Lily Allen © Melanie Smith

Lily Allen © Melanie Smith
Lily Allen
Albert Hall, Manchester
Sunday December 16th 2018

Honest, witty and engaging Popstar Lily Allen brings her ‘No Shame Tour to Manchester’s Albert Hall, the third date of her UK tour. Louder Than War photographer Melanie Smith headed out to to capture the action on this sold out show.

Lily has re-emerged stronger than ever with her fourth studio album ‘No Shame’, which was shortlisted for the Mercury prize and reached no 8 in the UK album charts. Lily also released her best selling autobiography this year ‘My Thoughts Exactly’ which is a no holds barred journey through her often turbulent life. You might say she is on a roll and Manchester welcomed her with open arms, obviously pleased to see she is back where she belongs, right in the limelight centre stage.

Lily Allen 4 © Melanie Smith
Lily Allen 2 © Melanie Smith
Lily Allen 3 © Melanie Smith
Lily Allen 1© Melanie Smith

Come on Then
My One
What You Waiting For?
Knock ‘Em Out
Lost My Mind
Party Line
Deep end
Pushing Up Daisies
Everything to Feel Something
The Fear
Family Man
Who’d Have Known
Not Fair

Trigger Bang
Fuck You

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You can find Lily at her website, Facebook and Twitter.

Photos by Melanie Smith. More work by Mel on Louder Than War can be found at her author’s archive. You can find her on Facebook and Twitter. Photography portfolio can be found here

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Editor: live reviews / books and head of photography. I can't imagine my life without music, photography or books, all connect and have played a big part in my life. I have experienced many musical genres, northern soul in 1975, early punk movement, drifting into the electronic era, a trip around the rock scene, a taste of indie and a smattering of pop. I possess an eclectic taste in music and a lust for life; new experiences are what drives this machine. I still have that punk DIY spirit and used this to create my own website Mudkiss Fanzine in 2008 - 2013. Official photographer for Louder Than Words - annual music literary festival and a house photographer for Academy Music Group. Available for commissioned work, please contact me


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