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C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 07:00 AM
Seeing this 3 1/2 hour setlist from the new Cure tour, makes me wanna go see them. They have said each show will consist of 35-40(ish) songs, a lot of which are their older more pop (hits) fare.

Talk about getting your money’s worth! Go Robert!

01 Plainsong
02 Prayers for Rain
03 A Strange Day
04 alt.end
05 The Walk
06 The End of the World
07 Lovesong
08 To Wish Impossible Things
09 Pictures of You
10 Lullaby
11 The Perfect Boy
12 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
13 Hot Hot Hot!!!
14 The Only One
15 Push
16 Friday I'm in Love
17 In Between Days
18 Just Like Heaven
19 Primary
20 Shake Dog Shake
21 Never Enough
22 Wrong Number
23 One Hundred Years
24 Disintegration

***encore1***

25 At Night
26 M
27 Play for Today
28 A Forest

***encore2***

29 Instrumental Intro
30 Lovecats
31 Let's Go to Bed
32 Freakshow
33 Close to Me
34 Why Can't I Be You

***encore3***

35 Boys Don't Cry
36 Jumping Someone Else's Train
37 Grinding Halt
38 10:15 Saturday Night
39 Killing an Arab

captncrzy
05-12-2008, 07:08 AM
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!DISENTEGRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited. So so so so so excited. Woo hoo, June 4th!

GnarVee
05-12-2008, 07:14 AM
gaddamn.....never seen such a long setlist....specialy with 3 fuckn encores

TonyWonder
05-12-2008, 07:15 AM
good god! That's an amazing setlist. I'm going broke here on concerts but I'm going to have to give in and get tickets for this.

chiapet
05-12-2008, 07:17 AM
Gah. I wish I could see them in addition to the Sasquatch show. I already have plans on their San Jose night :/

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 07:20 AM
good god! That's an amazing setlist. I'm going broke here on concerts but I'm going to have to give in and get tickets for this.

right with ya

captncrzy
05-12-2008, 07:26 AM
That totally rules. And I'm seeing them in a really small venue.

chiapet
05-12-2008, 07:28 AM
I am seriously thinking about going to LA for the show. Thankfully(?) that it's sold out is preventing me from thinking about this too much.

When I saw them last year, they played a lot of the same songs and sounded amazing, though they "only" played for about 2 hr 45 m. :)

Edit: Crap. The sunday night show in LA is not sold out. I'm back to thinking about this.

JebusLives
05-12-2008, 07:36 AM
OMG they're playing Disintegration. OK, I'm flying somewhere...

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 07:46 AM
Cleveland is now an option for me.

Derekx
05-12-2008, 07:59 AM
I'll be at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Shrine!

superfiction
05-12-2008, 08:04 AM
i hope they do this at sasquatch

dubvulture
05-12-2008, 08:05 AM
Damn you for starting this thread. I resigned myself to not going to see them this time around because I've gone so overboard this year already on concerts (seen them 3 times anyways), but seeing that setlist gave me the itch again. Just bought pit tix for the Santa Barbara show.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2486179997_18e29604c8.jpg

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-12-2008, 08:12 AM
The Cure Red Rocks will be incredible....

ivankay
05-12-2008, 08:14 AM
i hope they do this at sasquatch

Oh boy, oh boy! i sure hopes so too.

idrive1life
05-12-2008, 08:14 AM
whoa

PassiveTheory
05-12-2008, 08:43 AM
Sonofabitch.

rage patton
05-12-2008, 08:51 AM
i hope they do this at sasquatch

Wait... are you going to Sasquatch now?

And this show was 3 1/2 hours? Jesus... I don't think they will do all this at Sasquatch. When they anounced they were playing Sasquatch, they said they were going to get a 2 1/2 hour set. However, since they don't have an end to their set times, and since the Gorge doesn't have a curfew, I guess they could play as long as they want.

shakermaker113
05-12-2008, 08:55 AM
3.5 hours? holy crap. talk about setting new standards. go Robert Smith.

PassiveTheory
05-12-2008, 08:57 AM
I HATE that they're in So Cal when I'm in school and Nor Cal when I'm not... Ughhhhhhhhhhhhh...

superfiction
05-12-2008, 08:58 AM
Wait... are you going to Sasquatch now?

And this show was 3 1/2 hours? Jesus... I don't think they will do all this at Sasquatch. When they anounced they were playing Sasquatch, they said they were going to get a 2 1/2 hour set. However, since they don't have an end to their set times, and since the Gorge doesn't have a curfew, I guess they could play as long as they want.

im seriously eyeing sunday

oh and the gorge curfew is 2 am i think? the flaming lips plaid till 1:30 a few years ago when it hailed. so yeah it shouldnt be a problem

bmack86
05-12-2008, 09:03 AM
plainsong
shake dog shake
us or them
fascination street
before three
a night like this
the end of the world
lovesong
inbetween days
push
pictures of you
the figurehead
from the edge of the deep green sea
alt.end
a strange day
one hundred years
disintegration
-Encore-
close to me
the lovecats
let's go to bed
why can't i be you

When I saw them, that was the set list. Seeing the 3 1/2 hour one is making me contemplate buying a ticket for the Shrine show. I've seen them backstage and front row, so I don't have to worry about being close, and that seems like a helluva show. The only problem is I'm seeing R.E.M. in Berkeley the day before.

rage patton
05-12-2008, 09:04 AM
im seriously eyeing sunday

oh and the gorge curfew is 2 am i think? the flaming lips plaid till 1:30 a few years ago when it hailed. so yeah it shouldnt be a problem

If you are going Sunday, you may as well go Monday too. Flaming Lips, Mars Volta, Battles, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Hives, Built to Spill... can't go wrong. And if you are going for two day, you may as well go Saturday too. Don't wanna miss Mike Patton do ya? Haha.
Did you buy a ticket to the cure show in Seattle? If you did and you haven't returned it, you can use it for entry at Sasquatch for Sunday.

superfiction
05-12-2008, 09:13 AM
If you are going Sunday, you may as well go Monday too. Flaming Lips, Mars Volta, Battles, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Hives, Built to Spill... can't go wrong. And if you are going for two day, you may as well go Saturday too. Don't wanna miss Mike Patton do ya? Haha.
Did you buy a ticket to the cure show in Seattle? If you did and you haven't returned it, you can use it for entry at Sasquatch for Sunday.

nah i didnt get tickets for it. and i just dont have the cash to go to any of the days . i just quit my job. but i REALLY want to see the cure. so i may have to make the exception. i dont know. the decision wil probably come down to like a week before

bmack86
05-12-2008, 09:13 AM
Okay, time for advice. I'm pulling up a Balcony Row 15 ticket for the Shrine on Ticketmaster, despite the fact that they're listing the show as sold out. Should I buy the ticket, or are there plenty floating around?

chiapet
05-12-2008, 09:14 AM
I wonder how long the Sasquatch show would be. I mentioned this on other threads, but I'll repeat here. I saw them in October (I guess they canceled part of that tour but kept the bay area date). They played for just under 3 hours. This was the set list:


Open
alt.end
A Night Like This
The Baby Screams
The End of the World
Lovesong
Pictures of You
Lullaby
Maybe Someday
Kyoto Song
Please Project [new song]
The Walk
Push
How Beautiful You Are
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
Primary
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
The Kiss
Never Enough
Wrong Number
Signal To Noise
One Hundred Years
Shiver and Shake
End

Encore 1:
Three Imaginary Boys
Fire in Cairo
Boys Don't Cry
Jumping Someone Else's Train
Grinding Halt
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab

Encore 2:
Play for Today
A Forest


It looks like they've added a lot. I was expecting to only be able to get 1.5 hours or so at Sasquatch. Do you really think we'll get 2+ hours? Hrmmm

chiapet
05-12-2008, 09:14 AM
Okay, time for advice. I'm pulling up a Balcony Row 15 ticket for the Shrine on Ticketmaster, despite the fact that they're listing the show as sold out. Should I buy the ticket, or are there plenty floating around?

I was just looking at that too, though I don't know if I could really fly to LA for a night to see them.

bmack86
05-12-2008, 09:17 AM
I think I'm going to just wait a while and see what happens

sbessiso
05-12-2008, 09:19 AM
theyre playing here the same weekend as Bonnaroo

:'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

chiapet
05-12-2008, 09:23 AM
Are there any reasonably inexpensive hotels near that area? (Like maybe close to Santa Monica or something)

rage patton
05-12-2008, 09:25 AM
It looks like they've added a lot. I was expecting to only be able to get 1.5 hours or so at Sasquatch. Do you really think we'll get 2+ hours? Hrmmm

They said when they anouced they were playing Sasquatch (back in October) they would be playing a 2.5 hour set. It wouldn't surprise me if they played longer.

shoopdedoop
05-12-2008, 09:27 AM
the cure have always played at least two and a half hours, even at festivals. i saw them at inland invasion and that's how long they played. anyway see you in the pit in SB!

TonyWonder
05-12-2008, 09:33 AM
OK, I'm in for Dallas on 6/6. I actually got decent seats from TM at this late date. It's the night after Ladytron so the two shows should compliment each other nicely.

Damn you C Dub for posting that setlist:)

sbessiso
05-12-2008, 09:40 AM
blerg!

i'm bitter and staying away from this thread

jazzz
05-12-2008, 10:21 AM
I will be at the San Diego show happy and drunk! Robert is one of the greatest!

Sushov23
05-12-2008, 11:33 AM
should we expect this type of setlist for all shows?

luckyface
05-12-2008, 11:51 AM
Sweet! My $100 3rd row Shrine ticket looks like a good investment.

fatbastard
05-12-2008, 11:51 AM
I'm hoping so. It sucked when they first announced the re-schedule. This landed up working out. This will be my first concert since Coachella.

Boourns
05-12-2008, 12:07 PM
Damn, why can't Radiohead do a 3.5 hour setlist?

chiapet
05-12-2008, 12:08 PM
Thanks rage, that makes me feel a little better and I can probably avoid making a trip to LA just to see them again. :)

chiapet
05-12-2008, 12:09 PM
Boourns, maybe when they've been around for 20+ years.

rage patton
05-12-2008, 12:44 PM
Thanks rage, that makes me feel a little better and I can probably avoid making a trip to LA just to see them again. :)

Well we probably won't get a 3.5 hour set. But I am willing to bet we get 3 hours. Give or take 15 minutes.

captncrzy
05-12-2008, 12:53 PM
The Cure's been around since 1976 and released their first album in 1979. So they've been around for 30 years.

chiapet
05-12-2008, 12:59 PM
Thanks, captn, I knew how long they've been around, but apparently can't do math after 2 hours of sleep. :)

chiapet
05-12-2008, 01:02 PM
I am OK with 3 hours of the Cure!! I am just surprised (and glad) to see that they are doing more disintegration era songs than the previous tour. still - that encore that was most of the 1st album (for the 2007 tour) was incredible.

Young blood
05-12-2008, 01:08 PM
Rob needs a makeover.

GauchoGuy17
05-12-2008, 01:21 PM
The Cure is a band I would like to get into. What are their best albums? I've heard Disintegration is the best, but what are some other essentials?

chiapet
05-12-2008, 01:29 PM
You're going to get a lot of answers because everyone has their favorites (and usually feel very strongly towards them), plus there are changes in their sound throughout the discography that might seem subtle when you're first checking them out, but become enormously divisive amongst fanatics (er, fans).

If you've never really heard them, I'd suggest as a starting point, check out "Standing on the Beach", which is a compilation of all of their singles up to that point (1985) plus some extra songs from their first albums. "Galore" is another compilation which will take you from 1987-1997.

That should help you figure out how much you like the Cure and which eras/albums/moods you want to explore more.

I am very partial to Disintegration (even though I really don't think it's the 'best' album, it's my favorite). The Head on the Door is a close second for me. Actually all their albums leading up to Disintegration are really really good. :) Wish and Bloodflowers are the only ones I'm really lukewarm towards. A lot of people don't like "newer" cure, but I actually really liked Wild Mood Swings once I gave it a few listens.

chiapet
05-12-2008, 01:31 PM
Oh and PS - they were playing some songs from the upcoming album last year, the only one I heard ("The Only One") sounded very much like "old" Cure, like some of the younger people that were near me were insisting it was something from THOTD.

GauchoGuy17
05-12-2008, 01:38 PM
How is the sound at The Shrine Auditorium? Is it considerably worse than The Bowl?

g0k1ngsg0
05-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Damn, I REALLY hope they play this set at sasquatch!

...or at least 3 hours.

GauchoGuy17
05-12-2008, 02:08 PM
Okay, I got two tickets to the show at The Shrine off of ebay. The sound might not be quite as good, but prices for Hollywood were just way too expensive.

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 05:23 PM
OK, I'm in for Dallas on 6/6. I actually got decent seats from TM at this late date. It's the night after Ladytron so the two shows should compliment each other nicely.

Damn you C Dub for posting that setlist:)

I know sorry right? It was just too good to pass up!

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 05:23 PM
Oh and PS - they were playing some songs from the upcoming album last year, the only one I heard ("The Only One") sounded very much like "old" Cure, like some of the younger people that were near me were insisting it was something from THOTD.

3 new ones made it onto the setlist from last night.

merznerve
05-12-2008, 05:55 PM
Good god. I saw them last year at ultra and they just did not belong there at all. There set was shortened, Plus there was a bunch of bitter tiesto fans yelling at them to get off the stage. I love the Cure and have seen them 3 times now. The first being close to a three hour performance. Really epic. my broke ass wants to buy tickets now. blast!

merznerve
05-12-2008, 05:56 PM
The Cure is a band I would like to get into. What are their best albums? I've heard Disintegration is the best, but what are some other essentials?

kiss me x 3

Sushov23
05-12-2008, 06:32 PM
wait, the cure played ultra?

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 06:42 PM
kiss me x 3

also - the head on the door

TonyWonder
05-12-2008, 06:45 PM
I really like Pornography.

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 06:55 PM
I really like Pornography.

me too

chiapet
05-12-2008, 07:12 PM
lol. I've actually received several copies of Pornography as gifts, from guys, who simply wanted to be able to tell people they bought me pornography for my birthday.

C DUB YA
05-12-2008, 07:14 PM
Um - I have a copy of Pornography for you

diastereo
05-12-2008, 07:15 PM
wow! what an amazing setlist! thanks for posting that.

I recommend Head On the Door and Disentegration. they are both in my Top 10 albums ever. truely amazing masterpieces.

captncrzy
05-12-2008, 08:09 PM
Disentegration is classic.

This is really gonna be a great night; a killer setlist and a three hour goth watching fiesta.

chiapet
05-12-2008, 08:47 PM
Disentegration is classic.

This is really gonna be a great night; a killer setlist and a three hour goth watching fiesta.

Haha. The show last year in mountain view was sooo many slutty teenaged goths. I kinda felt like a perv for gawking at them constantly before the set.

fikus222
05-12-2008, 09:01 PM
Great set list, but I won't be going since my wife is bitter at the Cure due to the show she saw in '00 at the SF Fillmore and heard only their newer (at the time) crappier songs. I have only seen them once, at the Shoreline for BFD4 on Friday the 13th in June of 1997. Awesome day and awesome show:

1. WANT
2. CLUB AMERICA
3. FASCINATION STREET
4. LULLABY
5. HIGH
6. JUST LIKE HEAVEN
7. TREASURE
8. IN-BETWEEN DAYS
9. NEVER ENOUGH
10. PRAYERS FOR RAIN
11. FROM THE EDGE OF THE DEEP GREEN SEA
12. SHIVER AND SHAKE
13. DISINTEGRATION
14. LOVESONG
15. FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE
16. BOYS DON'T CRY
17. WHY CAN'T I BE YOU?
18. A FOREST
19. 10:15 SATURDAY NIGHT
20. KILLING AN ARAB

http://www.picturesofyou.us/97/sad-97-6-13-bfd.jpg

Stainofmind
05-12-2008, 10:36 PM
I seen The Cure back in 2004 on the Curiosa Tour at AT&T Park in San Francisco. I was bored after 45 minutes. They didn't even do "just like heaven".

bmack86
05-12-2008, 10:38 PM
I seen The Cure back in 2004 on the Curiosa Tour at AT&T Park in San Francisco. I was bored after 45 minutes. They didn't even do "just like heaven".

plainsong
shake dog shake
us or them
fascination street
before three
a night like this
the end of the world
lovesong
inbetween days
push
pictures of you
the figurehead
from the edge of the deep green sea
alt.end
a strange day
one hundred years
disintegration
-Encore-
close to me
the lovecats
let's go to bed
why can't i be you

They did all those songs. And it was great.

Stainofmind
05-12-2008, 10:49 PM
plainsong
shake dog shake
us or them
fascination street
before three
a night like this
the end of the world
lovesong
inbetween days
push
pictures of you
the figurehead
from the edge of the deep green sea
alt.end
a strange day
one hundred years
disintegration
-Encore-
close to me
the lovecats
let's go to bed
why can't i be you

They did all those songs. And it was great.

The thing with me is that I never been a big Cure Fan. I like some of their songs. Plus reason for me going was to go see Head Automatica. I basically paid 50 bucks just to see Head Automatica. Also it was on a Saturday night. I spent the other half of The Cure performance talking to Daryl, Larry, and Jim of Head Automatica.

PassiveTheory
05-13-2008, 12:23 AM
Well then you got what you paid for.

cooperb1
05-13-2008, 12:35 AM
wow i,m seeing them at he hollywood bowl on may 31

Memorial_07
05-13-2008, 06:58 AM
i hope he can make it through the show

roberto73
05-13-2008, 07:22 AM
I've been debating whether to get tickets for the Santa Barbara Bowl on 5/29. This setlist pushes me a little closer to making the purchase, but I wonder if Santa Barbara will get screwed because of the early noise curfew at the Bowl. I've seen them several times before, and the marathon set is the only justification I can think of for seeing them again (especially being as broke as I am at the moment).

C DUB YA
05-13-2008, 07:26 AM
yeah curfews would play into it.

microcuts
05-13-2008, 07:46 AM
Great set list, but I won't be going since my wife is bitter at the Cure due to the show she saw in '00 at the SF Fillmore and heard only their newer (at the time) crappier songs.


That's really unfortunate since Bloodflowers was the best album they'd put out in several years at that time, probably still the best thing they've put out since Disintegration. That was a great tour, too.

Somewhat Damaged
05-13-2008, 08:18 AM
Haha. The show last year in mountain view was sooo many slutty teenaged goths. I kinda felt like a perv for gawking at them constantly before the set.

:confused: I thought you were a girl. Or are you a lesbian? It's cool either way, just curious.

The seats available for the Phoenix show all suck and are too expensive for what I'm willing to pay, and the tickets available on Craigslist and eBay are all ridiculously priced as well, so I'm just going to show up to the venue and buy from a scalper about 15 minutes before the Cure go on. I figure anyone selling tickets that late will be desperate to unload whatever they have left and I'll be able to avoid any service fees. Missing the opening act shouldn't be too big of a deal.

GauchoGuy17
05-13-2008, 09:40 AM
Anyone know who the opening act (if any) has been so far?

Also, what time does The Cure usually go on stage? Just want to get my travel plans solidified.

rage patton
05-13-2008, 09:55 AM
65daysofstatic. They are excellent. Don't miss them. That is... unless your name is Rick and you are looking for cheap tickets to see the Cure. Then I understand if you miss them.

captncrzy
05-13-2008, 10:30 AM
I'll probably be missing the opening band so I can drink in the Irish pub down the street. Choices, choices....

amyzzz
05-13-2008, 12:15 PM
God, I wanna go.

edit: but I'd be in the same boat as Rick.

chairmenmeow47
05-13-2008, 12:19 PM
I seen The Cure back in 2004 on the Curiosa Tour at AT&T Park in San Francisco. I was bored after 45 minutes. They didn't even do "just like heaven".

i saw them at coachella and at curiosa in 2004 and i believe i heard just like heaven at both.

i'm really excited for the june 4th show. both shows i saw in 2004 had amazing and diverse setlists. i'm really glad they are playing songs like "close to me" and "lovecats" again. i just need a date for the june 4th show... i'm hoping this guy friend of my roommates will say yes, cross your fingers!

and all the arizona coachella people should meet for a drink at some point during the show :)

chiapet
05-13-2008, 01:03 PM
:confused: I thought you were a girl. Or are you a lesbian? It's cool either way, just curious.

Er. I am a female. Do I have to be a lesbian just to look? :) I meant both the goth girls and boys, btw. They had extremely silly outfits and I am just old enough to have begun forgetting that I possibly dressed like that when I was their ages.

On the opener, I have also heard that 65daysofstatic are really good and very fitting for a Cure opener. Hopefully seeing them at Sasquatch as well. :)

captncrzy
05-13-2008, 02:44 PM
i saw them at coachella and at curiosa in 2004 and i believe i heard just like heaven at both.

i'm really excited for the june 4th show. both shows i saw in 2004 had amazing and diverse setlists. i'm really glad they are playing songs like "close to me" and "lovecats" again. i just need a date for the june 4th show... i'm hoping this guy friend of my roommates will say yes, cross your fingers!

and all the arizona coachella people should meet for a drink at some point during the show :)

Good idea. BTW-if you can't find a date, Rick might be willing to take that extra ticket off you.

Also, I'm 99% sure that we'll be at Seamus McCaffrey's down the street before the show. My best friend is going with me and that's her favorite watering hole downtown. It's on 2nd Ave and Monroe.

chairmenmeow47
05-14-2008, 12:07 PM
Good idea. BTW-if you can't find a date, Rick might be willing to take that extra ticket off you.

Also, I'm 99% sure that we'll be at Seamus McCaffrey's down the street before the show. My best friend is going with me and that's her favorite watering hole downtown. It's on 2nd Ave and Monroe.

i did find a date. i ended up buying tickets for a friend when i bought mein because he couldn't do it from work the day they went on sale. so i'm sitting with him and his wife's brother, and i really wanted to bring someone else that I knew so it wouldn't be completely awkward. if my date cancels though, i'm sure i'll be asking around on here if anyone wants to go :)

i don't know what time i'll be able to get down there. 7 is so early! how many opening bands are there, just one?

captncrzy
05-14-2008, 01:32 PM
Hmm...I think there's just one. I guess I could be wrong-but seeing that they play three hours, I wouldn't be suprised if they started around 8:30 or so.

Somewhat Damaged
05-14-2008, 02:37 PM
Er. I am a female. Do I have to be a lesbian just to look? :) I meant both the goth girls and boys, btw. They had extremely silly outfits and I am just old enough to have begun forgetting that I possibly dressed like that when I was their ages.

OIC. I guess it doesn't make you a lesbian if you're simply looking, but I don't ogle guys when I go out anywhere (I save that for when I'm in the comfort of my living room), hence my question. I guess you can chalk it up to my assuming "slutty" was in reference solely to women, which I admit may be a bit sexist on my part, and for that, I apologize.


Good idea. BTW-if you can't find a date, Rick might be willing to take that extra ticket off you.

I'm glad you said this because I was going to feel awkward volunteering to accompany Ivy.


i did find a date. i ended up buying tickets for a friend when i bought mein because he couldn't do it from work the day they went on sale. so i'm sitting with him and his wife's brother, and i really wanted to bring someone else that I knew so it wouldn't be completely awkward. if my date cancels though, i'm sure i'll be asking around on here if anyone wants to go :)

Yeah, if your date backs out, let me know. Don't even bother asking around here, just send me a PM directly.

bballarl
05-14-2008, 03:36 PM
I don't understand why more bands don't do sets like this. Paging Billy Corgan.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-22-2008, 07:40 AM
Here was Red Rocks set list last night

underneath the stars
prayers for rain
a night like this
the end of the world
lovesong
to wish impossible things
[unknown new song]
lullaby
maybe someday
the perfect boy
from the edge of the deep green sea
hot hot hot
the only one, the blood
the walk, push
friday i'm in love
inbetween days
just like heaven
if only tonight we could sleep
never enough
wrong number
one hundred years
baby rag dog book

E1: plainsong, disintegration,
E2: freakshow, close to me, why can't i be you?,
E3: boys don't cry, jumping someone else's train, grinding halt, 10:15 saturday night, killing an arab

Hopeless Semantic
05-22-2008, 07:50 AM
Oh man...can't wait to the 1st!

TonyWonder
05-22-2008, 07:51 AM
Those encores are nice..can't wait!

lindseyb
05-22-2008, 07:58 AM
i didn't read that setlist because i want to be surprised. i'm seeing them at the hollywood bowl next weekend. never been there & can't wait!

chairmenmeow47
05-22-2008, 09:35 AM
Yeah, if your date backs out, let me know. Don't even bother asking around here, just send me a PM directly.

will do if he does :)

ahhhhhhhhhh, so excited! 13 days!!! i've been listening to "maybe someday" a lot this week. come to think of it, i don't think i've ever heard all of bloodflowers.

i'm in love with all the old stuff they're playing. staring at the sea/standing on a beach is my favourite album besides disintigration. even though it's a compilation, it has all the great, old dancy stuff. LOVE IT!!! CAN'T WAIT!!

M Sparks
05-22-2008, 01:09 PM
13 days! Yay!

Unfortunately, I have no more shows lined up after this one. My friends trying to get me to go see Elvis Costello this weekend, but I can't sit through The Police again...

M Sparks
05-22-2008, 01:21 PM
plainsong
shake dog shake
us or them
fascination street
before three
a night like this
the end of the world
lovesong
inbetween days
push
pictures of you
the figurehead
from the edge of the deep green sea
alt.end
a strange day
one hundred years
disintegration
-Encore-
close to me
the lovecats
let's go to bed
why can't i be you

They did all those songs. And it was great.

Phoenix got most of that, plus...

Sinking
Maybe Someday
Charlotte Sometimes,
Just Like Heaven,
Boys Don't Cry
A Forest
Forever.

But no Figurehead or Let's Go To Bed.

I've never been to a Cure show and complained about the setlist. It's always amazing. The '04 tour was maybe the best show I've ever seen. Certainly top 5.

Why would anyone even go to a 3 hour Cure show if they only like one song?

M Sparks
05-22-2008, 01:24 PM
Plus reason for me going was to go see Head Automatica.

Ha...they didn't even show up at the Phoenix show. They were on the settime list for 5pm, but they never played.

Cooper Temple Clause were awesome though.

chairmenmeow47
05-22-2008, 01:59 PM
Ha...they didn't even show up at the Phoenix show. They were on the settime list for 5pm, but they never played.

Cooper Temple Clause were awesome though.

yes they were. so was rapture and interpol. the lighting for interpol was fucking killer!!!

jazzz
05-22-2008, 08:53 PM
anyone from the board going to the San Diego show?

dubvulture
05-22-2008, 10:07 PM
anyone from the board going to the San Diego show?

If someone wants to trade a Santa Barbara pit ticket for a good SD seat, I'm all ears.

sacleonard
05-25-2008, 01:47 PM
I just wanted to say thanks to this thread... as luck would have it, I have to be in the Bay Area on Thursday... I managed to book a room the night before and talk a co-worker into getting tickets. We're going to the San Jose show (HP Pavilion).

This will be my fifth Cure show: 1992 (x2), 1996, 2004 (Coachella)... the 1996 show was my favorite and ranks near the top of my all-time concerts. I was a little apprehensive about the "no keyboard" version, but I picked up the "Festival 2005" DVD, so those worries are gone.

I'll post a review in about a week.

kyzer soze
05-27-2008, 12:02 PM
If anyone has a extra pair for the la show (shrine) id definitely by them from you.

superfiction
05-27-2008, 03:19 PM
the show at the gorge was SOOO good. i loved it. and most people got too tired so by the end i was quite close wihtout having to stand around all day :)

luckyface
05-27-2008, 03:21 PM
http://cms.pitchforkmedia.com/images/image/50902.1Cure_IMG_5790.jpg

To say Robert Smith looks horrible would be devalue the word's meaning. Holy shit, I am not going to be able to sleep tonight.

sbessiso
05-27-2008, 08:43 PM
what the hell???

he looks worse than ever!!!

whats going on with his hair??

A+ for makeup though

Hopeless Semantic
05-27-2008, 08:45 PM
Oh I can't wait to the 1st! I have never seen the Cure live and I'm actually looking forward to it.

chiapet
05-27-2008, 09:13 PM
the show at the gorge was SOOO good. i loved it. and most people got too tired so by the end i was quite close wihtout having to stand around all day :)

It was very enjoyable but they were definitely less amazing than when I saw them last year... less energy, interaction with the audience, and some of the vocals were a bit off. I read tonight elsewhere that Robert has been ill and losing his voice, so now I feel much more forgiving regarding the set and thankful to Robert for giving us a full 2.5 hours despite.

What the hell was Porl wearing? I love it. It's great to have him back.

I'm going to steal someone else's picture since I haven't gotten mine off my camera:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2528294269_584422575b.jpg

( http://flickr.com/photos/joshc/2528294269/ )


The picture doesn't really do it justice, but maybe you can see that he had crazy eye makeup and lines painted around his head, and wearing a kilt. For dress/appearance they were far more dramatic then when I saw them last year.

sbessiso
05-28-2008, 03:06 AM
jesus christ!

C DUB YA
05-28-2008, 05:01 AM
Yes!

bballarl
05-28-2008, 09:54 AM
I want to go tonight in SJ, but I have work till 7:30ish, its in San Jose, and I want to watch the US/England game that I have to Tivo because of work. I am sure they will come around again when the new record comes out.

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
05-28-2008, 10:08 AM
I really wish that they started playing Burn again...I love that track so much and it hasn't been played live....at least according to the setlists I have seen...

chiapet
05-28-2008, 10:27 AM
We were talking about that this weekend, I'm not aware of them having performed Burn live. I'd love to see that as well. :)

idrive1life
05-28-2008, 06:06 PM
The Cure changed my life. I've been avoiding this thread like a plague because I'm so broke right now. Arrrrgh ... its bringing back great memories. I gave up. I'll be going to that 13th of June show. Available tix is not bad but I want something better/closer.


Good god. I saw them last year at ultra and they just did not belong there at all. There set was shortened, Plus there was a bunch of bitter tiesto fans yelling at them to get off the stage. I love the Cure and have seen them 3 times now. The first being close to a three hour performance. Really epic. my broke ass wants to buy tickets now. blast!

I did not hear the yelling. Yes, they were out of place but they had such a fantastic > 2 hours show.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s139/idrive1life/thecureultrasetlist1.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s139/idrive1life/thecureultrasetlist2.jpg

The Cure Live UMF Miami, FL March 23, 2007 streaming ... (http://www.musicwebtown.com/klaus5000/40977)

Most of the great Cure songs I want to hear and be played live are right there. What an amazing party! Yeah, I went to UMF '07 just because of The Cure so they were not so out of place at all in that festival. (lol)

fatbastard
05-28-2008, 06:14 PM
Tickets have been printed for Saturday.

microcuts
05-28-2008, 10:41 PM
I think I'm gonna drive to Cleveland. I just can't forgive myself missing a show this tour, looking at the recent setlists (they just did Doing the Unstuck tonight in San Jose...) - Robert's been quite ill the past week and a half, so I hope he gets better soon. Gotta hand it to him though, no show cancellations and still 2.5+ hr shows every night, even sick.

sbessiso
05-28-2008, 10:45 PM
he's robert fucking smith, not even death will stop him

Hopeless Semantic
05-28-2008, 10:54 PM
If it weren't for death, Robert Smith would be selling Fish N Chips in London or something.

sbessiso
05-28-2008, 10:56 PM
dude, this is my new sig

sacleonard
05-28-2008, 11:49 PM
Incredible show in SJ... more detailed review to follow.

Hopeless Semantic
05-29-2008, 12:02 AM
dude, this is my new sig

Haha. I think you're the first person to sig anything I have said here. Robert Smith is rolling around in his grave right now. Thanks, sbess.

sbessiso
05-29-2008, 12:03 AM
its so funny, and even more, so true

boarderwoozel3
05-29-2008, 12:12 AM
Damn, I'm an ass for not going to sasquatch.

sbessiso
05-29-2008, 12:16 AM
you have no excuse J. no excuse.

RooTeefy
05-29-2008, 11:07 AM
I went and saw the Cure in San Jose last night. Awesome show! Robert Smith sounded great and showed no signs of being sick. Here is the set list:

Mainset:
plainsong
prayers for rain
fascination street
the perfect boy
the blood
the end of the world
lovesong
to wish impossible things
pictures of you
lullaby
catch
hot hot hot
the only one
a strange day
sleep when i'm dead
push
doing the unstuck
inbetween days
just like heaven
a letter to elise
from the edge of the deep green sea
shake dog shake
wrong number
one hundred years
disintegration

Encore 1:
at night
m
play for today
a forest


Encore 2:
freakshow
close to me
why can't i be you?


Encore 3:
boys don't cry
jumping someone else's train
grinding halt
10:15 saturday night
killing an arab

Does anyone know if 65daysofstatic played? I got caught in traffic and didn't get into the venue until 8 PM. If they did play it must have been a very short set as it was scheduled to start at 7:30.

faxman75
05-29-2008, 11:32 AM
I'm not a big Cure fan but I dig Disintigration quite a bit and I was also requesting the song "Burn" from the NBK soundtrack or wait no, The Crow soundtrack. The Burn from NBK was by NIN heh. Anyway, I dug the show but not enough to keep freezing and feeling uncomfortable sitting on cement so I left after an hour and a half. I also see now that they did play the song my roommate wanted to hear lol From the edge of the deep green sea! It looks very much like they played it just after I left.

Did anyone post the Sasquatch setlist? I didn't see it so here you go.

Setlist:

underneath the stars
prayers for rain
a night like this
the end of the world
lovesong
to wish impossible things
pictures of you
lullaby
fascination street
the perfect boy
hot hot hot
alt.end
sleep when i'm dead
push
inbetween days
just like heaven
a letter to elise
from the edge of the deep green sea
the only one
the walk
shake dog shake
never enough
wrong number
one hundred years
baby rag dog book

Encore:

a forest


Encore 2:

boys don't cry
jumping someone else's train
grinding halt
10:15 saturday night
killing an arab

amyzzz
05-29-2008, 11:42 AM
I'm not a big Cure fan but I dig Disintigration quite a bit and I was also requesting the song "Burn" from the NBK soundtrack or wait no, The Crow soundtrack. The Burn from NBK was by NIN heh.
Both Burn's are good. :) I'd forgotten about The Cure one because I think my husband ruined my Crow soundtrack CD so I haven't listened to it in a while.

I keep popping over here for some reason even though I most likely can't go. I wish I could though.

luckyface
05-29-2008, 11:57 AM
Does anyone know if 65daysofstatic played? I got caught in traffic and didn't get into the venue until 8 PM. If they did play it must have been a very short set as it was scheduled to start at 7:30.

They are only playing 25-30 minute sets, so you probably just missed them.

bballarl
05-29-2008, 12:38 PM
I keep telling myself they will tour behind the new album, so I shouldn't be upset that I couldn't make it last night.

captncrzy
05-29-2008, 12:44 PM
I'm almost certain that this is supposed to be in support of the new album. When they were supposed to tour last fall, they cancelled it because they wanted to wait until the new album was done before they toured.

jazzz
05-29-2008, 01:03 PM
They would only play 3-4 songs off the new record anyways so this is it. I don't think they will tour again right after this tour.

RooTeefy
05-29-2008, 01:12 PM
They are only playing 25-30 minute sets, so you probably just missed them.

That's too bad because I really would have liked to see them. I guess I'll have to wait for them to come around on their own tour. Did you happen to see them? If so, is all the hype about their great live performances true?

luckyface
05-29-2008, 01:19 PM
That's too bad because I really would have liked to see them. I guess I'll have to wait for them to come around on their own tour. Did you happen to see them? If so, is all the hype about their great live performances true?

I will be seeing them on Sunday, so I will be sure to post my thoughts. I have seen multiple videos though, and they slay live. Upcoming.org lists a November show for them in LA, so I am hoping that a) this is true and b) this will be part of a full scale US tour. If so, that would be a great time to check them out in a more appropriate venue.

Pixiessp
05-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Damn you for starting this thread. I resigned myself to not going to see them this time around because I've gone so overboard this year already on concerts (seen them 3 times anyways), but seeing that setlist gave me the itch again. Just bought pit tix for the Santa Barbara show.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3208/2486179997_18e29604c8.jpg

Simon and i are the same age!!!!!

chiapet
05-29-2008, 03:39 PM
I will be seeing them on Sunday, so I will be sure to post my thoughts. I have seen multiple videos though, and they slay live. Upcoming.org lists a November show for them in LA, so I am hoping that a) this is true and b) this will be part of a full scale US tour. If so, that would be a great time to check them out in a more appropriate venue.

There is also an announcement for a SF show which is not yet on the venue's calendar.

chiapet
05-29-2008, 03:40 PM
I went and saw the Cure in San Jose last night. Awesome show! Robert Smith sounded great and showed no signs of being sick.

Now I wish I'd gone to that show too :/

bballarl
05-29-2008, 03:48 PM
Dear The Cure,

Please come back to LA (when I am at school) or the Bay Area (when I am not) so I can take in three hours of your awesomeness. Thank you.

<3,
Andrew

RooTeefy
05-29-2008, 04:08 PM
There is also an announcement for a SF show which is not yet on the venue's calendar.

Which venue and what month?

chiapet
05-29-2008, 04:22 PM
Slim's, November 22nd.

RooTeefy
05-29-2008, 04:22 PM
I will be seeing them on Sunday, so I will be sure to post my thoughts. I have seen multiple videos though, and they slay live. Upcoming.org lists a November show for them in LA, so I am hoping that a) this is true and b) this will be part of a full scale US tour. If so, that would be a great time to check them out in a more appropriate venue.

I was checking out their blog and it looks like they're headlining at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim the day after the Cure show. Here's the link:

http://www.allages.com/newweb/frames.cfm

RooTeefy
05-29-2008, 04:23 PM
Slim's, November 22nd.

Thanks!

SuperClaud
05-29-2008, 10:53 PM
the cure was insane last night in san jose, ca. their sound really exceeded my expectations, considering their age, robert's health, etc.

i CANNOT BELIEVE they played for as long as they did! they began playing at 8.30 and by 11.45, we couldn't take our fatigue anymore, and we dragged our old asses to the car. it was so long that someone outside that was waiting on someone else inside asked us "are they STILL PLAYING?" lol.

anyway, it was wonderful. would have been perfection if we hadn't been sitting behind some emo-teenager who would "dance" like she was having spasms (think of elaine's dance on "seinfeld") ALL NIGHT LONG.

dubvulture
05-30-2008, 12:09 AM
caught the cure in santa barbara tonight and man, some of the songs really miss roger's touch.

jazzz
05-30-2008, 01:06 AM
caught the cure in santa barbara tonight and man, some of the songs really miss roger's touch.

Explain??

Somewhat Damaged
05-30-2008, 08:28 AM
Got a ticket to the Phoenix show! I've been checking Ticketmaster periodically and today pulled Section 3, row 14, seat 1. Fucking score! Paid a little more than I'd have liked ($76.60 total), but my boss gave me Thursday off so I don't have to worry about driving back afterwards, and since my seat is so ace, I'll have a better shot at finding someone to trade with me so I can sit with Jen & her friends. I bought a friend of mine the DVD of the Cure's 2005 tour and have been watching that to become more familiar with some of their material that isn't on the singles disc I have.

Newro7ic
05-30-2008, 08:44 AM
I will be seeing them on Sunday, so I will be sure to post my thoughts. I have seen multiple videos though, and they slay live. Upcoming.org lists a November show for them in LA, so I am hoping that a) this is true and b) this will be part of a full scale US tour. If so, that would be a great time to check them out in a more appropriate venue.


They are playing Chain Reaction in Anaheim on June 2nd. You don't have to wait until November.

EDIT: Guess I should have kept reading the thread. Looks like someone already mentioned this. ;)

luckyface
05-30-2008, 08:53 AM
They are playing Chain Reaction in Anaheim on June 2nd. You don't have to wait until November.

EDIT: Guess I should have kept reading the thread. Looks like someone already mentioned this. ;)

Unfortunately, I cannot make it down to Anaheim on a "school night". Plus I have already committed to another event that night.

Newro7ic
05-30-2008, 09:17 AM
Unfortunately, I cannot make it down to Anaheim on a "school night". Plus I have already committed to another event that night.

That's understandable. They will probably be in a better venue next time around, anyway.

chairmenmeow47
05-30-2008, 09:32 AM
anyway, it was wonderful. would have been perfection if we hadn't been sitting behind some emo-teenager who would "dance" like she was having spasms (think of elaine's dance on "seinfeld") ALL NIGHT LONG.

:rotfl

all of these posts have me very excited for the phoenix show next week!!!

glad you found a ticket, rick! now let's just hope my date doesn't cancel, lol. and let's also hope the sound at the shitty dodge up to par with the san jose show.

dubvulture
05-30-2008, 01:31 PM
Explain??

The guitar songs sound fine, but certain ones like Lovecats sound weird and incomplete without the synth/piano. Sometimes they'll play a backing track to cover the missing line, but it sounds cheap and cheesey. I'm not one who prefers cd-like replication of songs, but some of these live versions were lacking, especially compared to their past shows. All they had to do was get a tour keyboardist. I loved that they played Push, A Strange Day, and One Hundred Years. Me favorites.

chairmenmeow47
05-30-2008, 01:35 PM
i also enjoy push!

it's kinda weird to hear "close to me" without the trumpets too.

idrive1life
05-30-2008, 01:37 PM
the cure was insane last night in san jose, ca. their sound really exceeded my expectations, considering their age, robert's health, etc.

i CANNOT BELIEVE they played for as long as they did! they began playing at 8.30 and by 11.45, we couldn't take our fatigue anymore, and we dragged our old asses to the car. it was so long that someone outside that was waiting on someone else inside asked us "are they STILL PLAYING?" lol.

anyway, it was wonderful. would have been perfection if we hadn't been sitting behind some emo-teenager who would "dance" like she was having spasms (think of elaine's dance on "seinfeld") ALL NIGHT LONG.

Wow, more than 3 hours. Awesome.

I've been flip-flopping if I should go or not to their South FL show (its a Friday - I'm worried about the traffic & I cant afford to take another work day-off). The Cure can play all night long. I will never their set/show until they are done.

jazzz
05-30-2008, 05:40 PM
The guitar songs sound fine, but certain ones like Lovecats sound weird and incomplete without the synth/piano. Sometimes they'll play a backing track to cover the missing line, but it sounds cheap and cheesey. I'm not one who prefers cd-like replication of songs, but some of these live versions were lacking, especially compared to their past shows. All they had to do was get a tour keyboardist. I loved that they played Push, A Strange Day, and One Hundred Years. Me favorites.

funny I was wondering how Love Cats would be w/out a Synth/piano. I know Porl's a ace guitar player but they should have a keyboardist for the tour. I can't imagine A Forrest without one.

bballarl
05-30-2008, 08:36 PM
The Cure are so fucking good.

idrive1life
05-30-2008, 09:03 PM
I know.

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s139/idrive1life/thecuresasquatch.jpg











I can't fucking sleep. I guess its time to rewatch The Cure - Trilogy DVD.

Sonicifyouwantit
05-30-2008, 09:24 PM
FUCK YES!!!!!!!!!!!DISENTEGRATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so excited. So so so so so excited. Woo hoo, June 4th!

theres a song by the impossibles called, disintegration (is the best album, ever)

wow almost unbelievable set list. last show I saw that was 3 1/2 hours long was tom petty and the heartbreakers...that was the night after I saw beck perform at the joint hardrock hotel in vegas. flaming lips opened and were becks backup band. they played everything from one foot in the grave up to sea change. got right up to the stage and told beck his fly was down to which he thanked me. later knocked over his mic stand and thought it hit me so he stroked my hair as he sang a sea change song...

sorry for the rant but between those two shows back to back it may have been my favorite show weekend of all time.

EDIT TIME: do you guys think cure will play that long at hollywood bowl? I doubt it...

jazzz
05-30-2008, 09:31 PM
Trilogy is great but seek out live in Japan 84ish for the best Cure live... Think Piggy in the mirror-the top... fucking amazing

Westy
05-30-2008, 10:03 PM
]do you guys think cure will play that long at hollywood bowl? I doubt it...

65 days of Static will be starting at 6:30, so I'm expecting The Cure to start around 7:30-8:00. This should give them enough time to give us 3 to 3.5 hours. I don't know what time the curfew is on a Saturday. Can't be any earlier than 11.

They've got to pull out all the stops for the Hollywood Bowl.

Can't believe it's been 16 years since I seen The Cure. (Wish Tour in England).

fatbastard
06-01-2008, 12:25 AM
3 hours tonight. They have alot of songs.

idrive1life
06-01-2008, 12:56 AM
Setlist?

Did you see Trent Reznor or Martin Gore?

I'm trying to get the setlist in curefans mb but this is what I found hehheh
http://curefans.com/index.php?topic=3622.0

Oh yeah, Trent Reznor was sitting about 20 rows in front of me I heard some people saying Martin Gore was present, too. I guess that's Hollywood. Who knows who else was there. Hell, I saw Spiderman, Marilyn Monroe, three Johnny Depps, Mickey Mouse, and the Devel earlier in the day. And to my surprise, Ryan Seacrest has a star on the Walk (that I just happened to spit my gum on). Hollywood, er Hollyweird indeed

Yesterday morning, I finally bought a tix for Tampa show. Nice seat, Sec. 114! I'm hoping a good one will pop-up again for their other South FL show.

Ardentbiscuit
06-01-2008, 06:26 AM
I almost didn't go but my friend talked me into going. I'm soooooooooo glad I went. It was worth every minute.

I wasn't really paying attention during 65 days of static (I think that's how you spell it).

suprefan
06-01-2008, 08:28 AM
Trent and Martin Gore in the same building, interesting....

luckyface
06-01-2008, 11:21 AM
Damn! 4 encores?? This group is nuts! And they didn't play Plainsong or Disintegration, so we should get that shit tonight hopefully!

captncrzy
06-01-2008, 01:19 PM
If they don't play Disentegration in Phx, I'll have a massive tantrum.

microcuts
06-01-2008, 03:50 PM
COF (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com) reported that Martin was at the Santa Barbara show, but I suppose he could've been at the Hollywood Bowl last night, too. It really seems like this tour's shaping up to be one of their best in a long time. This Cure should have been the one to play Coachella, not the one in 2004.

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 04:58 PM
About to head out to the show tonight and I'm eagerly anticipating it. Man, I haven't seen the Cure live before, so it'll be an experience I hope.

sbessiso
06-01-2008, 04:59 PM
OMG!!!!! HS try to take pictures!! toss your panties for me!!!!!!!

microcuts
06-01-2008, 07:27 PM
Out of This World kicking off the show tonight. Very cool.

Westy
06-01-2008, 08:00 PM
The Cure were amazing. One of the best concerts I've been to.


A Forest - Hollywood Bowl


NtrUPkGS8fg

bmack86
06-01-2008, 08:12 PM
Hollywood Bowl set isn't overly impressive compared to the others they've been playing. I bet the Nokia set tonight is going to kill.

captncrzy
06-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Considering MLG lives in Santa Barbara, I'm sure he was at that one rather than the Hollywood one.

jazzz
06-01-2008, 08:18 PM
Thanks Westy! Can't wait for San Diego!! 48hrs.

idrive1life
06-01-2008, 09:11 PM
OMG!!!!! HS try to take pictures!! toss your panties for me!!!!!!!

lol

Jenniehoo
06-01-2008, 09:21 PM
Seeing this 3 1/2 hour setlist from the new Cure tour, makes me wanna go see them. They have said each show will consist of 35-40(ish) songs, a lot of which are their older more pop (hits) fare.

Talk about getting your money’s worth! Go Robert!

01 Plainsong
02 Prayers for Rain
03 A Strange Day
04 alt.end
05 The Walk
06 The End of the World
07 Lovesong
08 To Wish Impossible Things
09 Pictures of You
10 Lullaby
11 The Perfect Boy
12 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
13 Hot Hot Hot!!!
14 The Only One
15 Push
16 Friday I'm in Love
17 In Between Days
18 Just Like Heaven
19 Primary
20 Shake Dog Shake
21 Never Enough
22 Wrong Number
23 One Hundred Years
24 Disintegration

***encore1***

25 At Night
26 M
27 Play for Today
28 A Forest

***encore2***

29 Instrumental Intro
30 Lovecats
31 Let's Go to Bed
32 Freakshow
33 Close to Me
34 Why Can't I Be You

***encore3***

35 Boys Don't Cry
36 Jumping Someone Else's Train
37 Grinding Halt
38 10:15 Saturday Night
39 Killing an Arab

That is an AMAZING set list. Holy moly.

bakersfield
06-01-2008, 10:48 PM
I am seeing them Wed. night in Phoenix.
I believe it is my 14th Cure show since San Diego in '85.
And I cannot ever remember them playing 3+ hours.
There is such variation to the set list from show to show.
3 Imaginary Boys is rare & always a thrill to hear live.
Have not played it since Philly. I will be hoping for that...we shall see....
Taking my 13 yr old boy, who is a big music & Cure fan.
Cannot wait!

luckyface
06-01-2008, 10:54 PM
Holy fuck, what a show! I didn't know some of the songs, but this is what the setlist is according to a Cure site. We got Disintegration and Plainsong!

Intro (Adagio for strings), Out of this world, Pictures of you, Fascination street, Alt.end, A Strange Day, The End of the World, The Baby Screams, Love Song, Sleep When I'm Dead, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Lullaby, The Perfect Boy, Kyoto Song, The Only One, Push, How Beautiful You Are, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Primary, Us or Them, Signal To Noise, One Hundred Years, Bloodflowers

E1: Plainsong, Disintegration

E2: Three imaginary boys, Fire in Cairo, Boys don't cry, Jumping someone else's train, Grinding halt, 10.15 Saturday night, Killing An Arab

E3: Faith [they sang happy birthday towards the end of the song to one of the band members]

jazzz
06-01-2008, 11:04 PM
I am seeing them Wed. night in Phoenix.
I believe it is my 14th Cure show since San Diego in '85.
And I cannot ever remember them playing 3+ hours.
There is such variation to the set list from show to show.
3 Imaginary Boys is rare & always a thrill to hear live.
Have not played it since Philly. I will be hoping for that...we shall see....
Taking my 13 yr old boy, who is a big music & Cure fan.
Cannot wait!

I was there too for "The Head on the Door" cheers!

devachan
06-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Holy shit that was incredible. It was so great hearing Killing an Arab.

bakersfield
06-01-2008, 11:11 PM
Holy fuck, what a show! I didn't know some of the songs, but this is what the setlist is according to a Cure site. We got Disintegration and Plainsong!

Intro (Adagio for strings), Out of this world, Pictures of you, Fascination street, Alt.end, A Strange Day, The End of the World, The Baby Screams, Love Song, Sleep When I'm Dead, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Lullaby, The Perfect Boy, Kyoto Song, The Only One, Push, How Beautiful You Are, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Primary, Us or Them, Signal To Noise, One Hundred Years, Bloodflowers

E1: Plainsong, Disintegration

E2: Three imaginary boys, Fire in Cairo, Boys don't cry, Jumping someone else's train, Grinding halt, 10.15 Saturday night, Killing An Arab

E3: Faith, No Porl (??) [no clue what this means - they sang happy birthday towards the end of the song to one of the band members]

Three Imaginary Boys AND Fire in Cairo! Wow...that is badass!

bakersfield
06-01-2008, 11:14 PM
Did anyone here see the Cure in LA at The Forum in '86 when that dude started stabbing himself before the Cure went on?
That was one of the craziest things I ever have seen!

jazzz
06-01-2008, 11:16 PM
Did anyone here see the Cure in LA at The Forum in '86 when that dude started stabbing himself before the Cure went on?
That was one of the craziest things I ever have seen!

yes.. I was there but never seen or heard about it until a day after.

bakersfield
06-01-2008, 11:25 PM
It happened right below me. It was nuts!
People started cheering him on, thinking it was fake & part of the show.
Blood started flying everywhere.
Seems like I remember reading that the guy survived.

It is REALLY hard to believe that that was 22 years ago!

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:33 PM
Wow. I can't believed I just saw The Cure for the first time in my life. They perform quite possibly, next to brilliant. It was an awesome night for me as I also got to see the dude who plays Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck near the beer stand. I'm not so knowledgeable when it comes to The Cure, but what was the song they performed with the background motif of war and old black-n-white pictures? That song was awesome.

They didn't play Friday, I'm in love with you--but overall a great show.

Derekx
06-01-2008, 11:34 PM
Just got back from my The Shrine. Damn it was good. I went to the Hollywood Bowl as well. Not sure which was better. I'd say they both were probably about the same. Underneath The Stars needs to be the next single.

On another note, I met Tony from No Doubt tonight. He sat 2 rows behind me.

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:35 PM
If anyone saw a dude with the Portishead shirt on, that was me.

jazzz
06-01-2008, 11:35 PM
I don't think he survived but I could be wrong... I just remember being really happy that the Cure were touring so soon after Head on the Door but of course it was cos' the just released Standing on the Beach.. Were you at the SD Sports arena for Kiss me,Kiss me, tour?

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:38 PM
from Los Angeles Times. "Los Angeles, Calif.: Jul 29, 1986. pg. 2:
A man stabbed himself repeatedly in the chest and stomach with a hunting knife in what police said appeared to be an attempt to impress a girl at a Forum rock concert. Inglewood police and security guards wrested the weapon from the hand of Jonathan Moreland, 38, and administered first aid until he could be turned over to paramedics, who took him to UCLA Medical Center for treatment. He was later reported in satisfactory condition. Bare chested and wearing a cowboy hat and jeans amid the mostly teen-age crowd that had come to hear The Cure, a British band, Moreland told police he wanted to impress a girl named Andrea. A suicide note was found in his truck, parked outside the arena."

luckyface
06-01-2008, 11:39 PM
When I try to impress girls, I stab myself in the chest, too.

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:41 PM
hey lucky, what's the track name for the one with the photographs of mussolini and other 20th centure old time photographs...

jazzz
06-01-2008, 11:42 PM
Wow. I can't believed I just saw The Cure for the first time in my life. They perform quite possibly, next to brilliant. It was an awesome night for me as I also got to see the dude who plays Christian Troy on Nip/Tuck near the beer stand. I'm not so knowledgeable when it comes to The Cure, but what was the song they performed with the background motif of war and old black-n-white pictures? That song was awesome.

They didn't play Friday, I'm in love with you--but overall a great show.

ah! Friday, I'm in love WITH you! LOL Never heard that number. Is that a mix of Just Like Heaven/Friday I'm In Love?

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:44 PM
Sorry...I'm new to The Cure lol

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:46 PM
Friday, I'm in love<~~~correction.

jazzz
06-01-2008, 11:47 PM
I know I thought it was funny... I'm glad you like the Cure! Cheers Friend!!

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:48 PM
Cheers!

The song is One Hundred Years...that's my new favorite Cure song...

luckyface
06-01-2008, 11:53 PM
hey lucky, what's the track name for the one with the photographs of mussolini and other 20th centure old time photographs...

Edit: Nevermind. Looks like you found it! That was going to be my 3rd guess hahaha.

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:54 PM
It's 100 years...thanks though Lucky...

Where'd you sit?

jazzz
06-01-2008, 11:55 PM
fucking love that one too.. FYI some of the early Cure stuff sounds really good from the live cd "Concert" and I usually don't like live stuff but this is great.

luckyface
06-01-2008, 11:57 PM
It's 100 years...thanks though Lucky...

Where'd you sit?

I was 3rd row all the way to the left of stage. It made it tough to see the screen, but I saw the band perfectly. The guitarist scared me.

What about you?

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:57 PM
Cool. I'll have to check it out. I'm not a huge fan of live cds either, but I'll have to build my Cure discography up. So any recommendations are definitely welcomed.

Hopeless Semantic
06-01-2008, 11:59 PM
I was 3rd row all the way to the left of stage. It made it tough to see the screen, but I saw the band perfectly. The guitarist scared me.

What about you?

We were a few rows in front of the soundstage. I think we were in row 25 directly in the middle. It was perfect line of sight, but kinda far and we were behind some inebriated minors which, to our dismay, wasn't funny. But then again, I was doing the same things they were so I can't judge.

luckyface
06-02-2008, 12:13 AM
We were a few rows in front of the soundstage. I think we were in row 25 directly in the middle. It was perfect line of sight, but kinda far and we were behind some inebriated minors which, to our dismay, wasn't funny. But then again, I was doing the same things they were so I can't judge.

The one benefit to being in front of a giant speaker (besides the losing of hearing for 3 days) is that you can see douchebags acting stupid but you can't hear them. Luckily, the people around me were great anyway, so no complaints at all about the crowd. I saw a constant stream of people trying to sneak up and then getting pissed when they were asked to go back to their seats. Like they had a right to be there. I just laughed at those people. I also laughed at some 55 year old dude in the pit who seriously was dancing like Michael Jackson the entire show. Just awesome to see.

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 12:29 AM
The one benefit to being in front of a giant speaker (besides the losing of hearing for 3 days) is that you can see douchebags acting stupid but you can't hear them. Luckily, the people around me were great anyway, so no complaints at all about the crowd. I saw a constant stream of people trying to sneak up and then getting pissed when they were asked to go back to their seats. Like they had a right to be there. I just laughed at those people. I also laughed at some 55 year old dude in the pit who seriously was dancing like Michael Jackson the entire show. Just awesome to see.

I got up to the front area during 65 Days of Static, but after that I returned to my seat. I kept getting compliments on my Portishead t-shirts it was funny. Good to see people recognize good music and all that. It was funny because the row in front of us was constanlty getting raided by kids and at one point about 15 people were jammed into the row.

rage patton
06-02-2008, 12:45 AM
Weird... I wore my Portishead shirt when I saw the Cure too.

paulb
06-02-2008, 12:49 AM
my girlfriend was at the show tonight, do they not usually play that Friday im in love song?

rage patton
06-02-2008, 12:50 AM
I wish they played either Friday Im In Love or Lovecats at Sasquatch. I was really hoping to hear one of those two...

TeamCoachellaHellYeah
06-02-2008, 06:15 AM
Weird... I wore my Portishead shirt when I saw the Cure too.

HA! So did I at Red Rocks!

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 07:23 AM
Weird... I wore my Portishead shirt when I saw the Cure too.

I had tons of people comment on the shirt and a few who wanted to rip it off my back. Too bad the ones who wanted it were either guys or lady fans who have seen the better side of their early 30's when Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev were giving mutual handjobs to each other.

Anyhow, great show.

luckyface
06-02-2008, 07:41 AM
I got up to the front area during 65 Days of Static, but after that I returned to my seat. I kept getting compliments on my Portishead t-shirts it was funny. Good to see people recognize good music and all that. It was funny because the row in front of us was constanlty getting raided by kids and at one point about 15 people were jammed into the row.
65dos ruled! So awesome. They didn't seem to like the crowd too much though hahaha.


my girlfriend was at the show tonight, do they not usually play that Friday im in love song?

Looking at their setlists, they play it at most shows.

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 08:00 AM
65dos ruled! So awesome. They didn't seem to like the crowd too much though hahaha.


They had a really good sound. I didn't notice that they were disliking the crowd, but then again only a sparse number of people were watching their set. Maybe that kinda riled them up or something. They're having a show tonight on their own, so maybe they'll have a more partisan crowd there. They are solid though, so they'll be put in the rotation alongside Explosions, Mogwai, and God Is An Astronaut.

chiapet
06-02-2008, 08:26 AM
Holy fuck, what a show! I didn't know some of the songs, but this is what the setlist is according to a Cure site. We got Disintegration and Plainsong!

Holy shit, I'm jealous. I love Disintegration and didn't think they play it any more.

bakersfield
06-02-2008, 08:39 AM
I don't think he survived but I could be wrong... I just remember being really happy that the Cure were touring so soon after Head on the Door but of course it was cos' the just released Standing on the Beach.. Were you at the SD Sports arena for Kiss me,Kiss me, tour?

I saw Kiss Me, Kiss Me tour at the Forum too.
Cannot remember much about that show.
The Disintegration tour at Dodger Stadium in '89 with Love & Rockets &
the Pixies was an amazing night of music.

I can't wait until Wednesday!

luckyface
06-02-2008, 08:41 AM
Holy shit, I'm jealous. I love Disintegration and didn't think they play it any more.

They actually have been playing it with some frequency on this tour, thankfully. It was probably the best song of the night.

bakersfield
06-02-2008, 08:48 AM
from Los Angeles Times. "Los Angeles, Calif.: Jul 29, 1986. pg. 2:
A man stabbed himself repeatedly in the chest and stomach with a hunting knife in what police said appeared to be an attempt to impress a girl at a Forum rock concert. Inglewood police and security guards wrested the weapon from the hand of Jonathan Moreland, 38, and administered first aid until he could be turned over to paramedics, who took him to UCLA Medical Center for treatment. He was later reported in satisfactory condition. Bare chested and wearing a cowboy hat and jeans amid the mostly teen-age crowd that had come to hear The Cure, a British band, Moreland told police he wanted to impress a girl named Andrea. A suicide note was found in his truck, parked outside the arena."

That is impressive that you came up with this article.
I was a teenager among "the mostly teen-age crowd".

GauchoGuy17
06-02-2008, 09:18 AM
The Shrine show was pretty good overall.

Was disappointed not to hear Play For Today. That's my all-time favorite Cure song. And the girl I was with really wanted to hear The Caterpillar. No luck there either.

Still, it was a great show. Plainsong was amazing.

chairmenmeow47
06-02-2008, 09:20 AM
from Los Angeles Times. "Los Angeles, Calif.: Jul 29, 1986. pg. 2:
A man stabbed himself repeatedly in the chest and stomach with a hunting knife in what police said appeared to be an attempt to impress a girl at a Forum rock concert.

i'm impressed. where do we get this guy's number?

and out of all cure songs, friday i'm in love, REALLY?!

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 10:03 AM
That is impressive that you came up with this article.
I was a teenager among "the mostly teen-age crowd".

Thanks. When you guys had mentioned the incident, I wanted to read up more on it and so thanks to the internet, I was able to find the article and post here for all those that were there could read up on it. What a weird way of trying to impress a girl. And sorry to all the female posters, but there is no girl in this worl worth killing, maiming, or harming yourself. Unless your last name happens to be Kreuk or Lima :)

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 10:09 AM
Plainsong was really great too...

captncrzy
06-02-2008, 10:39 AM
and out of all cure songs, friday i'm in love, REALLY?!

I was thinking the same thing.

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 10:46 AM
Well, for someone like me who has little exposure to The Cure, Friday, I'm in Love is one of the few songs that I readily know from Robert Smith. So, to make remarks on wanting to hear it on the setlist is bit much. Just saying, imo. Granted, when I get more engrained with their work, I'll prefer more of the obscure tracks. However, hearing what gained them popularity is fine by me.

chairmenmeow47
06-02-2008, 10:52 AM
Well, for someone like me who has little exposure to The Cure, Friday, I'm in Love is one of the few songs that I readily know from Robert Smith. So, to make remarks on wanting to hear it on the setlist is bit much. Just saying, imo. Granted, when I get more engrained with their work, I'll prefer more of the obscure tracks. However, hearing what gained them popularity is fine by me.

everyone likes different songs of course, i'm not trying to say everyone's favourites should be a b-side. "just like heaven" is a song that i consider one of their "popular" hits. i don't really sit around and listen to it, but i enjoy hearing it live because yes, it made them popular and is a classic of theirs. everyone gets all giddy when they hear it live and i enjoy that. but i consider it more of a quality song than "friday i'm in love". i guess out of all the cure songs out there, and out of the number of popular songs they have, i'm just surprised that one song would the one someone would be the MOST excited to hear.

that's all i meant. if it holds some sort of special, sentimental value, that makes sense too. to each their own of course, just seemed kinda odd.

chiapet
06-02-2008, 11:10 AM
I dislike Friday I'm in Love. Probably the only Cure song I *don't* like. It is the only one that got extensive radio play, and it irks me a bit that people who don't know better think they're a "one hit wonder", based on having heard one radio song. No knowledge of the catalogue...

They didn't play it at Sasquatch. I wasn't disappointed. :)

chiapet
06-02-2008, 11:12 AM
Man. SJ got 7 songs from Disintegration. I'm really pissed at myself for not going to that now. :( :(

Somewhat Damaged
06-02-2008, 11:51 AM
So who all is going to the Phoenix show? captncrzy, Chairmenmeow, bakersfield, myself...anyone else?

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 12:24 PM
everyone likes different songs of course, i'm not trying to say everyone's favourites should be a b-side. "just like heaven" is a song that i consider one of their "popular" hits. i don't really sit around and listen to it, but i enjoy hearing it live because yes, it made them popular and is a classic of theirs. everyone gets all giddy when they hear it live and i enjoy that. but i consider it more of a quality song than "friday i'm in love". i guess out of all the cure songs out there, and out of the number of popular songs they have, i'm just surprised that one song would the one someone would be the MOST excited to hear.

that's all i meant. if it holds some sort of special, sentimental value, that makes sense too. to each their own of course, just seemed kinda odd.

I understand where you're coming from. And by all means I wasn't snapping back in a defensive manner, so I do apologize if it came off in the wrong way. However, it is personal choice and while I wasn't clamoring for it to be played, it was the most noticeable omission for someone of my limited knowledge. I prefer lullaby and just like heaven the most out of the most recognized Cure songs. Sometimes, though, after reading the posts on here, I wonder if some people take their idea of good music to the extreme. That's why I rarely get caught up in the hubris of the attempt to define what's good and what's bad--in the end, its all personal choice.

captncrzy
06-02-2008, 12:48 PM
No offense was meant; the discussion around it was just odd. "that friday song". I mean, they've been around for 30 years and have quite the extensive catalogue, and 'that friday song' is probably one of their weaker ones. To see a fantastic old school setlist like that and complain they didn't play that one friday song seems a little nutty to me.

paulb
06-02-2008, 12:48 PM
what was the setlist from last night?

bakersfield
06-02-2008, 01:19 PM
Well, for someone like me who has little exposure to The Cure, Friday, I'm in Love is one of the few songs that I readily know from Robert Smith. So, to make remarks on wanting to hear it on the setlist is bit much. Just saying, imo. Granted, when I get more engrained with their work, I'll prefer more of the obscure tracks. However, hearing what gained them popularity is fine by me.

To start in appreciating Robert's work, download the Pornography album & listen to it in its entirity in solitude several times (preferably in the dark:)).
Then advance through their catalog from there. I remember buying the cassette when it came out 26 or so years ago & being blown away. Listened to it on the IPOD this morning at the gym & I am still in awe of its depth.
Hoping to hear the guitar solo on A Strange Day Wed. night...!

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 01:45 PM
To start in appreciating Robert's work, download the Pornography album & listen to it in its entirity in solitude several times (preferably in the dark:)).
Then advance through their catalog from there. I remember buying the cassette when it came out 26 or so years ago & being blown away. Listened to it on the IPOD this morning at the gym & I am still in awe of its depth.
Hoping to hear the guitar solo on Strange Day Wed. night...!

I will heed your advice. It's the album with One Hundred Years, so I'm definitely going out to buy it tonight. Thanks for your recommendations!

bakersfield
06-02-2008, 02:22 PM
I got up to the front area during 65 Days of Static, but after that I returned to my seat. I kept getting compliments on my Portishead t-shirts it was funny. Good to see people recognize good music and all that. It was funny because the row in front of us was constanlty getting raided by kids and at one point about 15 people were jammed into the row.

How was 65 days of Static? Worth seeing?

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 02:30 PM
I recommend 65 Days of Static for all those who like Mogwai and the like. They're more along the lines of Explosions In The Sky, so if you like that genre they're pretty good. They have a show tonight if anyone's interested. I'm not sure if they're sold out. I think, though, they were an interesting opener for The Cure. I believe Mogwai was once the opening act for The Cure.

chiapet
06-02-2008, 02:31 PM
They were excellent at Sasquatch, I'd definitely suggest watching them.

chairmenmeow47
06-02-2008, 02:35 PM
I recommend 65 Days of Static for all those who like Mogwai and the like. They're more along the lines of Explosions In The Sky, so if you like that genre they're pretty good. They have a show tonight if anyone's interested. I'm not sure if they're sold out. I think, though, they were an interesting opener for The Cure. I believe Mogwai was once the opening act for The Cure.

thanks for explaining that. cause i don't like mogwai very much and now i won't feel bad if i'm late :)

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 02:39 PM
thanks for explaining that. cause i don't like mogwai very much and now i won't feel bad if i'm late :)

Yeah, Mogwai and the ilk is a hit-or-miss taste I guess. However, for nearly $100 I wouldn't miss the opening act even if it were some mute ventriloquist.

microcuts
06-02-2008, 04:06 PM
what was the setlist from last night?

Intro (Adagio For Strings), Out of This World, Pictures of You, Fascination Street, alt.end, A Strange Day, The End of the World, The Baby Screams, Love Song, Sleep When I'm Dead, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Lullaby, The Perfect Boy, Kyoto Song, The Only One, Push, How Beautiful You Are, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Primary, Us or Them, Signal To Noise, One Hundred Years, Bloodflowers

1st encore: Plainsong, Disintegration
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: Faith (with Happy Birthday to Simon mixed in and 2Late extra lyrics)

Total = 33 songs.

bakersfield
06-02-2008, 04:20 PM
How is the merchandise?
Lot's of t-shirt selections?

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 04:44 PM
I personally didn't like the merch--it was too overstated, but I guess that's the way Cure stuff is. I didn't buy a shirt or anything like that, but I was impressed at the stuff outside of your usual merch items (i.e. a jewerly stand and stuff for the mrs. or misses or misters in your life)

bakersfield
06-02-2008, 04:49 PM
I personally didn't like the merch--it was too overstated, but I guess that's the way Cure stuff is. I didn't buy a shirt or anything like that, but I was impressed at the stuff outside of your usual merch items (i.e. a jewerly stand and stuff for the mrs. or misses or misters in your life)

Their stuff has always been overstated.
Hoping for a simple t-shirt.
Don't think I have bought one
yet in 13-14 shows, so probably won't this time either :)

Listening to Pornography again right now.
Amazing the way the Cure's stuff stands the test of time!

Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 04:52 PM
Will do! I mean, the shirts were okay I guess...I just wanted something with the name and dates. Guess, though, I'm really picky with what I buy for a concert ticket.

dubvulture
06-02-2008, 05:20 PM
Was disappointed not to hear Play For Today. That's my all-time favorite Cure song.



I was waiting for Play For Today at the Santa Barbara show too. It's such a good crowd song..."Ohhhh Ay Ohhh..."

cooperb1
06-02-2008, 07:32 PM
i was at the Hollywood Bowl show it was amasing

Westy
06-02-2008, 08:23 PM
i was at the Hollywood Bowl show it was amasing

It really was amazing. Another video... Pictures of You

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chairmenmeow47
06-02-2008, 09:03 PM
It really was amazing. Another video... Pictures of You

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my favourite song <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

so this is probably only amusing to me, but i went back and found my journal entries for the two cure shows i went to in 2004. i went to coachella in 2004 purely for the cure. unfortunately i didn't know a lot of the song names or anything.

coachella 2004 (http://chairmenmeow47.livejournal.com/148237.html)

curiosa 2004 (http://chairmenmeow47.livejournal.com/178927.html#cutid1)

reading those though made me so happy i wrote about the shows cause i forgot some stuff. i wish i had more energy to write after every show. it's so hard though.

shaggyduck
06-02-2008, 09:29 PM
The Cure - If Only Tonight We Could Sleep (Live @ The Hollywood Bowl)
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Hopeless Semantic
06-02-2008, 10:01 PM
For some reason it won't let me upload my video for One Hundred Years onto YouTube...darn it. As soon as I get that remedied, I'll post it up here.

fatbastard
06-03-2008, 05:27 AM
Anyone have a set list for Saturday's Hollywood Bowl performance?

fatbastard
06-03-2008, 05:53 AM
The Cure goes all out at the Bowl
Review: A re-energized Robert Smith and trusty players turn in a three-hour, 35-song romantic epic before a capacity crowd.
By BEN WENER
The Orange County Register
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What an unexpectedly amazing week it has been at the Hollywood Bowl for globally adored bands that initially came to prominence in the '80s.

And who would have guessed it would go down in good-better-best fashion? First came the Police's sharpened two-night adios, with Elvis Costello in top form to open, then an outstanding appearance Thursday from R.E.M. – and finally the Cure, the only act in this run absurdly not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, turning in a stunner before a capacity crowd Saturday night.

It was a tremendous performance: three hours, 35 songs, four encores, including one devoted to nothing but songs from the 1980 post-punk classic "Seventeen Seconds" and another boasting a rare airing of "The Lovecats" plus peppy, playful renditions of "Let's Go to Bed," "Close to Me" and "Why Can't I Be You?"

And if you think thatrun of hits sounds like something special, what say you of "Friday I'm in Love" (hardly an every-show staple) bumping into "In Between Days" and "Just Like Heaven," with barely a pause? How about the "Disintegration" standouts "Lovesong," "Pictures of You" and "Lullaby" all arriving in the first hour? And can anyone remember the last time the band bothered with "Hot! Hot! Hot!"?

I can't recall a time when leader Robert Smith has been so generous with the obvious stuff. It had been reported of this tour (delayed from last fall, to coincide with the band's delayed 13th album, now due Sept. 13) that the ratty-haired icon of Goth Nation and his current lineup had been regularly indulging lengthy sets. But I expected a half-dozen radio faves and a load of obscurities – which would have been a completely different sort of amazing, of course, although the appeal of such a show (like the Irvine gig behind "Bloodflowers" at the turn of the millennium) would have been limited mostly to Cure junkies who know every album inside and out.

To instead find Smith so eager to please, so thoroughly re-energized, so rapturously romantic, so (could it be?) happy … really, what's gotten into the King of Mope?

Put it down to scaling back. After ballyhooed but laborious Cure shows earlier this decade – including a dreary Coachella appearance in 2004 and less-than-stellar sets during the Curiosa festival – Smith unceremoniously gave synth men Roger O'Donnell and Perry Bamonte their walking papers and for a time planned on working once more as a three-piece, with only trusted bassist Simon Gallup and drummer Jason Cooper fleshing out his sound. (Wisely, he also re-enlisted guitarist Porl Thompson, a Cure fixture dating back to the late '70s, whose fetishistic look these days cribs heavily from Marilyn Manson's and whose atmospheric fretwork helps keep once-spectral songs from ever sounding too thin.)

The results of this back-to-basics rejuvenation are nothing short of revelatory, akin to the comeback fellow downer Morrissey has achieved in recent years (and on this same stage). Gone is the lethargy that had slowly spread like a cancer over the Cure's aesthetic since the mid-'90s, leading to misguided productions (1996's too-slick "Wild Mood Swings") and majestic but meandering misery (2000's "Bloodflowers," parts of 2004's "The Cure").

Not that I don't put it past Smith to suddenly sink into an epic funk and add another installment to the wrist-slitting despair that began with 1982's "Pornography." But the fleetness now, the conviction to regain his forcefulness, above all the relative rosiness expressed in his selections here – it all suggests that inside he's electrified and renewed, even if his smoky-black eye shadow and red lipstick remain the same as ever.

Granted, no Cure show would be complete without a dose of hopelessness. Yet this night it was merely a sprinkled seasoning – "To Wish Impossible Things" early on, the grinding horror of "One Hundred Years" to counter happiness late in the set, a tumultuous version of "The Kiss" ("your tongue is like poison … I wish you were dead!") that suggested the heady flush of romance throughout the main set was only a tragic dream, just as "Pictures of You" portends.

Yet so much of this show emanated from the wistful side of Smith's tortured heart – the cries of "I couldn't love you more" in "The End of the World," the ever-lasting pledges of "Lovesong," the jealousy of "Push," the unabashed ebullience of "Friday" and "Heaven" and "Why Can't I Be You?" The quartet's intensified playing perfectly amplified this heartening hint of a smile – who knew "The Walk" could work so well without keyboards? – until, by night's end, Smith was at his most cuddly, strolling the stage, collecting bouquets, basking in the glow of adulation.

How this may or may not be reflected in the as-yet-untitled new album (reportedly a double-disc) remains to be seen. "The Only One," the optimistic first single, is one of the Cure's best in a while. Other fresh nuggets this night – especially "The Perfect World," "Sleep When I'm Dead" (titles may vary) and "Freakshow," the latter of which is June's single (with one apiece due in July and August, each issued on the 13th of the month) – they indicate that Smith is tightly focused once more and minimizing the dross.

Funny: That self-titled 2005 album may have seemed like the start of a new chapter, but in retrospect maybe it was an epilogue. As he approaches 50, it sure seems like Robert Smith is just getting started again. In any case, he just delivered far and away the best Cure concert I've seen in more than 20 years. Wish I had tickets to the Shrine show Sunday night.

MarkO
06-03-2008, 06:04 AM
I really, really wish I could have seen one of these shows. The Cure are one of the bands I have never seen. :(

Oh well.

TonyWonder
06-03-2008, 06:22 AM
That article just got me more pumped about Friday than I already was. This is going to be great!

microcuts
06-03-2008, 07:31 AM
Anyone have a set list for Saturday's Hollywood Bowl performance?

Here's a really good setlist database (http://cure-concerts.de/main/index.php) of some 30 years of Cure history, including the L.A. shows: http://cure-concerts.de/main/2008.php

luckyface
06-03-2008, 07:35 AM
It was a tremendous performance: three hours, 35 songs, four encores, including one devoted to nothing but songs from the 1980 post-punk classic "Seventeen Seconds" and another boasting a rare airing of "The Lovecats" plus peppy, playful renditions of "Let's Go to Bed," "Close to Me" and "Why Can't I Be You?"

And if you think thatrun of hits sounds like something special, what say you of "Friday I'm in Love" (hardly an every-show staple) bumping into "In Between Days" and "Just Like Heaven," with barely a pause? How about the "Disintegration" standouts "Lovesong," "Pictures of You" and "Lullaby" all arriving in the first hour? And can anyone remember the last time the band bothered with "Hot! Hot! Hot!"?

This guy really didn't do a lot of research. He lost me here. Hot Hot Hot, Friday I'm in Love, and Lovecats are played with great frequency. Almost every night. And the Disintegration trio has been played in the first hour the entire tour.

Hopeless Semantic
06-03-2008, 07:43 AM
That's what I was saying as I read this article. Anyhow, I'll put this to bed by saying my ears still ring--but it is a damn good feeling.

sbessiso
06-03-2008, 07:53 AM
it stings that i'm missing them this tour, it sounds like their best yet

Hopeless Semantic
06-03-2008, 07:55 AM
You lose, sbess...

What's with you man? You missed the 1st go round to watch Sex In The City, didn't hit J. White with the chonies, and now missing Robert Smith. He dedicated Plainsong in your memory too.