Morrissey Played Madison Square Garden (Photos)

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Once again I have outtakes from a concert I shot, and this time it is of Morrissey the former lead singer of seminal Manchester band The Smiths, performing at Madison Square Garden on 27 June 2015. The Village Voice, where a couple of my other photos can be found, had a full review of the show (including openers Blondie), where they noted, “the opportunity to see Manchester’s Son and Heir grace the stage was enough to warrant tears. The time between Blondie’s exit and Morrissey’s opening track was soon forgotten as the percussive intro of the Smiths’ political stunner “The Queen Is Dead” began to play beneath the projected image of Queen Elizabeth flipping the bird. Morrissey wielded his microphone with finesse while gripping bright yellow maracas, and fans, following in the tradition of so many showgoers before them, threw flowers onto the stage.”

Check out the photos of his performance, as well as a message from a fan that didn’t likely get delivered, after the jump. Morrissey sure can whip the microphone cord good.

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Morrissey tour dates:
July 3 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
July 8 Detroit, MI – The Masonic Temple
July 9 Chicago, IL – Civic Opera House
July 11 Bloomington, IL – Bloomington Center for the Arts
July 13 St. Paul, MN – Fitzgerald Theater
July 16 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
July 18 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot S
July 21 Seattle, WA – Benaroya Hall
July 23 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
July 25 San Jose, CA – San Jose Event Center
Aug. 20 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre
Aug. 23 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest

Setlist Morrissey @ Madison Square Garden 6/27/2015
The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths song)
Suedehead
Staircase at the University
Ganglord
World Peace Is None of Your Business
Speedway
Kiss Me a Lot
Alma Matters
I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris
Everyday Is Like Sunday
Istanbul
Will Never Marry
I Will See You in Far-Off Places
Mama Lay Softly on the Riverbed
Kick the Bride Down the Aisle
Neal Cassady Drops Dead
The World Is Full of Crashing Bores
The Bullfighter Dies
Meat Is Murder (The Smiths)
What She Said (The Smiths)
[encore break]
Now My Heart Is Full

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