No Johnny Depp as Babybird plays London comeback gig

Singer also slates Morrissey at intimate show

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Babybird played a comeback gig in London tonight (November 12) but, despite persistent rumours, Johnny Depp did not perform with him.

It was suggested the Hollywood leading man might join Stephen Jones at the Hoxton Square Bar And Grill in Shoreditch after it was recently confirmed that he worked on their forthcoming album 'Ex-Maniac'.

However, he failed to materialise prompting Jones to take a dig at the photographers at the front of the venue.

"It's funny you lot normally only stay here for three songs and then leave," he quipped, before adding: "We all know why you're here, he's not coming. He's in my hotel naked and buttered up ready for action. Johnny Deep is what I call him!"

Jones also took a swipe at Morrissey before the track 'The Way You Are'.

"I want to dedicate this next song to Morrissey who has a glass tattoed on the side of his head," he joked before drummer Robert Gregory threw a plastic pint at his head and the singer added: "That's it, I'm leaving the stage, I've got a broken fingernail."

Jones' dig came after Morrissey walked offstage last weekend after a member of the audience threw a pint at his head after two songs.

The Babybird frontman was outspoken throughout the show, criticising the venue, Sainsbury's and the Afghan war throughout his performance.

"People are worried about going to war with Afghanistan," he told the crowd. "What about my kid's education? If you want to go to war at the age of 18, go on then and fuck off."

He later apologised to the audience for his comments.

The singer played a few bars of 'Bug In A Breeze', before seemingly ending the show with his biggest hit 'You're Gorgeous' and 'Goodnight'.

However, he returned for an encore to play forthcoming single 'Unlovable', which Depp features on, for a second time.

Babybird played:

'Black Flowers'
'Failed Suicide Club'
'Like Them'
'Eyes In The Back Of Your Head'
'Out Of Sight'
'All Men Are Equal'
'The Way You Are'
'Man Oh Man'
'The Little Things'
'Bug In A Breeze'
'You're Gorgeous'

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