Morrissey premieres new material as UK tour kicks off

The Smiths legend plays three new tracks to Perth audience

Morrissey debuted three new songs as he kicked off his UK tour last night (June 15).

The former Smiths singer began his run of shows at Perth Concert Hall, and treated fans to an unbroken run of tracks from his as-yet-untitled new album. He played ‘Action Is My Middle Name’, ‘The Kid’s A Looker’ and ‘People Are The Same Everywhere’.

He also played five songs from The Smiths catalogue; ‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’, ‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’, ‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite’, I Know It’s Over’ and ‘Meat Is Murder’.

Towards the end of the show, he covered the Lou Reed classic ‘Satellite Of Love’.

All venues on the tour have been requested to take meat off the menu on the nights Morrissey is performing. The tour will now continue in Scotland for the rest of the week, calling at Dunoon, Dunfermline and Harwick.

Morrissey played:

‘The Boy Racer’
‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’
‘Everyday Is Like Sunday’
‘There Is A Light That Never Goes Out’
‘First Of The Gang To Die’
‘Irish Blood, English Heart’
‘Shoplifters Of The World Unite’
‘You Have Killed Me’
‘Alma Matters’
‘Action Is My Middle Name’
‘The Kid’s A Looker’
‘People Are The Same Everywhere’
‘I Know It’s Over’
‘Satellite Of Love’
‘I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris’
‘Ouija Board, Ouija Board’
‘Meat Is Murder’
‘One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell’

Find out all about The Smiths’ classic album ‘The Queen Is Dead’ on its 25th anniversary in the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now or available digitally.