Tel Aviv - Bitan (July 4, 2023) post-show

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How Soon Is Now / Suedehead / Alma Matters / Our Frank / Girlfriend In A Coma / I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris / Notre-Dame / Sure Enough, The Telephone Rings / Knockabout World / I Wish You Lonely / Half A Person / My Hurling Days Are Done / The Night Pop Dropped / Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before / Everyday Is Like Sunday / Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want / The Loop / Jack The Ripper // Irish Blood, English Heart

Setlist courtesy of blueish1 via

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First Morrissey show ever yesterday, had a great time. Kinda surprised at all the negativity here (also it mostly seems to be this Benny guy).

Setlist was very solid I thought, if a bit short. Opening with HSIN was legendary and a big surprise, a honor to see him sing that. 5 Smiths picks, and all of them stone-cold classics for me, were all well performed - can't complain about that. Half a Person was the highlight of the whole set, such a moving song.

Solo songs selection was good, especially loved "Throwing My Arms Around Paris" and "I Wish You Lonely". Of course, Suedehead and Sunday are classics. Was great to hear "My Hurling Days" too.

New songs kinda sucked, lyrics seemed quite repetitive and uninspired. This Notre-Dam song was ridiculous, Night Pop Dropped was quite bad, the Telephone song was catchy but just seemed silly ("who wants my money now..."). I always try to be open to new material but this wasn't it.

Morrissey vocals were really good I thought, his voice is so unique and recognisable.
Band was solid, I was completely unaware of the band members switch controversy and have no idea who Alain is, I understand people liked him but no point taking out frustration on his replacements, it's not their fault. Carmen was solid on guitar and the crowd loved her. Keyboard girl was also great, nice solo before "Sunday" (just a shame the douche next to me talked through the whole thing). Wasn't the most spectacular backing band ever but the songs sounded good.

Overall had a great time. Imperfect show and could have been much longer, but I knew what to expect and I got to see a legendary musician sing a set that was about 70% bangers with some absolute great high points.
From what I have heard I think you are spot on.
So much negativity on this site from some. I wish they would just post on other sites about the artists they enjoyed and were passionate about.
It’s like a breakup they can’t get over as they stalk their ex’s Facebook page and write scathing comments anonymously.

Bring on Portsmouth and London!!!

theres a window for everything otherwise you look like an arsehole like the guy in tel avivi.
Looks like a bloke having a good time at a Morrissey concert to me? His point is scarcely outside of Morrissey’s ‘darker’ repertoire.
Great! Carmen is looking cool.

Yes, she really is. The glasses and the suit are nice: sleek, boyish, and confident. Someone else on here said they liked Camilla Grey for her aura, but I like the aura of Carmen Vandenberg; that spiky androgynous lesbian look.

Has there been a group photo of this band line-up (with Morrissey) published anywhere yet?

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