Morrissey previews new solo album as North American tour starts in San Jose – watch

Former Smiths singer plays career-spanning show at National Civic Centre
California show ends with singer leaving mid-song during stage invasion

Morrissey began his US tour last night (May 7) in San Jose, California, with a 90-minute show at the City National Civic venue.

After the former Smiths singer had postponed and cancelled his tours of North and South America due to illness last year, local media reported fans were anxious over whether the show was going ahead. However, Morrissey took to the stage as promised, performing The Smiths‘ ‘Hand In Glove’ at the start of the show, following with ‘That’s How People Grow Up’, ‘Ganglord’ and ‘I Have Forgiven Jesus’ early on in the set.

He also previewed forthcoming new album ‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’, playing the title track as well as ‘The Bullfighter Dies’ and ‘Earth Is The Loneliest Planet’ as well as Smiths songs, ‘Meat Is Murder’ and ‘Asleep’, plus tracks from earlier in his solo career, including ‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’ and ‘The National Front Disco’.

According to local newspaper the San Jose Mercury News, however, the show ended on sour note with Morrissey walking off mid-song after a handful of fans rushed the stage and overwhelmed security.

Watch a video of the stage invasion during ‘One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell’ below.

Morrissey played:
‘Hand In Glove’
‘That’s How People Grow Up’
‘I Have Forgiven Jesus’
‘World Peace Is None Of Your Business’
‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’
‘Yes, I Am Blind’
‘The Bullfighter Dies’
‘Life Is A Pigsty’
‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’
‘Earth Is The Loneliest Planet’
‘Trouble Loves Me’
‘Meat Is Murder’
‘First Of The Gang To Die’
‘The Youngest Was The Most Loved’
‘I Know It’s Gonna Happen Someday’
‘The National Front Disco’
‘One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell’