The singer-songwriter was performing the second of two consecutive gigs at the city’s Albert Hall as part of her current UK and European headline tour.
After playing her latest album ‘Inside The Old Year Dying’ in full, Harvey treated the audience to a second set of songs.
“I’d like to welcome a very special guest to the stage – please welcome Johnny Marr,” the artist said ahead of a collaborative rendition of ‘The Desperate Kingdom of Love’. The former Smiths guitarist later returned for the encore tracks ‘C’mon Billy’ and ‘White Chalk’.
You can watch fan-shot footage of the three performances here:
Following the concert, Marr took to X/Twitter to share an image of himself on stage with Harvey and her band. “Brilliant show by the amazing @PJHarveyUK and her magic band,” he wrote. “A real privilege to play those songs. Love ya Polly.”
See that post below.
— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) October 3, 2023
— simonsanders (@simonsanders) October 3, 2023
Harvey’s 2023 UK and European tour kicked off in Dublin last month. The date marked her first live show in six years. This Friday (October 6), the run of dates will resume in Amsterdam ahead of further stop-offs across Europe throughout the rest of the month.
See the full schedule below.
06 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
07 – Paradiso, Amsterdam
09 – Cirque Royal, Brussels
10 – Cirque Royal, Brussels
12 – Olympia, Paris
13 – Olympia, Paris
15 – Volkshaus, Zurich
16 – Volkshaus, Zurich
18 – Velký sál Lucerna, Prague
19 – Velký sál Lucerna, Prague
21 – Admiralspalast, Berlin
22 – Admiralspalast, Berlin
24 – Palladium, Warsaw
25 – Palladium, Warsaw
27 – Falkonersalen, Copenhagen
28 – Falkonersalen, Copenhagen
30 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
31 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
In a four-star review of ‘I Inside The Old Year Dying’, NME said that the project “feel[s] like Harvey’s most immersive album yet”.
It added: “Harvey’s career has been characterised by continual Bowie-like reinvention and this is one her biggest about-turns both structurally and musically.”