Damon Albarn’s new band make London debut

And pay tribute to John Peel

Damon Albarn‘s band The Good, The Bad & The Queen made their London live debut at Camden Roundhouse last night (October 26).

And Albarn dedicated track ‘Behind The Sun’ to John Peel, who died two years ago this week.

He told the audience: “Please show your appreciation for a very nice man.”

Albarn also told the crowd, which included members of Kaiser Chiefs, Dizzee Rascal, The View and Gnarls Barkley: “It’s very nice to be back.”

The band, which includes Paul Simonon of The Clash, guitarist Simon Tong of The Verve and Gorillaz, and Fela Kuti drummer Tony Allen, played their self-titled debut album in its entirity.

As well as songs from their album the band played ‘Mr Whippy’, the B-side off new single ‘Herculean’, which featured guest vocalist Eslaam Jawaad.

The complete setlist was:

‘History Song’

’80s Life’

‘Northern Whale’

‘Kingdom of Doom’


‘Behind the Sun’

‘Mr Whippy’

‘The Bunting Song’

‘Nature Springs’

‘A Soldier’s Tale’

‘Three Changes’

‘Green Fields’

‘The Good, The Bad and The Queen’