Courtney Love played an intimate gig in London last night to celebrate her 43rd birthday at which she introduced her new band and debuted material from her upcoming Nobody's Daughter. Love's band, which now includes former Larrikin Love guitarist Micko Larkin, helped her play 11 tracks from the Linda Perry-produced Daughter. In addition to new songs like "Never Go Hungry Again" (which Love shared with RS staffers in the fall), the set featured classic Hole tracks like "Doll Parts" and "Celebrity Skin." Tickets reportedly sold out in less than ten minutes and fans lined up outside Bush Hall starting at 10 AM, but it appears the show will be the first of many: A note on Love's Web site instructs fans to join her mailing list for a chance to see her live in July.
The always-outspoken Love also took the opportunity last night to complain about the U.K.'s new smoking ban, saying, "The only place I can smoke in England is the House of Parliament. How retarded is that?" Maybe she's been quelling her nicotine habit with some gum. Full set list below.
"Stand Up Motherfucker"
"Pacific Coast Highway"
"Letter To God"
"Never Go Hungry Again"
"For Once In Your Life"
"Happy Ending Story"
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