Morrissey performs The Smiths’ ‘I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish’ for first time ever

Morrissey’s tour opener in Portland, Ore., this week featured at least one major setlist surprise: the singer’s first-ever live performance of “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish,” the second single off The Smiths’ posthumously released final album Strangeways, Here We Come.

After opening Tuesday night’s concert in Portland, Ore., with the Elvis Presley song “You’ll Be Gone” and “I Wish You Lonely” off his forthcoming album Low in High School, Moz slipped in debut of the 30-year-old single, which had not been performed live by The Smiths before the band’s breakup.

Below, see the full setlist, and watch video of “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish.” Morrissey’s 16-date U.S. tour — see full dates here — continues tonight in Seattle.

 

 

Setlist: Morrissey, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR, 10/31/17

1. “You’ll Be Gone” (Elvis Presley)
2. “I Wish You Lonely”
3. “I Started Something I Couldn’t Finish” (The Smiths)
4. “Spent the Day in Bed”
5. “Alma Matters”
6. “Speedway”
7. “When You Open Your Legs”
8. “Home Is a Question Mark”
9. “Istanbul”
10. “When Last I Spoke to Carol”
11. “How Soon Is Now?” (The Smiths)
12. “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris”
13. “The Bullfighter Dies”
14. “Jack the Ripper”
15. “Back on the Chain Gang” (The Pretenders)
16. “World Peace Is None of Your Business”
17. “All the Young People Must Fall in Love”
18. “Ganglord”
19. “Meat Is Murder” (The Smiths)
20. “Everyday Is Like Sunday

21. “Suedehead”
22. “Shoplifters of the World Unite” (The Smiths)

 

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