Madison Square Garden serves meat platters to corporate guests during all-vegan Morrissey gig

The former Smiths frontman performed at the New York venue on Saturday (June 27)

Despite a request for his Madison Square Garden gig to be vegan-only, meat was served to some guests at Morrissey’s New York gig on Saturday (June 27).

The former Smiths frontman had previously claimed that the famous venue accepted his wishes for no meat to be served at his show, with Madison Square Garden duly delivering on their agreement by serving only veggie and vegan food to standard ticket holders.

However, as The Gothamist reports, corporate suite guests were exempt to such rules. An attendee named Jessica Pearson recently informed the publication that platters of chicken, meatballs and sushi were served to guests in the VIP boxes.


“This weekend I attended the Morrissey show at Madison Square Garden,” she said. “Moz proudly announced that it was a historic day as Madison Square Garden went fully Vegan. Turns out it was vegan everywhere BUT the corporate suites.”

Pearson continued to claim: “MSG offered up House Made Meatball Sliders, Hill Country Brisket Sandwiches, Cereal-Crusted Chicken Fingers, and Fresh Sushi Platters. Friends on the main floor ate vegan hot dogs. Thought you would find it amusing — though I’m sure Mr Morrissey will not.”

See a photo of the food on offer below.

A statement from Madison Square Garden reads: “We changed the menu in the public areas for the show on Saturday night and didn’t make the same changes in the private areas. This was an oversight and will be fixed the next time.”


Meanwhile, Morrissey has also announced that he’s changed the venue of his upcoming Nashville concert next week. Moz was previously scheduled to perform in the US city on Thursday (July 2), but now he will play the day after instead (July 3).

A statement issued to fansite True To You reads: “Morrissey’s concert in Nashville on Thursday, July 2, at the Grand Ole Opry House is being moved to Friday, July 3, at the Ryman Auditorium.”

As Stereogum reports, the Grand Ole Opry House has a capacity of 4,400, while the newly-assigned venue hold around 2,400.