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’