Morrissey pulled a gig in Germany last week because it was scheduled to take place in a converted slaughterhouse.
Staunch vegetarian Morrissey was due to play Dresden Slaughterhouse on October 18, but pulled out hours before he was set to go onstage.
The official reason given was that the layout of the venue made it impossible to play.
Morrissey‘s agent Mike Hinc told NME: “There was no direct access to the stage, we couldn’t put our lights up and it was just the wrong shape. It just couldn’t be done.”
However, NME understands the cancellation occurred because Morrissey only realised the venue was a converted slaughterhouse when he arrived.
A source told NME that because of his anti-meat and animal rights beliefs he became increasingly squeamish about the gig and eventually refused to play.
Coincidentally, the former Smiths singer has reintroduced ‘Meat Is Murder’ into his current live show.
It is not thought that the gig in Dresden will be rescheduled.
Meanwhile, Morrissey has added a fourth date at the London Kentish Town Forum on November 13 with support from Mexican Elvis impersonator El Vez. Morrissey’s UK gig kicks off on November 9 at Nottingham Rock City and continues until December 6 where it concludes at Aylesbury Civic Hall.
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