Michael Shannon takes Morrissey's spot in Smiths tribute concert -- watch
Who knew Michael Shannon had some pipes? The Boardwalk Empire actor is more known for, well, his acting chops, but on Saturday, he threw together a tribute to The Smiths and their landmark album, The Queen is Dead. He assembled a great supporting band for the gig at Evanston SPACE just outside Chicago: bassist Jason Narducy (Superchunk), guitarists Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering) and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), and drummer Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks). They ran through the record in order and tacked on some other Smiths cuts, per Consequence of Sound. Watch the concert’s and the album’s opener, “The Queen is Dead,” above, and catch the set list below of the special two-hour gig.
The Queen is Dead
Frankly, Mr. Shankly
I Know It’s Over
Never Had No One Ever
Bigmouth Strikes Again
The Boy with the Thorn in His Side
Vicar in a Tutu
There is a Light that Never Goes Out
Some Girls are Bigger than Others
How Soon Is Now?
Shoplifters of the World Unite
Hand in Glove
That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore