Morrissey has assured fans planning to attend his upcoming Los Angeles show that the Staples Center will be meat-free, despite what venue bosses are telling the local media.

The vegetarian rocker's publicist announced the 1 March (13) gig would be the arena's first 100 per cent veggie concert in a press release earlier this week (beg18Feb13), prompting one of the venue's bosses to dismiss the claim and state that only the backstage area would be meat-free for Morrissey.

But the Everyday is Like Sunday singer insists he's got it right - and concertgoers will not be able to purchase burgers and hot dogs at the Staples Center when he plays there.

He writes, "Reports that the Staples Center will not be 100 per cent vegetarian on March 1st are playfully untrue. Contractually, all MCDonalds vendors shall be closed down, and the only thing burning shall be my heart."