L.A. declares Morrissey Day
Friday has been deemed “Morrissey Day” in L.A. by the Los Angeles City Council. The distinction coincides with the British pop star’s two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend and next week’s release of his latest album, “Low in High School.”
“Los Angeles embraces individuality, compassion, and creativity, and Morrissey expresses those values in a way that moves Angelenos of all ages,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a statement Wednesday.
In recognition of Morrissey’s animal-rights advocacy, the Hollywood Bowl is changing its menu to all vegetarian fare during his performances Friday and Saturday, with Billy Idol in the opening slot.
Morrissey has long maintained a strong fan base in Los Angeles, the fourth city on his U.S. tour this year.