Suede celebrate ‘Best Of’ release with intimate London gig

Brett Anderson and co get people dancing at reunion gig

Suede played a greatest hits set to an ecstatic crowd at intimate west London venue Bush Hall last night (October 27).

The reunited five-piece, led by Brett Anderson, played 19 songs at the sold-out west London venue, with the majority of the crowd singing along to every track. They release ‘The Best Of Suede’ on Monday (November 1).

Playing the likes of ‘Killing Of A Flashboy’, ‘Trash’ and ‘Animal Nitrate’ early on, the Britpop band were clearly in their element during the gig.

Frontman Anderson exclaimed how pleased he was with the show before playing ‘My Insatiable One’, saying: “It’s just lovely. It’s lovely you’re here and it’s lovely to play these songs.”

Anderson interacted with the crowd frequently, shaking hands with audience members and unbuttoning his black shirt for the majority of the performance, before asking them towards the end of the gig what song they wanted next.

“Do you want a good one or a shit one?” the singer challenged the crowd. “I’ll give you a good one – I’ll give the best one,” he then declared as the band launched into ‘The Wild Ones’.

Wrapping the main set up with ‘Beautiful Ones’, Anderson paused to ask: “It’s been great, hasn’t it? It’s been lovely. It’s a nice sort of gig!”

The band then briefly left the stage before returning for an encore which saw Anderson end the show in emotional style, singing ‘To The Birds’ with his hand clasped to his chest and saluting those in the crowd.

Suede played:

‘This Hollywood Life’
‘Killing Of A Flashboy’
‘Animal Nitrate’
‘Pantomime Horse’
‘My Insatiable One’
‘The Drowners’
‘Can’t Get Enough’
‘Everything Will Flow’
‘The Asphalt World’
‘So Young’
‘Metal Mickey’
‘The Wild Ones’
‘New Generation’
‘Beautiful Ones’
‘To The Birds’

The band are now gearing up to play London‘s 02 Arena on December 7.

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