Around the world last night, many musicians and performers paid respects to those lost in Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris. Others provided on-stage commentary on the massacre that killed nearly 130 people, many of which were murdered during an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan. In the hours after the rampage, sharing Morrissey’s 2009 single “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” on social media became a popular gesture among music fans in a show of support to the French capital, and last night at Primavera Fauna in Chile, Morrissey performed the Years of Refusal song with the French flag displayed behind him. And the former Smiths frontman added a bit of social commentary of his own.
“As you know, as you’ve heard, the war of religion is upon us, or the religion of war is upon us,” Morrissey says to the crowd. “And we say ‘no thank you, no, no, no, no, no, no, no.”
Watch the introduction below, and well as short clips of the song via Instagram. At the bottom of the post is Morrissey’s full Primavera Fauna performance, and “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris” arrives late in the set, the second-to-last song, and comes in at the 1 hour, 18 minute mark.