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Morrissey playing ‘Kimmel,’ reschedules tour (updated dates); Staples Center show may or may not be 100% meat-free

Morrissey at BAM, Jan. 2013  (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Moz

Morrissey, who has been battling Barrett’s Esophagus which forced him to cancel quite a few shows on his 2013 tour, is on the mend and will restart his tour this week with a performance at San Diego’s Balboa Theater on Wednesday (2/27). The day before (Tues, 2/26) he’ll perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

Among those dates are this Friday’s show (3/1) at LA’s Staples Center with Patti Smith. Morrissey had announced that the concession stands there would be vegetarian — a first for the venue — but Staples Center is now saying that is not the case. While the McDonalds franchises there will be closed for Moz’s show and they have added to the menu such items as vegan sloppy Joes, vegan sushi and hummus, all regular concession stand items will be available. Morrissey, however, fired back saying:

Reports that the Staples Center will not be 100% vegetarian on March 1st are playfully untrue. Contractually, all McDonalds vendors shall be closed down, and the only thing burning shall be my heart.

The rescheduled tour dates — which include a few new shows as well — are listed below.

Morrissey — 2013 North American Tour Dates
2/27 San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theater
3/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center*
3/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood High School
3/4 Davis, CA @ Robert Mondavi Center
3/6 Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
3/8 Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
3/9 San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
3/18 Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
3/19 Lincoln, NE @ Rococo Theatre
3/22 Minneapolis, MN @ Orpheum
3/23 Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theater
3/27 Clear Lake, IA @ Surf Ballroom
3/29 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
3/30 Atlanta, GA @ Cobb Energy Center
4/2 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
4/3 Richmond, VA @ National
4/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theater
4/8 Flint, MI @ Whiting Auditorium
4/9 Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater
4/12 Beaumont, TX @ Jefferson Theater
4/13 Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
4/15 Dallas, TX @ Palladium
4/16 Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall
4/19 Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theater
4/20 Las Vegas, NV @ The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
4/23 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
4/26 Denver, CO @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre
4/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kingsbury Hall
4/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
*Special guests Patti Smith and her band
**Kristeen Young will open on all nights

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