21 years of News, rumors, minutiae about The Cure
CraigCould you tell an ignorant Canadian - me ;) - what this Almost Acoustic gig is? Is it an unplugged thingy? Any significance in its event title?TIA BTW I am watching Festival 2005 DVD right now, coincidence .... Has there ever been a better live performance of At Night?
It's an event they've had for about 13 years or so. It's a 2 night thing and the line-up is different for each night. It isn't really acoustic but some bands have done acoustic versions of their songs there. I saw Billy Corgan there in 1998 and he did acoustic stuff. Depeche Mode has also done some semi-acoustic versions there in the past.
What is the crowd capacity for these shows? I live in LA, and I will definitely be going if The Cure sign on. I'm trying to gauge the demand...and how ready I should be once it is announced..haha -mark :)
Acoustic Xmas sells out in minutes.Have fun with the morons.Worst. Crowds. Ever!!!I went once, will never go again..too much talking, pushing and just annoying people.That being said, if you missed 4Tour, try to go! :)
Thanks for the uplifting news, Robert....hahah....good to know,friend....I've seen them 4 times now, and I got my tickets for the post-conan show, so I guess its not "the end of the world" (zing) if I can't get some tickets...doesn't mean I wont try...-mark......ps everyone: 4:13 Dream is close to perfect
Take a look at this:http://www.thecure.com/events/The official site list 3 December mini-shows as Tour dates:Events:12/11/2008TV-Tonight Show w/Jay Leno12/16/2008TV-Jimmy Kimmel Live12/18/2008TV-Last Call with Carson DalySo, what´s next ?:)
Good find, Mad Bob. :)
Thanks so much, Mad Bob. I would have never checked there. : )
No problem Craig::)I just got a hunch and checked the whole official site, found it and after seeing that this news isn´t already posted, i told you.I hope that these shows are the beginning of a larger tour, which, i know, seems very unlikely to happen soon, but i believe it will be sometime next year.:)
Just called right now, it's 3:30am and I'm calling KROQ. Ha. They're playing some pretty good tunes at the moment, Metallica, then "1979" by the Smashing Pumpkins, now "Human" by The Killers.I asked about the Almost Acoustic Christmas show too. Seeing if someone would let more details slip. The guy said the same thing, the week after Thanksgiving and that Kevin & Bean should announce it. So it'll probably be announced Monday, December 1st, at maybe around 7am pacific time. I know Kevin & Bean start at 5am, but I'm sure they'll hold off on the announcement until more people wake up.Also, I requested The Cure, something off the new album, and they said the only song they're playing from it is "The Only One". I told him that The Cure had released 3 other singles for the record and why not play any others, and he said that "The Only One" was the only one (no pun intended) that they have. Odd.
I believe the capacity at The Gibson (where they usually have Acoustic X-mas now) is 6,000 or so.
Dang Brian, you're up too!
LOL! Ya, I need to be out of the house in about 3 hours too!
Andy, did you get the new pic of my Jazzmaster?
nah, send it my way. is it on your MySpace?
Yep. In my "guitars" folder.
i'll check it out. i might not be able to make it to your show. i really wanted to go but don't have the $15, oh well, i'll see you guys at the Carson Daly show. I get paid on Dec 10th and i'll have plenty for KROQ if they have the show and just hanging out and such.
and if The Cure doesn't do the KROQ thing, you're having a show that weekend? Or not sure yet?
Yeah, December 13th. We're just waiting to hear about The Cure so we can confirm or decline.
sweet, so either way that weekend will be spectacular. i'm gonna get some sleep, i work at 9am. not good that it's 4am.I'll talk to you later man.