Pet Shop Boys Play Hits and Rarities At Royal Opera House Show -
Pet Shop Boys, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Pet Shop Boys, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Pet Shop Boys Play Hits and Rarities At Royal Opera House Show

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on July 22, 2016

in Live,News

It’s been almost a year since the Pet Shop Boys last hit a concert stage but they came back in style on Wednesday night with the first of four shows at London’s Royal Opera House.

With the recent release of their latest album, Super, it would be expected that the band would feature a number of tracks, which they did, playing five songs from the set, but what was truly amazing is they also played at least one track off of eleven of their twelve other studio albums. The truly career spanning set only excluded music from their 1990 album Behavior.

They also pulled out a few rarities that they hadn’t played in a few years including Love Comes Quickly, which had been on the shelf since 2010, Winner (since 2012) and both Home and Dry and The Sodom and Gomorrah Show which hadn’t been in a set in almost a decade.

Pet Shop Boys setlist

Main Set
Inner Sanctum (from Super, 2016)
West End Girls (from Please, 1986)
The Pop Kids (from Super, 2016)
In the Night (b-side of single Opportunity (Let’s Make Lots of Money), 1985)
Burn (from Super, 2016)
Love Is a Bourgeois Construct (from Electric, 2013)
New York City Boy (from Nightlife, 1999)
Se A Vida É (That’s The Way Life Is) (from Bilingual, 1996)
Twenty-Something (from Super, 2016)
Love Comes Quickly (from Please, 1986)
Love Etc. (from Yes, 2009)
The Dictator Decides (from Super, 2016)
Inside a Dream (from Electric, 2013)
Winner (from Elysium, 2016)
Home and Dry (from Release, 2002)
Vocal (from Electric, 2013)
The Sodom and Gomorrah Show (from Fundamental, 2006)
It’s a Sin (from Actually, 1987)
Left to My Own Devices (from Introspective, 1988)
Go West (from Very, 1993)

Domino Dancing (from Introspective, 1988)
Always on My Mind (from Introspective, 1988)
The Pop Kids (from Super, 2016)


Never miss a story! Get your free daily music news email alert. Subscribe to the Noise11 Music Newsletter here

Listen to the Noise11 Music News channel now at iHeartRadio

Follow on Facebook and Twitter

NOISE11 UPDATES are now in Apple News



Related Posts

Harry Styles Fine Line
New Releases for 13 December 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Harry Styles, Stone Sour (live), Stormzy, Blake Shelton (GH), Lil’ Durk, Dirty Projectors, The Go-Between (Boxset), Furnace & the Fundamentals and Akon.

December 13, 2019
New Music Releases for 6 December 2019

Major new titles coming this week from: Camila Cabello, Kylie Minogue (live), Muse (boxset), Cold Chisel, The Who, Liam Payne, The Beautiful Girls (GH), Fat Freddy’s Drop, Polish Club, Blueface and French Montana.

December 6, 2019
Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson. photo by Ros O'Gorman
Ian Anderson To Perform Jethro Tull Australian Tour Dates

Live Nation has announced Australian dates for Ian Anderson in April but with a more carefully worded announcement than Bluesfest.

October 13, 2016
Troye Sivan
WAMAwards Nominees Announced

Western Australia's WAMAwards nominations have been announced with Tame Impala and Troye Sivan obvious inclusions for 2016.

October 12, 2016
Sting photo by Ros O'Gorman
Sting Honored At BMI Awards

The BMI last night honoured internationally-celebrated songwriter Sting as BMI Icon at the 2016 BMI London Awards.

October 12, 2016
Out On The Weekend
Out On The Weekend Reveals Stage Time For This Weekend

Out On The Weekend has revealed stage times for this weekend's music festival at Williamstown in Victoria.

October 11, 2016
Dixie Chicks photo by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, Photo
CMC Rocks Qld Full Line-Up Revealed

CMC Rock Qld has revealed its full line-up with a dozen international acts and a batch of Australian country royalty.

October 7, 2016