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Soft Cell – The O2, Greenwich

This is not one of my favourite venues. Had to be at this one, as it was Soft Cell’s farewell gig. (Something they undid when they toured again a couple of years later …)

Despite Dave Ball not being in great health, this was a monster of a show – 2 hours and 40 minutes. A lot of obscure tracks were played and it seemed to please the massive crowd, who all looked like they were massive Soft Cell fans back in the day.

I was surprised that they had never played What live before, as it reached no 3 in the UK charts back in 1982.


  • Memorabilia
  • Monoculture
  • Darker Times
  • Together Alone
  • Torch
  • Forever The Same
  • Baby Doll
  • Insecure Me
  • Where the Heart Is (first live performance ever)
  • Numbers (first live performance since 1983)
  • Barriers
  • Loving You, Hating Me
  • Last Chance (with Mari Wilson)
  • Frustration (first live performance since 1983)
  • Youth
  • The Best Way To Kill
  • Meet Murder My Angel (first live performance ever)
  • Surrender To A Stranger
  • Somebody, Somewhere, Sometime
  • So (whilst off stage. first live performance ever)
  • Martin
  • Heat
  • The Art Of Falling Apart
  • Northern Lights (first live performance ever)
  • Soul Inside
  • What (first live performance ever)
  • Bedsitter
  • Tainted Love / Where Did Our Love Go
  • Sex Dwarf
  • Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Sunday 30 September 2018, 408 views

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