20 rated concerts
16 fan reviews
Born: 22 May 1959 (62 years ago)
Born in: Davyhulme, UK
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- Lloyd Simcoe about Paris, France on Thu, 12 Nov 2009
Promoting "Years Of Refusal" in a disappointed half full Zénith, the concert will not remain as one of the best I've seen. Morrissey seemed tired, or frustrated by the lack of audience, and people give back the same to him. Both crowd and performers could have been better. As for the setlist, the disappointing choice of "Skull" as the unique encore made me feel that the concert had to be finished quickly. I already have been disappointed by some choices of encore (such as Daddy's voice in Luxemburg 2006, a huge concert), but this finish sadly perfectly reflected the mood of the show.
But amongst all this, there's been as usual great moments such as "Is It Really So Strange?", "Cemetery Gates", the interesting "One Day Goodbye Will Be Farewell". "The Loop" was also a great surprise. Last word : "I'm OK by myself" was perfect before the encore.
- Lloyd Simcoe about Paris, France on Mon, 28 Oct 2002
"This song is 20 years' old" told Morrissey before starting "Hand in Glove". What a pleasure to hear this song, as well as seing the man coming on stage with a hat. This venue was particular, usually used for political meetings, but sounded great for this short (17 tracks) but amazing gig. This was my fourth date of what we were pleased to call the "Viva Hate" tour, which wasn't the case of course, but regarding to the songs chosen by the artist. This could have been the "Quarry Pre-Tour" as well, which four songs of Morrissey's forthcoming acclaimed album two years later.
The starting "I want the one I can't have" will remain one of the best intro, and be re-introduced during the 2011 tour.
- Lloyd Simcoe about Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg on Sun, 10 Dec 2006
What a great night in the middle of nowhere near Luxemburg. A huge concert with an excellent playlist including "Disappointed", "William, It Was Really Nothing", "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" and lots of great song. At that time multi instrumentalist Michael Farrell was bringing a real value to the shows, as Gustavo Mansur would do far later. 22 great songs, the weakest may have been the latest one. Closing with "Don't Make Fun of Daddy's Voice" was not the best encore in my opinion, but the show was amazing.
- Lloyd Simcoe about Belfort, France on Sat, 04 Jul 1992
On this particular day there was a big strike in France by the trucks drivers so getting to the venue by car was just a mess. However my pal and I were lucky enough to own, at that time, the promo tape of "Your Arsenal" which would be released a few days later, so we knew most of the songs that would be played that night.
Morrissey arrived very late, after Moe Tucker made her show lasting and lasting. People were waiting Mozz since the afternoon and Ned's Atomic Dustbin shouting to the crowd a "F**k Morrissey" that I still remember after all those years.
Morrissey finaly appeared and started with "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side". It was not difficult to notice that the singer was not really in the usual mood. He did not talk a lot (I know that he wasn't talking a lot at that time but this seemed different). Rumors of that day mentioned he had argued with Gary Day, but wether it was true or not, the set has gone quickly, as quick as the encore "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful". One big surprise of the show was the cover of this new band called "Suede", a great rendition of "My Insatiable One" which was one of the B-sides of the band's debut single.
As this was my first ever experience with Morrissey's concert, I however got impressed by the man, and as a fan I enjoyed the show anyway. Time proved I was right to go on following him.
- Lloyd Simcoe about Nottingham, UK on Fri, 13 Mar 2015
Coming from Paris to Nottingham, this show was absolutely splendid. Not a greatest hits night, as written above, but the choice of the songs was quite energic compared to the second leg of the european tour. Even the rendition of "People Are The Same Everywhere" was great.
"The Queen is Dead" as an opening was just magic (this song will be chosen as the last one for the second leg of the tour), as well as the great encore with "Speedway" and Matt Walker's unfinishing drums.
- harleyQuinn about Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sat, 10 Oct 2015
This was my first Morrissey and I sure hope it wasn't my last. I actually liked the stage position (it was changed due to lack of tickets sold), it made the event more intimate, which is perfect for artists like Morrissey. His performance was wonderful, I really enjoyed it, the setlist was great. Meat is Murder videos were "a bit" too much. I get what he is trying to say but i wasn't able to actually "enjoy" the song and see him interpret it because I was too busy not looking towards the stage because of those videos and I'm sure I wasn't the only one.
Amazing concert anyway, I hope to see Morrissey soon! :)
- Morrissey fan about New Orleans, US on Thu, 11 Jun 2015
I loved it!
- Kaney about Birmingham, UK on Fri, 27 Mar 2015
I've been an avid Morrissey fan for over 25 years and I have seen him perform at different junctures and different venues, including a flight over to Ireland, Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester etc .. Each concert was enjoyable, charismatic with a diverse set list of well chosen tracks. Last night's concert was simply awful. The production with emotionally manipulative videos were depressing and distracting. The Meat is Murder footage was too much - resulting in a crowd member by us in the standing area actually collapsing. Morrissey looked I'll and was in over self indulgent mode, indeed the concert had the feel of a dower funeral before the wake. Morrissey's preaching (although I agreed with what was he was saying) was patronizing, self righteous and simply inappropriate. I actually felt very down afterwards, I really tried to enjoy the concert and clearly by my jaded state this morning I possibly tried too hard. It's a pity Morrissery didn't reciprocate with the same emotional intelligence to his unbelievably loyal fans.
This will be my last ever attendance to a Mortissey gig and unfortunately will be the one I remember for all the wrong reasons .. such a shame.
Andy Kane, Stourbridge
- Lloyd Simcoe
Andy, I just read you comment and can accept what you felt because it's always a personal feeling. Traveling from Paris to this concert, as a french I may haven't understood all what he said, but standing at the fith row I really enjoyed the show and the dynamic setlist. I started with The Smiths in 1986, saw him 8 times this tour and I must confess that each concert is different regarding the mood of the artist, our own mood as well. I disliked Paris 2015 but adored Budapest 2015, disliked Hull which was said to be huge because of the young people yelling in my ears, all of this is personal. Please give the man another chance ;-)
- Morrissey fan about Nottingham, UK on Fri, 13 Mar 2015
Great gig, heavy on world peace material but it was never going to be a greatest hits setlist. Band was tight and Morrisseys Voice gets better with age.
Yes crowd was more up for the oldies but new material was well received. Highlight for me was 'The Queen is Dead' and felt 'Meat is Murder' should have been the set finale.
- Morrissey fan about London, UK on Sat, 29 Nov 2014
After show gig O2 London..Well, yes music and vibe great. But the amount of bar staff on to serve thousands of customers was absolutely pathetic. One bar, half a dozen bar staff and hoards,of very thirsty people waiting ages to get served expensive beer. Totally ridiculous..and missed half the dancing just waiting to get a drink...very poor organisation of bar staff/customer ratio...wouldn't do it again.
- Morrissey fan about Antwerp, Belgium on Thu, 27 Nov 2014
I much enjoyed the concert, but was rather disappointed that the show only took around 70 minutes without any extra songs. The concert the day before in Antwerp took around 90 minutes I have been informed. Was Mozz in a bad mood again, because of the small discussion that took place with one person in the audience ? Really a pitty if this would be the reason as we all did pay a high price for the ticket....
- Morrissey fan about Lund, Sweden on Sat, 08 Nov 2014
Just perfect! Took my breathe away.
- Morrissey fan about Lund, Sweden on Sat, 08 Nov 2014
My first concert with Morrissey. He's controversial, that's for sure :)
But I enjoyed it !
- Morrissey fan about Paris, France on Mon, 27 Oct 2014
A great concert with a lot of energy and feelings. Much more than in St Petersburg Florida in May, but he was not feeling good this day ... Always too short but great !