Setlist of the tormentors

A quick meme that I am setting for all Moz bloggers.

What would be your ideal setlist for the upcoming Ringleader of the Tormentors tour?

Heres mine:

  • I will see you in far off places
    Because it’s so well orchestrated and would get the gig off to a very powerful start
  • Found Found Found
    A good spring-board into any other song..
  • Life is a pigsty
    …haven’t heard it yet.
  • Dagenham Dave
    Carrying on the feel-good atmosphere..
  • Teenage dad on his estate
    Start to bring a more serious tone to the night..
  • You have killed me
    You’ve gotta play the single, haven’t you?
  • Sweet and tender hooligan
    If he’s gonna throw in some Smiths stuff, it this would fit the tone of the times..
  • Pregnant for the last time
    Danceble and fun…
  • The queen is dead
    20 year anniversary and all, could he be the sentimental type?
  • I’ll Never Be Anybody’s Hero Now
    More new material..
  • Suedehead
    The song that made Morrissey, I’m sure he’ll pay homage to it…
  • Never-played symphonies
    One of his finest compositions of the 21st century?
  • America is not the world
    Now that he no longer lives there, I don’t think he’ll be afraid to perform this..
  • I’m not sorry
    Another great song..
  • To Me You Are A Work Of Art
    new material
  • The boy racer
    As relevant now as it ever was…

Encore

  • Shoplifters of the world
    Recently Moz said this was one of the songs he is most proud of…
  • Every day is like Sunday
    Ideal song to end on…

And that’s my dream setlist.
I tried to be as realistic as I could, obviously he is not going to bash out National Front Disco, we all know what happened last time that happened…and also, I tried to think of what songs suit where Morrissey is now in his musical career.
He writes far more meaningful lyrics now than he did at the beginning of his solo career, I can’t imagine him playing ‘The lazy sunbathers’ for example. That’s just not where he is. In my view.

6 Comments

  1. I managed to get tickets for the Birmingham Symphony Hall date and I hope he plays:
    1/ You Have Killed Me
    2/ Don’t Make Fun Of Daddy’s Voice
    3/ Bigmouth Strikes Again
    4/ November Spawned A Monster
    5/ Come Back to Camden
    6/ It’s Hard To Walk Tall When You’re Small
    7/ Spring-Heeled Jim
    8/ Glamorous Glue
    9/ These Things Take Time
    10/Hairdresser On Fire
    11/How Could Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
    12/Pretty Girls Make Graves
    13/Last Night I Dreamt that Somebody Loved Me
    14/Irish Blood, English Heart
    15/Shoplifters Of The World Unite
    16/Speedway
    Encore:
    17/How Soon Is Now?
    18/There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

    However, I know that it’s unlikely that he’ll play so many Smiths songs, especially so close together. I would have put some more off the new album in only I haven’t heard any yet, other than ‘You Have Killed Me’ (which I think features some of his best solo lyrics ever). I have, though, thanks to your marvellous site, read the words to a few new songs.

  2. 1. The boy with the thorn in his side
    2. Girl afraid
    3. Well I wonder
    4. Last night i dreamt
    5. I know someday its gonna happen
    6. You have killed me
    7. Sing me to sleep.
    8. Oscillate wildely
    9. I dont mind if you forget me
    10. My love life
    11. Half a person
    12 how can anybody possibly know how I feel.

  3. I’d like to see in no particular order:

    Hand In Glove
    Now my Heart is full
    Lost
    Everyday is Like Sunday
    Angel, down we go together
    This Charming man
    Well I Wonder
    I Know it’s over
    The National Front Disco
    I Have Forgiven Jesus
    Yes, I am Blind
    The Queen is Dead
    Meat Is Murder
    You Have Killed Me
    Girlfriend in a Coma

    those are the top ones.

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