Hanley, England 1985-03-16 (The Smiths concert)

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The Smiths Live Concert
Tour Meat Is Murder Tour
Date 16 March, 1985
Venue Victoria Hall
Location Hanley, England
Opening Act James

Set List [1]


At the start of the performance of Meat Is Murder, a string of sausages was thrown on the stage, hitting Morrissey. In Uncut ("The Smiths: the making of Meat Is Murder" - Sept. 21, 2015), Andy Rourke is quoted regarding this incident:

On March 16, The Smiths played Hanley Victoria Hall in Stoke-On-Trent. A few lines into “Meat Is Murder” an object thrown from the crowd struck Morrissey. “It was a dozen sausages with ‘Meat is murder’ written on them,” explains Rourke. “They’re quite weighty, a pack of sausages, hitting you in the face. That shocked him. Then, when he looked down he saw that it was meat. He was disgusted and he just walked offstage. They were Irish sausages. How do I know? I went to the trouble of wrapping them back up in the plastic. It was like a brick hit him in the face. If they’d unravelled, he may have got strangled by them.”

Concert Photographs And Memorabilia

References And Notes

  1. Set List provided by Passions Just Like Mine