited from selling any meat products and all of its McDonalds outlets will be closing their doors for the night.

Morrissey, who rose to fame in the 1980s as a member of The Smiths with albums like 1985's "Meat Is Murder," has a been a lifelong vegan and supporter of animal rights.

The 53-year-old rocker was recently forced to cancel a series of concerts during his current tour after suffering an ulcer and other health setbacks in January. Morrissey's tour is expected to pick up again Feb. 27 in Sand Diego.

His meat-free Staples Center show will be held on March 1.

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