Committed vegetarian and noted misanthrope Morrissey will play four shows at the Sydney Opera House in May as part of the Vivid Live festival, and per his request, all meat will be banned from the venue for the course of his shows.

This is fairly standard operating procedure for the singer, who once stormed off stage at Coachella when he smelled meat cooking nearby, and recently cancelled a show in Iceland when the venue would not bend to his will.

“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,” he said in a characteristically Morrissey-ish statement after the show in question fell through.

Per reports in News Limited, the singer has requested a ban on meat from backstage catering at the Opera House, as well as any food and beverage bars associated with the Concert Hall for the nights of his performances.

Morrissey will pay at the Opera House on May 26, 27, 30 and 31, and there is a ballot for tickets to the shows, which you can enter here.

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