Damon Albarn reunites band aboard Rainbow Warrior on the River Thames before Coronet gig
The Good, The Bad And The Queen made their live comeback with two gigs last night (November 10), the first aboard a new Greenpeace boat in the middle of the Thames.
Damon Albarn‘s band – which also features The Clash bassist Paul Simonon, The Verve guitarist Simon Tong and drummer Tony Allen – launched the Rainbow Warrior vessel with an early evening set to a growing crowd on the bank of the London river.
Playing their first gigs together in three years, the band kicked off with ‘History Song’ before playing a half-hour set of tracks from their 2007 self-titled debut on the deck of the boat.
Speaking to the crowd, Albarn said:
We’re here to celebrate 40 years of Greenpeace. We’re asking anyone who wants to make a difference to join Greenpeace.
He later paid tribute to the Thames whale – which famously swam up the river in 2006 – before the group played ‘Northern Whale’.
Later in the evening, The Good, The Bad And The Queen played a more conventional set at the capital’s Coronet venue, where they again urged fans to join Greenpeace and gave a nod to the late aquatic mammal.
At the Coronet, The Good, The Bad And The Queen played:
‘Kingdom Of Doom’
‘Behind The Sun’
‘The Bunting Song’
‘A Soldier’s Tale’
‘The Good, The Bad And The Queen’
‘On Melancholy Hill’