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Morrissey brings ‘World Peace’ to London

Morrissey is returning to London for two shows in September.

The singer, who hasn’t performed in the capital since his November 2014 gig at The O2, is set to play at Hammersmith’s Eventim Apollo on 20 and 21 September 2015.

The shows continue a busy schedule for the former Smiths frontman who, in March, toured the country’s arenas. His current US trek has included a stop at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Nick Cave: Push the sky away

Nick Cave  | Eventim Apollo | 2 May 2015

“Look at me now!” bellows Nick Cave during ‘Jubilee Street’, somewhat unnecessarily. That’s exactly what everybody in Hammersmith’s sold-out Eventim Apollo has done for the past 90 minutes, seemingly transfixed by the messianic troubadour’s every move.

There’s a reverential silence while he performs ‘The Mercy Seat’ alone on stage, his impassioned vocal of defiance and redemption backed by nothing more than the minor chords he beats out of the grand piano. There’s a thrust of hands clamouring for his chest as he leans in and, as per the lyrics of ‘Higgs Boson Blues’, suggestively asks the diehards congregated at his feet: “Can you feel my heart beat?” Even during a rare outing for the almost-forgotten ‘Black Hair’, there’s hushed singing along from the crowd, awestruck either by the maudlin ballad’s return to the set or Warren Ellis’ plaintive accompaniment on accordion.

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