Saturday, December 13, 2008

Secret Show at The Troubadour

Setlist and show notes are here.
Photos - MySpace Secret Shows / Day 19 / Getty Images / COF / Heron /Pure People
Reviews - Rev. Heron (line) (show), COF / Kittencult / LA Times / Reuters / LA Weekly / Glossolalia / NME
Articles - Plug In Music / All Headline News / Live Daily / AntiMusic
Audio - Full show in 24 bit or 16 bit / Real Snow White
Video - Underneath The Stars / Pictures of You / Lullaby Part 1 Part 2 / alt.end / Reasons Why / Reasons Why (short) / The Walk 1 / The Walk 2 / Lovesong / Real Snow White / Hungry Ghost / Andy rocks out to Wrong Number / Sleep When I'm Dead / Push Part 1 Part 2 / Inbetween Days / One Hundred Years / Freakshow 1 / Freakshow 2 / Freakshow 3 / Close To Me 1 / Close To Me 2 / Why Can't I Be You / A Forest / Boys Don't Cry / Grinding Halt / Killing An Arab /

Cure secret show at The Troubadour

"12:13 Dream"

Doors @ 8:00 PM
@ The Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Boulevard West Hollywood, CA
(310) 276-1158

There will be no line ups allowed before noon on Saturday.
If you line up before then, you will be asked to leave.
As always, this show is first come first served.

Update: LA Weekly has a story about it, and says you must be a Cure Myspace friend to get in. No idea if that's true or not.

Update: As suspected, LA Weekly is wrong. KU says no printout needed to get in.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Keith meets The Curse

Keith Uddin with Brian and Alexis from The Curse.
(Thanks AndytheCurefan)

Tonight Show video and audio

YouTube HD.
On YouTube.
Full show on the Tonight Show website.
Version for iPod Touch and iPhones.
(Thanks Aaron, Junko, Morris, EchoBunny and Ariel)

Robert's wishes for 2009

KROQ has posted the Almost Acoustic X-mas program guide, and they asked each band what change they would like to see most in 09, and here's what Robert wants:

More people getting involved in the preservation of the only world we have? The rich getting poorer, and the poor getting richer? No more labels? Can I really only pick one?

"The only angels you should hear are reason, honesty, equality and love / the only devils you should fear are hatred, ignorance, greed and a world full of people scared dumb."

Amen! Uh, I mean, right on! ; )

Update: V made an excellent observation this morning - "I was just looking at the AAC program and I noticed that the first paragraph from The Cure's page is not in quotes, but the second part ("The only angels...") is in quotes.
I wonder if this is another lyrics preview, like we got for TRSW in the 4Tour program? :)" (Thanks V)

Last chance to win KROQ tickets

From the KROQ website: "Today is your last chance to win tickets to KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2008. Listen for the songs below and be caller 20 to 800-520-1067 to win. Slamma Damma Ding Dong!"

Friday 12/12
7am - The Offspring "Self Esteem"
8am - The Cure "Love Cats"
10am - STP "Big Empty"
1pm - Death Cab For Cutie "I Will Possess Your Heart"
3pm - The Offspring "Hammerhead"
5pm - During Kevin & Bean: Cinco de la Tarde

You must be a resident of Ca. to win the tickets.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

KROQ Sold Out! Webcast details announced

To no one's surprise, the KROQ shows are completely sold out. But they have posted the details of the webcasts. The Cure will hit the stage at 10:15, Sunday Night (pacific). : )

The Cure play the Tonight Show

The Cure played The Perfect Boy, and they didn't get any interview time at all. (Thanks Brian)
Brian: "Robert's vocals sounded really good tonight. Best performance of this song, in my opinion."

Reviews - Kittencult.
YouTube HD.
On YouTube.
Full show on the Tonight Show website.
Version for iPod Touch and iPhones.
(Thanks Aaron, Junko, Morris, EchoBunny and Ariel)

Cure fans line up for the taping. (Thanks AndytheCurefan)

Buy 4:13 (again), get Kimmel tickets

Geffen posted this at the official site:

If you purchase the CD “4:13 DREAM” at VIRGIN MEGASTORE (6801 Hollywood Blvd.) you will receive a pass to the outdoor performance at JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! Pass distribution begins on Friday Dec 12th! (limited space available)"

Snow in New Orleans!

Just thought I'd tell y'all. : )

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Curse plays HOB on Saturday

Saturday December 13th 2008
House Of Blues Hollywood
8430 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90069
Tickets for The Curse at HOB are $13.50 and are available here.
"We confirmed the show kind of late so TicketMaster doesn't have our band listed on the event, they only list Sweet & Tender Hooligans. I believe we go on at about 8:45pm so be sure to get there early. Our set is almost entirely made up of requests, especially from those of you traveling to CA for that weekend."
(Thanks Paul K and Brian)

Carson Daly setlist

If you don't want to know what the band are planning on playing at the Carson Daly show, do not highlight the following text, or read any of the comments. But if you do want to know, then just highlight the following text: The band are scheduled to play 3 songs - The Only One, Sleep When I'm Dead, and Boys Don't Cry. (Thanks Sara)

KROQ Ticket password

The password to buy tickets for the KROQ show is KROQACX08. For full details on the tickets, check here. (Thanks Debi)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tonight Show help

Can anyone send in reports from the Tonight Show? Thanks! Here's our live reporters so far:

Tonight Show - Brian
Carson Daly - Stephanie
KROQ - Stephanie
Jimmy Kimmel -

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pre-order your limited edition Cure calendar

Geffen has posted news of a Cure 30th anniversary calendar that is up for pre-ordering.

Press release at the official site

Geffen has posted a press release about the upcoming TV & KROQ appearances.

KROQ onsale info

Tickets for Night 2 of KROQ's Almost Acoustic X-mas go on sale Thursday, Dec. 11th at 6pm. Tickets for Night 1 go on sale at 5pm the same day.

From the KROQ Street Team e-mail: "Tickets are $75 (plus ticketmaster fees) and are only available through We'll be emailing you a password soon. You wont be able to buy the tickets without the password, so keep an eye out for it. Go to for more ticket info."

(Thanks to everyone who helped out by posting the info today)

Reminder: KROQ ticket announcement

From KROQ: "On sale details Monday morning at 7:20am with Kevin & Bean" (Thanks KelBel)

Here's the link to the Ticketmaster page. Tickets are $79.95. Please pay close attention to the residency note.

I won't be here when the announcement is made, so please check the comments, as I'm sure someone will post the details. Or check the KROQ website.