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emtgreg
02-22-2008, 01:35 PM
Tickets are avail right now on Ticketbastard, ~$80 bucks...


the thoughts of this great board?

emtgreg
02-22-2008, 01:43 PM
me = idiot, how do i delete threads?

or move them to the RIGHT location...

jazzz
02-22-2008, 01:46 PM
if you love the CURE then yes or you will regret it when waiting 4yrs for them to tour again

whynotsmile99
02-22-2008, 02:11 PM
SB is a beautiful, great venue. I sat in the back section before and it was still a totally great seat. Saw Wilco & Ben harper + damien Marley there. Both great shows.

thing that sucks about the SB bowl is the curfew. Shows start early since all shows have to be finished by 10 or something. I think Damien Marley went on when it was still light on, at 6:30. Wilco started at 7

ultraslow
02-22-2008, 02:15 PM
if you love the CURE then yes or you will regret it when waiting 4yrs for them to tour again

exactly..... when will you get the chance to see the Cure again? Robert Smith is like 50 years old now.

GaragePoet
02-22-2008, 02:40 PM
exactly..... when will you get the chance to see the Cure again? Robert Smith is like 50 years old now.

that don't mean nothin' .... just look at all the old rockers in their 50-60s that are still playin... rolling stones, the who, the doors, aerosmith, zep is sorta back together... even george clinton & b.b. king are still touring. it's not like robert smith is the most active performer.

but the cure are great live, i'm seeing 'em in san diego. will be my 3rd cure show (got to work the 1st in '96 w/ backstage passes, watched the encore from the side of the stage).

SFChrissy
02-22-2008, 02:55 PM
I was reading a pretty good article 'bout their new album...I'm gonna have to remember where I saw it...

microcuts
02-22-2008, 03:00 PM
I highly recommend going, the Cure are really a great live act, especially when they have time to get rolling. They're playing between 35-39 songs this tour, and lasting over 3 hours, so it's well worth the ticket price, and I think 65daysofstatic are opening, so that's a plus too.

jazzz
02-22-2008, 03:16 PM
that don't mean nothin' .... just look at all the old rockers in their 50-60s that are still playin... rolling stones, the who, the doors, aerosmith, zep is sorta back together... even george clinton & b.b. king are still touring. it's not like robert smith is the most active performer.

but the cure are great live, i'm seeing 'em in san diego. will be my 3rd cure show (got to work the 1st in '96 w/ backstage passes, watched the encore from the side of the stage).

I'm seeing em in San Diego too... how is cox arena?

GaragePoet
02-22-2008, 09:04 PM
I'm seeing em in San Diego too... how is cox arena?

not too bad... seems a little small considering the groups i've seen there (TOOL, RHCP, NIN, etc.) the sound is kind of a crapshoot depending on the techs they've got, so i'll count on the cure being able to get it right...

M Sparks
02-22-2008, 09:35 PM
I've never been let down by a Cure show. Even the Wild Mood Swings tour was great, and that album blew IMO.

Robert is still in his late 40s. He was like 17 when they formed. Simon is frickin' ageless. Porl is probably oldest- he's back after a few years off. Jason is pretty young still. They've got more tours in them, but it's probably downhill from here. Actually, it was probably downhill from 2004- that tour was a mindblower- at least the Phoenix show.

jazzz
02-22-2008, 09:41 PM
I've never been let down by a Cure show. Even the Wild Mood Swings tour was great, and that album blew IMO.

Robert is still in his late 40s. He was like 17 when they formed. Simon is frickin' ageless. Porl is probably oldest- he's back after a few years off. Jason is pretty young still. They've got more tours in them, but it's probably downhill from here. Actually, it was probably downhill from 2004- that tour was a mindblower- at least the Phoenix show.

I just seen them in Aug. in Sydney and with Porl back its all guitar base and they sound great... I think nows the time to get out and see them before they stop touring.

hypervera
02-22-2008, 09:54 PM
you want to see the cure :thu

Foucault
02-22-2008, 10:11 PM
Saw the Cure in '88. Yawn. Twenty years later? I'd skip it.

M Sparks
02-23-2008, 05:58 AM
Saw the Cure in '88. Yawn. Twenty years later? I'd skip it.

I've said this a hundred times, but they are the only band that has been better every time I've seen them over the years. In '88, they hadn't even released their album peak yet. I honestly believe they just hit their live peak a few years ago. Actually, with Porl back...this year might be the peak.

microcuts
02-23-2008, 06:55 AM
The Cure never even toured in 1988. 1987 maybe? If so, Disintegration wasn't even released then. That was the start of the band really becoming an epic force on stage, IMO.

I thought the Dream Tour 2000 was their peak, emotionally and musically, but all the stuff I've heard from the newest incarnation of the band has been quite energetic. Porl's guitar has effectively replaced the keyboards, which has been a great thing for the most part.

M Sparks
02-23-2008, 08:12 AM
I thought the Dream Tour 2000 was their peak, emotionally and musically,

I missed that one. :( ALMOST went to Disintegration, but had a paper to write. Saw Wish, Wild Mood Swings, and Curiosa.

GaragePoet
02-23-2008, 09:15 AM
for further evidence, try to rent the "Trilogy" or "Festival" DVDs... still waiting for "Show" to be released.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
02-23-2008, 09:40 AM
I would...I really want to see a show at the SB Bowl...

M Sparks
02-23-2008, 05:05 PM
for further evidence, try to rent the "Trilogy" or "Festival" DVDs... still waiting for "Show" to be released.

Thanks for the reminder...I got the Festival DVD Christmas '06 and I STILL haven't watched it.

I got Trilogy used and it skips right at the beginning of The Kiss :(

Show was good...still have the VHS. I also have a bootleg copy of Cure In Orange, and I've got the MTV Unplugged taped from the original broadcast.

jazzz
02-23-2008, 05:38 PM
Thanks for the reminder...I got the Festival DVD Christmas '06 and I STILL haven't watched it.

I got Trilogy used and it skips right at the beginning of The Kiss :(

Show was good...still have the VHS. I also have a bootleg copy of Cure In Orange, and I've got the MTV Unplugged taped from the original broadcast.

you should seek out "Live in Japan" or Tokyo one of my favorites from around the Top period very cool... Has Andy and Phil in the band

dvdestrd
02-23-2008, 07:41 PM
GO SEE THEM!!!
I think it's the 30th anniversery of the "Three Imaginary Boys" album and when I saw them last year in Mountain View they played 2 encores in which the last encore consisted songs entirely off the Three Imaginary Boys album. I must say that was a great show.

captncrzy
02-23-2008, 08:59 PM
I'm going to see them here at the Dodge theater...very small venue and the most expensive tix are only $60. They better play Disintegration.

microcuts
02-24-2008, 10:55 PM
Evidence in support of seeing the Cure live this tour. Robert Smith means business on that guitar of his.

The Kiss - Berlin 2008
TriPN1HJeIg

jazzz
02-24-2008, 11:50 PM
Evidence in support of seeing the Cure live this tour. Robert Smith means business on that guitar of his.

The Kiss - Berlin 2008
TriPN1HJeIg

very nice! one of my top Cure tunes as well.

M Sparks
02-25-2008, 03:48 AM
I'm going to see them here at the Dodge theater...very small venue and the most expensive tix are only $60. They better play Disintegration.

Shhhhhhh...keep it quiet until after the tickets go on sale. ;)

Memorial_07
02-25-2008, 05:45 AM
I'm thinking about the Hollywood Bowl show...
That'd be pretty cool to see them in the bowl of all places.

GaragePoet
02-26-2008, 01:08 PM
i'm seein' 'em in san diego on june 3rd... was supposed to be last oct. until they postponed the tour to finish work on the new album... now the show's comin' up in a few months & there's still no word on the album. anyone hear anything about that?

SFChrissy
02-26-2008, 01:34 PM
I can't believe they are playing the HP Pavilion...yukkk!!!

M Sparks
02-26-2008, 01:44 PM
there's still no word on the album. anyone hear anything about that?

May 6th is the only date I've heard kicked around.

Back last summer, Robert was saying there was going to be 2 versions- a single CD, and a double CD "special edition" type thing. But now I'm hearing it's going to be a double CD for the price of 1. 13th album...13 songs on each CD. You'd think they'd delay it a week and release on the 13th...

Still no title, which is probably why Amazon hasn't listed it yet.

BTW, I think I might need this...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YDREEFZ6L._AA240_.jpg

whynotsmile99
02-26-2008, 07:42 PM
May 6th is the only date I've heard kicked around.

Back last summer, Robert was saying there was going to be 2 versions- a single CD, and a double CD "special edition" type thing. But now I'm hearing it's going to be a double CD for the price of 1. 13th album...13 songs on each CD. You'd think they'd delay it a week and release on the 13th...

Still no title, which is probably why Amazon hasn't listed it yet.

BTW, I think I might need this...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61YDREEFZ6L._AA240_.jpg

Rockabye series is excellent. u2 and Smashing Pumpkins being my personal favorites. I used them to put me to sleep on an airplane. Look up all the major bands they cover on Itunes. Bjork, Bob marley and Pink Floyd are great as well

Tool and NIN sound too dark for a baby though

GaragePoet
02-26-2008, 09:49 PM
wow, i'm totally gonna have to look into that series... better than the string quartet tributes?

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 04:13 AM
wow, i'm totally gonna have to look into that series... better than the string quartet tributes?

Well, different. These are actually lullabys...they actually sound a little like music boxes, but there's a little more going on.

sbessiso
02-27-2008, 04:52 AM
this thread depresses me, i am a mega cure fan, but have yet to see them live, their scheduled show here in miami is right in the middle of bonnaroo :'(

i hope this isnt the last of it for awhile

GaragePoet
02-27-2008, 07:49 AM
May 6th is the only date I've heard kicked around.

Back last summer, Robert was saying there was going to be 2 versions- a single CD, and a double CD "special edition" type thing. But now I'm hearing it's going to be a double CD for the price of 1. 13th album...13 songs on each CD. You'd think they'd delay it a week and release on the 13th...

Still no title, which is probably why Amazon hasn't listed it yet.


right on... as long as i get to hear the new album before i see 'em in concert... i did hear about the double-disc idea, wonder if that's still happenin'

already enjoying the new mars volta & mike doughty albums this year... still looking forward to the doors "live in pittsburgh," portishead, gnarls barkley & the cure...

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 10:15 AM
right on... as long as i get to hear the new album before i see 'em in concert...

Nice thing about a Cure show is that every show is a greatest hits show. They usually only do 4 or 5 new songs out of 25-35.

On this tour, they've been doing 6 or 7 songs from Three Imaginary Boys/Boys Don't Cry as ONE of their encores. I got to hear Forever on the last tour, if they do Grinding Halt this time, I think my Cure concert experiences will be complete.

Setlist from Feb 25th (Munich)

Plainsong, Prayers For Rain, A Strange Day, alt.end, The Blood, The End of the World, Lovesong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Please Project, The Walk, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Primary, A Boy I Never Knew, Shake Dog Shake, Never Enough, Wrong Number, The Baby Screams, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

1st encore: Lovecats, Let's Go To Bed, Freak Show, Friday I'm In Love, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You

2nd encore: Three Imaginary Boys, Fire In Cairo, Boys Don't Cry, Jumping Someone Else's Train, Grinding Halt, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.

3rd encore: Play For Today, A Forest.

3 new songs total out of 38. They will probably add a couple more after the album comes out.

My only complaint is that this setlist is a little too close to the 2004 tour. They switch it up a lot though. I bet they probably have a pool of 50 songs each tour.

rage patton
02-27-2008, 10:26 AM
I really, really hope they play lovesong and lovecats at Sasquatch. Seriously. They could play those two songs and then leave the stage. And I would be happy.

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 10:37 AM
I really, really hope they play lovesong and lovecats at Sasquatch. Seriously. They could play those two songs and then leave the stage. And I would be happy.

I don't think I've ever seen a show that didn't include those two.

I've never understood the appeal of Lovesong though. Always the low point of the show for me.

rage patton
02-27-2008, 11:27 AM
Its a song my girlfriend and I enjoy listening to together... I know were lame. But we like it. :)

M Sparks
02-27-2008, 11:43 AM
Its a song my girlfriend and I enjoy listening to together... I know were lame. But we like it. :)

No, you're not lame. Everyone else seems to love it. Just not me.

Luckily, my wife prefers Just Like Heaven.

Encaitare
03-05-2008, 01:55 PM
I was so amped to go see them when I lived near Santa Barbara...then I moved away. I'd totally go if I had the funds. The bowel is the most beautiful venue I have ever been at, you can see the sunset over the ocean from the top seats, and the pit lets you get really close to the stage, not a bad seat in the house, and I've been in several. Saw the Pixies there a few years ago, was the greatest concert of my life.

In short, I say GO

microcuts
03-13-2008, 07:17 AM
Mammoth 3-and-a-half hour setlist played last night in Paris Bercy:

1. Plainsong
2. Prayers for Rain
3. A Strange Day
4. alt.end
5. The Walk
6. The End of the World
7. Lovesong
8. To Wish Impossible Things
9. Pictures of You
10. Lullaby
11. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
12. Kyoto Song
13. Please Project
14. Push
15. How Beautiful You Are
16. Friday I'm in Love
17. Inbetween Days
18. Just Like Heaven
19. Primary
20. A Boy I Never Knew
21. Shake Dog Shake
22. Never Enough
23. Wrong Number
24. One Hundred Years
25. Disintegration
———
26. At Night
27. M
28. Play for Today
29. A Forest
———
30. The Lovecats
31. Let's Go to Bed
32. Freak Show
33. Close to Me
34. Why Can't I Be You?
———
35. Three Imaginary Boys
36. Fire In Cairo
37. Boys Don't Cry
38. Jumping Someone Else's Train
39. Grinding Halt
40. 10:15 Saturday Night
41. Killing an Arab
———
42. Faith

sbessiso
03-13-2008, 07:21 AM
holy shit ^^^^^

M Sparks
03-13-2008, 07:50 AM
Epic...I love when they start with Plainsong. This is actually pretty similar to the 2004 tour sets, but why mess with perfection.

I'm kinda surprised they didn't do Forever on a setlist that huge. I don't think it's been done at all this tour, not that I've looked at every show.

microcuts
03-13-2008, 08:04 AM
Nope, they haven't done Forever at all this year.. and even Faith is a rarity now. I need to make it out to a U.S. show, ugh.

Pixiessp
03-14-2008, 10:38 AM
i sure hope you got those tickets cuz the bowl is a beautiful concert venue.used to live in SB and i went to many a show there and i was never disappointed.

microcuts
04-14-2008, 07:56 PM
This thread is the closest thing to a Cure tour thread, i think? Anyway, the Hollywood Bowl show sold out so they're adding a 2nd L.A. show, an intimate show at the Shrine Auditorium on June 1.

Sonicifyouwantit
04-15-2008, 12:22 AM
to the original post....NO