Morrissey Returns To London For Live Residency

And he plays four Smiths songs on the first night!

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Morrissey’s week of shows at the Camden Roundhouse in London began last night (January 21) with a cry of “Good evening, West Ham!”

He and his band then launched into “How Soon Is Now?”, the first of four Smiths songs performed in a wide-ranging set, along with “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”, “Death Of A Disco Dancer” and “Stretch Out And Wait”.

Along with rarely-performed early b-sides like “Sister I’m A Poet” and the enduringly controversial album track, “The National Front Disco”, Morrissey also found time for four new songs.


The sold-out shows continue this week on January 22, 23, 25, 26 and 27.

Morrissey’s “Greatest Hits” album, meanwhile, is out on February 4.

Last night’s setlist:


‘How Soon Is Now?’

‘First Of The Gang To Die’

‘I Just Want To See The Boy Happy’

‘That’s How People Grow Up’

‘Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’

‘Sister I’m A Poet’

‘Something Is Squeezing My Skull’

‘All You Need Is Me’

‘The National Front Disco’

‘Death Of A Disco Dancer’

‘Life Is A Pigsty’

‘The Loop’

‘Billy Budd’

‘Mama Lay Softly On The Riverbed’

‘The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores’

‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’

‘Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself?’

‘Stretch Out And Wait’

‘Irish Blood, English Heart’

‘Last Of The Famous International Playboys’


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