THE MUSIC TAKE THE LONG ROAD

Leeds rockers end with a storming set in London…

Music rounded off their UK tour last night (October 7) with a storming set at LONDON HAMMERSMITH PALAIS.

The Leeds rockers performed 16 songs, the majority of which were taken from their new album ‘Welcome To The North’ and their self-titled debut.

As the band took to the stage, the audience were chanting: “Music, Music” before singer Robert Harvey launched into ‘The Dance’.

They performed a series of hits including their recent single ‘Freedom Fighters’, ‘Welcome To The North’, ‘The Truth Is No Words’ and ‘Take The Long Road and Walk It’.

Mid-way through the show Harvey shouted to the audience: “This song is dedicated to anyone who has lost somebody. Get over it,” and launched into crowd favourite ‘Getaway’.

He also dedicated ‘I Need Love’ to “anyone in the audience who is on their own tonight.”

Harvey thanked the crowd for a “great night” at the end and the band rounded off their 80-minute set with ‘Disco’.

Speaking after the show, the singer told NME.COM: “I really enjoyed playing tonight because I’ve been struggling with my voice during this tour but I really felt like I got on top of it tonight.

“I am pleased that these shows have been successful and the album has been so well received but I don’t pay much attention to all the hype. It’s not about fashion, it’s about passion. As far as I’m concerned the most important thing is making people feel good and if our music does that then great.”

Music will be taking a short break before they play a series of dates in America.

They return to the UK for three Christmas shows in December.

The band will play:

London Forum (December 21)

Carling Apollo Manchester (22)

Glasgow Barrowland (23)

The setlist ran:

‘The Dance’

‘Welcome To The North’

‘The People’

‘Jag Tune’

‘Breakin”

‘The Truth Is No Words’

‘Human’

‘Guide’

‘Getaway’

‘I Need Love’

‘Too High’

‘One Way In, No Way Out’

‘Freedom Fighters’

‘Bleed From Within’

‘Take The Long Road And Walk It’

‘Disco’

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