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Singer Morrissey bans meat from Newcastle Arena gig

Morrissey has banned all meat products from his gig at the Metro Radio Arena on Friday night.

The devout vegan has placed restrictions on the venue serving any meat products, and the arena will stop gig-goers from bringing meat inside.

It means burgers, hotdogs and pepperoni pizza are off the menu.

A spokesperson from the Metro Radio Arena confirmed:

At the request of the artist, this is a meat-free show. No meat will be sold at the concession stands or be allowed into the venue."

– Spokesperson, Metro Radio Arena

It's not the first time Morrissey has requested 'no meat' at one of his concerts. The singer has placed the same restrictions at many shows, including his 2006 gig at Newcastle Arena.

Friday's show is part of Morrissey's first full UK tour since 2015, giving fans the chance to hear tracks from his new album Low in High School.

Rising to prominence as frontman of The Smiths, Morrissey went on to forge a successful career as a solo artist.

Releasing his debut solo album Viva Hate back in 1988, he has since released a number of critically acclaimed follow-ups including Kill Uncle and Your Arsenal, and hugely successful comeback album You Are the Quarry after a five year hiatus in 2004.