25 May 2007|
Dallas (TX), Palladium Ballroom
The Queen Is DeadNOTE: setlist above is in approximate order.
This Dallas concert didn't end the same way that the infamous one immortalised on Morrissey's "Live In Dallas" from 1991 did. Actually no one made it on stage at all on this date, but it was still an excellent concert. Morrissey was perhaps slightly less talkative than he has been known to be, but from his gestures and interaction with the crowd it was obvious that he was still having a good time. He and the band were all energetic and gave the best of themselves.
There was no change in the setlist content.
When Morrissey entered stage he greeted the audience by shouting "Saddle Up!" He also teased the locals by shouting "yahoo!" at the end of "The Queen Is Dead" and by slipping a Elmer-Fudd-like "rootin' tootin'" in "You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side". After the final "hang the DJ" line in "Panic" he shouted "Anyone will do! Take your pick!" At some point he blurted out "Am I ugly enough to be on the cover of Rolling Stone?... You have to be very, very ugly for that..." His final words before going into the encore were "My ass is leaving town in ten minutes so you better be on it."
"Whatever Happens, I Love You" was heard during soundcheck. The song had not been played by Morrissey since 1995 and was about to re-emerge, two weeks down the road in Las Vegas. New composition "That's How People Grow Up" was also heard. The song would see its live debut within the coming week, in Houston.
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