Suede debut new track at 'Dog Man Star' 20th anniversary show for Teenage Cancer Trust

The band also performed their classic second album in full

Suede debut new track at 'Dog Man Star' 20th anniversary show for Teenage Cancer Trust

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Suede closed this year's Teenage Cancer Trust gig series at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (March 30), playing second album 'Dog Man Star' in full alongside a greatest hits set and one completely new track.

The band were celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1994 album and began the event with a run through the record in tracklisted order.

Performing with an eight-piece string section, Suede opened with 'Introducing The Band' before 'We Are The Pigs'. Climbing down from the stage to interact with the crowd for the first of many times throughout the night, singer Brett Anderson led a singalong 'The Wild Ones' before moving into album tracks 'Daddy’s Speeding' and 'The Power'.

Previous single 'New Generation' and 'This Hollywood Life' provided two of the sets early highlights. Rarely-played track 'The Asphalt World' saw guitarist Richard Oakes under a spotlight to perform the track’s centerpiece guitar solo.

Anderson then addressed the crowd properly for the first time. "We've nearly come to the end of 'Dog Man Star'," he began. "It’s nice to play in the Royal Albert Hall. I used to come here with my dad when he was still alive, so I’d like to dedicate this song to him." The quintet then closed the first part of the set with album closer 'Still Life'.

Suede then briefly exited before returning to continue the set, beginning with a host of B-sides and special edition album tracks from the 'Dog Man Star' era including 'Killing of a Flash Boy', 'Whipsnade', 'My Dark Star' and 'Together'.

The band then moved onto a greatest hits finale, beginning with 'Coming Up' hits 'Filmstar' and 'Trash', with Anderson shaking the crowd's hands during the latter. Early single 'Animal Nitrate' followed, as well as 'It Starts And Ends With You' – taken from last year’s recent comeback album 'Bloodsports'.

Anderson then introduced brand new track 'I Don’t Know How To Reach You' before completing the set with recent track 'For The Strangers' and old favourites 'So Young', 'Metal Mickey' and 'Beautiful Ones', Anderson then introduced a brass section onto the stage, jokingly declaring that "We’ve come to the very end of the set; I think you’ve got your money’s worth" before ending with a celebratory 'Stay Together'.

Over the last week, the Teenage Cancer Trust’s annual series of gigs at the iconic venue has seen performances from The Cure, comedian Jason Manford and Paulo Nutini among others. The events are curated by The Who’s Roger Daltrey, with proceedings all going towards the charity.

Suede played:

'Introducing The Band'
'We Are The Pigs'
'The Wild Ones'
'Daddy’s Speeding'
'The Power'
'New Generation'
'This Hollywood Life'
'The 2 Of Us'
'Black Or Blue'
'The Asphalt World'
'Still Life'
'Killing of a Flash Boy'
'My Dark Star'
'Film Star'
'Animal Nitrate'
'It Starts and Ends With You'
'I Don’t Know How To Reach You'
'For The Strangers'
'So Young'
'Metal Mickey'
'Beautiful Ones'
'Stay Together'

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