I have seen some fantastic Mika shows in London. Still, I always have a weird feeling he is seeking for a sign of acceptance or approval from the London audience. It must be my imagination. He did really well in both two concerts last February/March at Hammersmith Apollo. The first show was full of technical problems, really, but it didn’t matter so much. He can always handle them very well.
I linked below We Are Golden from the first Hammersmith gig. I usually never listen to the album version of WAG. I’m too old, it’s been too long since my teenage years (and they were not traumatic enough to even remember that well). But I’ve noticed I absolutely love WAG live performances, the intro is beautiful and breath-taking, literally. When he sings it looking like he can’t breath (0:45) I always feel a sudden and urgent need for more air, too. Definitely one of the highlights of his last tour.
The second vid is Blue Eyes from the second Hammersmith night (BE dance 1:0 ->, watch the vids from Youtube and click them bigger).