Morrissey Shocks Fans by Opening Tour With a Smiths Track

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Morrissey makes a comeback with a setlist that’s full of surprises.

At The Majestic Ventura Theatre in California, Morrissey surprised fans with an unlikely setlist. The show was in support of his latest album ‘Low In High School’ but the event saw him performing songs he hasn’t touched in years.

The ex-Smiths frontman has recently said that he hates listening to The Smiths and feels haunted by his former music with the band. This makes it all the more surprising that he opened with his set with Smiths classic ‘William, It Was Really Nothing’, which he has not played in 11 years.

Morrissey also played songs from the earlier portion of his solo career which he has not performed live since as early as 1999. Fans could not have been happier.

Morrissey’s full setlist is as follows:

William, It Was Really Nothing (The Smiths)
Alma Matters
I Wish You Lonely
Hairdresser on Fire (First performance since 2004)
Something Is Squeezing My Skull (First performance since 2009)
First Of The Gang To Die
When You Open Your Legs
Sunny (First performance since 1999)
Is It Really So Strange? (First performance since 2009)
The Bullfighter Dies
Dial-a-Cliché (Live debut)
If You Don’t Like Me, Don’t Look at Me
Munich Air Disaster 1958
Back on the Chain Gang (The Pretenders cover)
Spent the Day in Bed
Hold On to Your Friends
Jack the Ripper
Break Up the Family (First performance since 2000)
Everyday Is Like Sunday
How Soon Is Now? (The Smiths)