Saturday, September 1, 2012

The Cure at Electric Picnic 2012

Setlist: Plainsong, Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Sleep When I'm Dead, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Caterpillar, Bananafishbones, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End, Disintegration

1st encore: The Same Deep Water As You
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.

Huge Thank You to Tim () & Rowan () for getting the setlist out tonight. And thank you also to Shellheart who was trying her hardest. You guys are the best!

Reviews: Independent.ie / Entertainment.IE / Irish Times

Photos: Thomas Levins 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 / Gaelle Beri 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Kieran Frost / Ciara Drennan / Strangelove1981 / Cluzardi / Matthew North / Daily Edge / Ciara D / Carrie Davenport 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / AU Magazine 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Electric Picnic / RTE2FM

Audio: 2FM (SummerCure blog) / 2FM (missing PoY) / 2FM (M4A)

Video: Plainsong 1 - 2 / Lovesong 1 - 2 / Pictures of You / Lullaby 1 (pro-shot) - 2 / Bananafishbones / The Walk / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 / Friday I'm in Love 1 - 2 - 3 / Let's Go To Bed 1 - 2 - 3 / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / Disintegration / Lovecats - Close To Me / Close To Me 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry / Same Deep Water As You / Dressing Up - Lovecats - Close to Me - Why Can't I Be You? - Boys Don't Cry - 10:15 Saturday Night - Killing an Arab / Lovecats - Close To Me - Why Can't I Be You? -Boys Don't Cry - 10:15 Saturday Night /

Note: Sorry, everyone. Connection troubles tonight. Will get the info out as soon as I can. We are all trying, trust me. Huge thanks to Tim () for his help in getting the setlist out. And now Rowan (), too. And Shellheart who is trying her best, as well! Cheers, Tim, Rowan & Shellheart!

00:15 - : "Sorry it's been so long" (since they played Ireland)
00:00 - : Simon pogoing, Robert cha-cha-ing!
23:58 - : The Close To Me Loose-limbed Robot!
23:54 - : *This* (Lovecats) the crowd sings along to?
23:52 - : Robert sure brought his dancing shoes tonight - the Dressing Up Sway!
23:02 - :"Make the scary intense man stop daddy!" ( lots of small kids here tonight) :)
21:50 - : Robert is in fine fine voice tonight!
21:03 - @alex_meehan: My view of the cure at plainsong. ()
20:22 - Shellheart: Cure crew on stage now. Lots of people behind us :o) My cell connection is very bad...
19:28 - Reeves Gabrels on Facebook: Electric Picnic Festival dressing room, Ireland (Photo)
18:48 - Shellheart: We survived Crystal Castles :OX. Connection is very bad and often out of service.
16:44 - @matthew_north: a few cure fans waiting at the main stage. Me I'm looking for the record fair! (Photo)
13:04 - Shellheart: They opened doors before 12. Now Bellowhead on stage. Nice Irish upbeat music. They sound Irish but they are english. Weather is cloudy but no rain so far. The center of the front row is already occupied from the usual cure peeps :o)
12:00  - @alex_meehan: woke up at to the sound of The Cure's crew sound checking Play For Today, A Forest and Inbetween Days. it's an awesome set up. Sounded great. Here's a pic from 3am last night after Sigur Ros finished.

"One last time before it's over. One last time before the end. One last time before it's time to go again... "

The SummerCure tour comes to an end tonight in Ireland. The Cure are scheduled to play from 21:00 - 00:00. In the US, that's a start time of 4pm eastern, 3pm central, 2pm mountain, and 1pm pacific.

Unfortunately, there won't be a webcast from the final show, but radio station RTE 2FM are broadcasting live from Electric Picnic all weekend, and say they will be airing 1 hour of The Cure starting at 9:50. So we get the 2nd hour this time. You can listen online here.

123 comments:

  1. Look at the picture that Reeves just posted on Facebook...

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151144351854643&set=a.10150937977109643.440126.15925779642&type=1&theater

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  2. I wonder if we will get that "one new song" after all these shows.......

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  3. Checking in for the live show! I'm sad we didn't get Plainsong at Reading or Leeds :/

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  4. Robert won't play any new stuff but probably a surprise like a Pornography encore... That's my bet...
    Rev, I love you.

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  5. Hi David! Love you back! I am holding out hope for a new song, Robert always disappoints me though :D

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  6. I hope he'll make you happy and I'm wrong, Rev...

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  7. Cure on 2FM during few minutes... (as speaker said)

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  9. hearing Rob's wavering falsetto is just shivering... :)

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  10. Could well be the last time The Caterpillar is ever played

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    1. yes, until next trilogy/reflections! :)

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  11. WHY do that stupid guys begin to talk talk just to say they won't talk so much? maybe a radio host is not able to shut up for longer than 10 minutens, thats why they became radio host!?

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  12. Bananafishbones getting extra funky/freaky.

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  13. I love this live rendition of Bananafishbones. It's so funky!

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  14. I got ahead of myself, LOL - still I do love me some Bananafishbones!!

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  15. Now here's an idea for the next Reflections: Get Andy back! Start out with LoveCats (yes, even though it ended most of the prior Reflections shows), Speak My Language, Mr. Pink Eyes, then The Top. Then THOTD . . . with Boris? Andy? Jason? Lol?

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    1. Robert has not spoken with Andy since 1984. Andy was more of a session drummer than a true band member.

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  16. Said it before and I'll say it again, with so many songs in the canon, why do they keep playing The Walk?

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  17. oh FFS!! They said they weren't going to talk!

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  18. Okay, at least there was some sort of guitar outro at the end of The Walk. Sometimes they leave that out.

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  19. YAY!! I am probably in the minority, but I ADORE Mint Car!! Wish we'd gotten it at R&L.

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  20. Is it just me or do they sound unusually "alive"?

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    1. Think the mix it pretty "alive". RS, Reeves and Roger aeach are good to hear. Also they're playing with A LOT of energy, it seems.

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  21. I like Mint Car the song. Live? I'm 50/50 on it.

    "With so many songs in the canon, why do they keep playing The Walk?" Because too some people it is the only song they know by The Cure. When I saw Reflections in LA the girl next to me took a break during the Seventeen Seconds set then came back after PFT and said, "Dang, did I just miss 'The Walk'?"

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    1. Just so you guys know, I'm a 25+ years Cure fan and I love hearing The Walk live more than ever. Not as much as Just One Kiss, but still.

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    2. 25 + years for me too and every time I hear it I think of the other tracks they did around the same time they could play instead and never play and would just as easily please the crowd, half of whom will probably think they're listening to the walk anyway...

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    3. Sure, but they wouldn't please ME as much. Gotta be worth something ;). Just wanted to point out it's not as simple a matter of 'long time Cure fans' versus 'the crowd' when it comes to enjoyment of 'rare stuff' versus 'hits'. Plus, things change over time: fifteen years ago I'd have definitely shared your sentiment.

      Great long broadcast by the way, awesome.

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    4. 25+ years here too. I adore The Walk, and always enjoy hearing and seeing it.

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  22. Especially in these festival settings they need to make sure they are keeping a mixed crowd occupied.

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  23. Ahhh, great to hear Trust live just one more time.

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  24. Trust is so amazing, Robert's voice and Roger's keys just give me the chills!

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    1. The keyboard section in the middle of Trust has just got better and better as the Tour has gone on...

      Absolutely beautiful :)

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  25. This is like "Trust" getting the Disintegration treatment.

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  26. Hmmmmmmmmm.... No Lovesong yet.


    Disintegration encore?

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  27. Robert singing if he's 20. What an energy.

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  28. Wow, Just One Kiss on the main set!

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  29. Just one kissssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

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  30. So "Just One Kiss" might have been the A-side?

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    1. Yeah, it was Robert's favorite of the two, but the powers that be decided differently. The story is documented in the Join The Dots booklet.

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  31. OMG..JOK! We got it in Sondboard:))))

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    1. sounds A M A Z I N G tonight as well! O_O

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  32. Hope that someone is recording this!!!! Just One Kiss...

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  33. Loving the new guitar riffs on JOK.

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  34. Get the lineup to record a new studio version of JOK.

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  35. Surely they've got to do a Reflections 2 and play all these tracks, Top, THOTD and KMKMKM, they seem to be having so much more fun with these tracks....

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  36. "half of whom will probably think they're listening to the walk anyway... " LOL exactly...

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  37. Nice audience participation on Play For Today.

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    1. With a mix that's very centered on the stage, like this one, the fact that you can hear the audience at all means they're really doing their best out there.

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  38. The main will probably be longer tonight, no ?

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  39. DON'T LET IT END!!!! DON'T LET IT END...!!!

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  40. I'm wondering if Reeves will stay and what songs they'll play in South America if they tour there next year...

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  41. Hah, Simon totally killed his bass at the end of A Forest. Too bad that's the end for tonight. Had a fun hour though, absolute highlight was Just One Kiss.

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    1. 28 ! And End to come ?! And Disintegration ?!!!!

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    2. I think they'll end with Disintegration, so far in this tour whenever they've started with Plainsong they ended with Disintegration and when they've opened with Open they ended with End. But it could change :P

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  43. Robert looks more slim and fit at Pinkpop (may) than now after 4 months.

    I think he needs a rest of 4 years to recover :-)

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  44. No sign of that new song yet. But with JOK and LGTB on the main set, I don't think we'll be getting a pop encore. SDS means no The Top encore either (though The Top by itself might still happen). So let's see what the last half hour will bring.

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  46. Robert truly saved the best for last, which in this case happens to be Ireland, the last stop on the summer tour 2012. This set has been flawless. I was the guy that said a while back this this SummerCure has been too light for my taste, but this set mixes the perfect amount of dark and gloomy with light and poppy. The Cure never ceases to amaze and impress me with their work... If only I were there to see this last set on the tour!!

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  47. What a tour ! The Cure have never been so good since the Dream Tour and The Prayer Tour and Trilogy and Reflexions... a fucking amazing band, in fact!!!

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  48. No new song then? Bit dissapointed but overall a fuckin crackin end to the summer.

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    1. 10:15 Saturday Night! there's still hope!

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  49. It's not over yet! Let's see how far they can stretch this. :)

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  50. Here's hoping this will be the one on DVD...

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  51. By my calculations they have played at least half of The Top during this tour.

    Had there been some rumor that they might play a new song?

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    1. Yeah, Robert said they'd play it once at Ireland because it's beautiful, maybe someone will post the quote :)

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    2. They played 5 of the 10 songs from the Top, so yes, that's exactly half the album.

      And Robert said in an interview some time ago that he would play a new song in Ireland and he would play it only once. And also something about it being a beautiful song.

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    3. I still haven't heard Robert actually say this. All I ever saw was a translation of the French interview, where the translator said that. It was most likely a bad translation of what Robert actually said.

      BUT...if he did say it, why would you believe him? Haven't you all learned by now? :)

      You probably believe they went into the studio to record during the 3 week break, too. Robert lies! He loves to lie! He's admitted it. It makes interviews more enjoyable for himself. :)

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  52. Hmm... well, I want to hear it now.

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    1. Ugh. The accompanying unfortunate truth is that The Cure also seems to have lost the ability to even release just a single if that's all the needs to be released.

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  54. je le savais qui il aurais pas de nouvelle chanson ca sent la fin de the cure ! surtout que la plus par des membres sont partie ( les membres original :porl,lol,boris,perry)

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    1. Not to mention of the original member Eric!! Since he left, The Cure just amateurish crap with a senile RS destroying the legend he used to be 2500 years ago. Oh, how I wish it was 374 before christ again, when they made these legendary drak albums with the defining hand of Eric, the genius. THAT was The Cure and nothing else! Please come back Eric!!

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    2. Excellent ! Reading this while awaking will made my day. Lol !

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  55. We know the lying part but they are now dangerously close to breaking their "new album every four years" track record. They are living on past glories now and actually doing it quite well, but the hope for new material keeps getting doused. As I've said many times they don't even seem to be able to just release a single or two. Now it's, "release an album, then no new material for at least the next four years."

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    1. We'll get another record out of The Cure, but that will probably be it. At the earliest we'll get one in 2013.

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  56. Chain of Flowers @CraigatCoF Robert: "I will play a new song, in Ireland. I will play it once. Because it's beautiful"

    O RLY?

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    1. Again, that is a French to English translation of what Robert was reported to have said. Never actually heard him say that.

      I actually saw a different translation that said he wrote a new song in Ireland.

      Either way, no new song was played, so it doesn't really matter, I guess.

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  57. merci lapsang@ pour ton commentaire:)

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  58. Was kind of expecting a 'Forever' closer. Isn't this the first tour in, um, forever that they didn't play that as the final song of the final show??

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    1. Yes, a rare event that 'Forever' didn't close the tour. Perhaps that means more to come in 2012, but I doubt it...

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  59. what an incredible setlist to end the summer in western...i thought TSDWAY would be followed by The Kiss and IOTWCS...but it's all great since there is KAA and the drip, drip song..haha :)

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  60. Just back home after amazing show last night...Its such a downer thats its all over after looking forward to it for so long, but looks like we were lucky here in Ireland with the set.....fantastic night!

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  61. Anybody noticed that one of Robert's guitar has "I really don't know what I am doing here" embedded on? I hadn't seen this before (http://www.flickr.com/photos/acrosstheline/7910400874/in/photostream/lightbox/)

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    1. Yes, that's the Bunny Lake Open guitar. :)

      He's used it every time they've played Open on this tour.

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  62. davidaftertherain@ merci pour ton commentaire:)

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  63. you can listen again to the rtefm radio link here:
    http://2fm.rte.ie/radio/radioplayer/rteradioweb.html#!rii=1%3A3381826%3A11584%3A01-09-2012%3A
    the cure start at about 4hrs50min into the broadcast

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    1. You don't need to download the FLAC-version cos it's also not lossless - get a version from here: http://uploaded.net/file/g79qq3vt
      or here:
      http://summercure2012.blogspot.fr/

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  65. Now for the Top, Head on the Door, and Kiss me, special shows!

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  66. electric picnic was so awesome. it is my favourite show of the 9 i saw this summer. what an amazing summer it really was. perfect.

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  67. It was a cracking gig and I was really happy with the setlist given that it was a festival. I cried when Plainsong started as I haven't seen them since 06 at the RAH and it was looking very unlikely that I'd make this one, so I raised money for charity (including a ticket) by cycling there from Dublin.

    Even the 'plastics' who were with us thought it was awesome. Also got right to the front for the first time - with no bother, thanks to the recession I think.

    Robert was evidently struggling when they got to Disintegration but that is proof of the immense effort they put in to give us something special.

    My favourite band at my favourite festival. It will live long in the memory. Thank you.

    PS Was surprised to meet Matthieu Hartley in the band's aftershow party in Dublin in 1996, but I guess that's not news to many here

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  68. FM Recording (no webcast)- 64 min
    flac - 382 MB:
    Part 1: http://ul.to/txhom7pr
    Part 2: http://ul.to/ka2tz8ab

    mp3 - 136 MB:
    http://ul.to/o7ahw22w

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  69. FM Recording (no webcast)- 64 min
    flac - 382 MB:
    Part 1: http://ul.to/txhom7pr
    Part 2: http://ul.to/ka2tz8ab

    mp3 - 136 MB:
    http://ul.to/o7ahw22w

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