Morrissey Reportedly to Dress Band in "Meat Is Murder" T-shirts for Dallas Concert

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In case you didn't hear about it, Morrissey got tackled last week. During his own concert. By some of his own fans. Talk about a tough break.

Granted, as far as we can tell, there was no ill intent in the mass attack unleashed on our fair Moz. Then again, the former Smiths frontman, foie gras hater, and notorious show-canceller often does plenty to attract the wrath of onlookers, be they fans or detractors. And if reports are to be believed, he plans on pushing the buttons of Dallas concertgoers when he visits the Majestic next Thursday, May 22.

The short of it is this: Morrissey recently had animal-rights organization PETA design some special "Meat Is Murder" T-shirts, which coincidentally were released last week as well. (No connection with San Jose. Probably.) For what it's worth, we prefer the camouflage one, but then that's neither here nor there.

In any event, PETA reached out to the Observer this morning to inform us that Morrissey's band -- who routinely dress up in matching outfits -- are planning on wearing the new "Meat Is Murder" duds on the occasion of their Majestic stop. Why Dallas, you might ask? Well, Texas is the nation's largest producer of beef products (and by a comfortable margin, it would seem), so we perhaps are in need of a good wake-up call. Apparently Dallas just happens to be important enough to be the, er, guinea pig on this one. (Sorry, El Paso.)

That Moz's boys would follow through on such a plan seems plenty likely, at least based on past habits. They've worn shirts that say such things as "Ringling Beats Animals" and, a little less prosaically, "Sea World Sucks," in Boston and San Diego respectively.

What's more, while they perform the namesake song, real-life slaughterhouse footage will be projected onto stage behind them. You know, just in case you didn't get the point already.

Here's hoping Dallasites stay civil and that the only brutality to take place will be on-screen, and not in-person.

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16 comments
alcamus40
alcamus40

Does anyone know if Morrissey will be doing the same stuff at all his concerts?

linda.rains
linda.rains

Oh yes, I'm sure there will be plenty of Texas meat-eating good ole' boys and beef producers at a Morrissey concert. But go for it, buddy. Point your arrow and miss your target by a couple miles. smh.

mattbs_1969
mattbs_1969

Here is hoping the so called fans give the band what they ask for and bring plenty of beef to throw on stage....

kergo1spaceship
kergo1spaceship

This guy is, and has been a beating FOR YEARS. And what about that singing?  Oy vey!  

sstrong421
sstrong421

Wait, there's a PETA that's not the People for Eating Tasty Animals?

markzero
markzero

'What can we do to get some more attention for ourselves but not actually have to do anything important or hard?'


'We're going to Texas! Let's wear anti-meat t-shirts!'

ChrisYu
ChrisYu

The Smiths legacy is murdered.

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

"Do you know what they do to those chickens?"


"No, but it's DELICIOUS!"


-Jim Gaffigan

rubberduky
rubberduky

I will THAT guy in the crowd with a prime rib on a paper plate with led lights on my hat to attract Morrisseys attention all while cutting up the tender beef and slowly shoving the bits into my face WITH A SMILE. Oh.... and the MOZ does like meat, he likes TUBE STEAK.

cyrrndr
cyrrndr

Did Morrissey not get the memo on how many animals PETA kills every year?

DiabloRojo
DiabloRojo

No, Meat is "delicious" murder... get it right...

bboudakian
bboudakian

Going to see Moz and I don't care what he is wearing! I'm a meat eater but love that he isn't afraid to share his point of view and I totally respect that! Speak your mind Moz! See you on the 22nd! <3


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