Over the weekend in Illinois, actor Michael Shannon — known for his work in “Boardwalk Empire”, as General Zod in Man of Steel, and other roles — took on Morrissey at SPACE in Evanton. It was all part of a Smiths tribute night, and Shannon and his crew performed the Smiths’ landmark 1986 album The Queen Is Dead in full, and you can watch the opening title track performed below.
Frankly, that’s not too shabby of a Moz there, Mr. Shannon.
As Pitchfork notes:
“Jason Narducy (Bob Mould, Split Single, Superchunk), Dag Juhlin (Poi Dog Pondering, The Slugs), Gerald Dowd (Robbie Fulks, Justin Roberts), and Curt Morrison (Tributosaurus), were also on site… The group also did a few other assorted Smiths tracks, including “Handsome Devil,” “How Soon Is Now?,” “Still Ill,” and “Shoplifters Of The World Unite.”
Earlier this year, Shannon and friends covered the Velvet Underground at the Metro in Chicago, and you can check that out here after you get your Smiths fix.