Broken Social Scene play last British gig in London?

Kevin Drew vows to return but will his 'Scene come again?

Kevin Drew finished the British leg of his tour in joyous fashion at London’s KOKO on Friday (October 19).

Performing under his regular Broken Social Scene name, Drew was joined by fellow ‘scenesters’ Brendan Canning and Justin Peroff amongst others, while Metric guitarist Jimmy Shaw filled in for Bill Priddle, who had broken his collarbone after the Glasgow date of the tour.

Drew was in a celebratory mood not just to the sell-out crowd present, but towards almost everyone who had witnessed the tour,

The Bristol crowd from the previous night’s gig at Thekla got special praise as the band dedicated new song ‘Fucked Up Kid’ to all the “fucked up kids in Bristol“.

The frontman also praised his parents, who were watching the show, congratulating them on reaching their 40th wedding anniversary.

The first half of the set was all taken from new album ‘Spirit If…’ – however when Metric’s Emily Haines joined the band onstage to rapturous applause, they launched into a series of old Broken Social Scene favourites, including ‘Anthems For A 17 Year-Old Girl’ and ‘7/4 (Shoreline)’.

After assembling everyone on stage and leading the audience in a sing-along of ‘When It Begins’, Drew closed on an uncertain note hinting this could be Broken Social Scene’s last UK gig.

“I don’t know what’s happening with the band but I’m gonna keep coming back,” he declared.

Broken Social Scene played:

’Lucky Ones’

‘Cause = Time’

‘Fucked Up Kid’

‘Safety Bricks’


‘Stars And Sons’

‘Backed Out On The…’

‘Frightening Lives’

‘Gang Bang Suicide’

‘Baba Ganoush’

‘Anthems For A 17 Year-Old Girl’

‘7/4 Shoreline’

‘Almost Crimes’

‘Major Label Debut’

‘Lovers’ Spit’

‘When It Begins’