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Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo

Morrissey, Festival Hall, Melbourne, Photo By Ros O'Gorman

Morrissey Opens US Tour And Covers The Pretenders

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 2, 2017

in News

Morrissey opened his U.S. tour on Tuesday (October 31) night at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland with a 22-song set that included music from his new album, a Smiths song that has never been performed live and a Pretenders cover.

Five songs from the upcoming Low in High School were featured along with three from the singer’s last album World Peace is None of Your Business. Mixed in were also four from the Smiths’ catalog and two covers which Morrissey has peppered into previous shows, Elvis Presley’s “You’ll Be Gone” and the Pretenders’ “Back on the Chain Gang”.

The Smiths ‘I Started something I Couldn’t Finish’ had never been previously performed live by Morrissey or The Smiths.

Main Set

You’ll Be Gone (Elvis Presley cover)
I Wish You Lonely (from Low in High School, 2017)
I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish (from the Smiths’ Strangeways, Here We Come, 1987)
Spent the Day in Bed (from Low in High School, 2017)
Alma Matters (from Maladjusted, 1997)
Speedway (from Vauxhall and I, 1994)
When You Open Your Legs (from Low in High School, 2017)
Home Is a Question Mark (from Low in High School, 2017)
Istanbul (from World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014)
When Last I Spoke to Carol (from Years of Refusal, 2009)
How Soon Is Now? (b-side of Smiths’ “William, It Was Really Nothing”, 1985)
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris (from Years of Refusal, 2009)
The Bullfighter Dies (from World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014)
Jack the Ripper (from World of Morrissey, 1995)
Back on the Chain Gang (Pretenders cover)
World Peace Is None of Your Business (from World Peace is None of Your Business, 2014)
All the Young People Must Fall in Love (from Low in High School, 2017)
Ganglord (from Swords, 2009)
Meat Is Murder (from the Smiths’ Meat is Murder, 1985)
Everyday Is Like Sunday (from Viva Hate, 1988)

Suedehead (from Viva Hate, 1988)
Shoplifters of the World Unite (Smiths single, 1987)

Morrissey has fifteen more shows on his U.S. tour.



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