Sunday, April 21, 2013

The Cure in Mexico City (04/21/13)

Thanks to Christopher @ The Cure Mexico for the photo.
Setlist: Tape/Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Prayers For Rain, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Sleep When I'm Dead, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing The Unstuck, Trust, Want, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

1st encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight
2nd encore: Plainsong, The Same Deep Water As You, Disintegration
3rd encore: Shake Dog Shake, Cold, A Strange Day, The Hanging Garden, Fascination Street, Charlotte Sometimes, Primary
4th encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Three Imaginary Boys (Robert Solo), Fire in Cairo (Robert Solo), (Robert: "I need my group back please") Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.

Show started at 8:37. Set ended at 10:42. Encores started at 10:47. Show ended at 12:53. 50 songs! 4 hours & 16 Minutes!

Huge thank you to @CureyKelBel, and Olivier for getting this epic setlist out tonight. The show was so massive, it took 3 people to handle it. :)

Reviews & Articles: Rock 101 / Milenio / Terra / Proceso / Cuchara Sonica / Publimetro / Periodico / Sopitas / Chilango / Excelsior / CNN Mexico / MSN / Slicing Up Eyeballs / Terra

Photos - Sounds of Violence / Maspormas / Cervezaindio / Tono / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 / 21 / 22 (birthday balloons) / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 (setlists)

Videos - Tim filming fans before the show / Highlights (18 songs, 83 minutes) / Open 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / High 1 - 2 - 3 / The End of the World / Lovesong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / High - The End of The World - Lovesong / Push / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / Prayers For Rain / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Inbetween Days / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 - 3 / Lullaby / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / Friday I'm In Love / Trust 1 - 2 - 3 / One Hundred Years / The Kiss / Fight / Plainsong / Plainsong & The Same Deep Water As You / Disintegration 1 - 2 - 3 / Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 / Cold 1 - 2 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / Charlotte Sometimes 1 - 2 - 3 / The Lovecats 1 - 2 / The Caterpillar 1 - 2 / Close To Me 1 - 2 - 3 / Hot Hot Hot 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Let's Go To Bed 1 - 2 / Why Can't I Be You? / Three Imaginary Boys - Fire In Cairo 1 - 2 / Three Imaginary Boys - Fire In Cairo - Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 / 10:15 Saturday Night 1 - 2 / 10:15 Saturday Night & Killing An Arab / Killing An Arab 1 - 2

Audio - Full show / Disintegration

Olivier: "Someone threw a Mexican flag to Roger during BDC, and he draped Robert with it! Crowd cheering."

8:38 pm - @Bursuliina: Starting

8:34 pm - @Bursuliina: After a fucking scary 6.5 earthquake The Cure preparing to come out

8:25 pm - @CureyKelBel - earthquake just before band is to come on. not bad just weird!!

8:07 pm - @Bursuliina: Slowly getting dark, lights on, Mexican wave rehearsals, 25 degrees, Kate Bush in the background music.  

7:46 pm - Craig: The usual problems with getting a signal have started. Will do the best we can with updates.

7:45 pm - @Bursuliina: amazing weather in Mexico City

7:45 pm - : She is Andrea Balency, the last guest tonight http://instagram.com/p/YYybtlBdo2/, http://instagram.com/p/YYyofrhdpH/

7:39 pm - @colsonslife: only a matter of time now!

7:36 pm - @jmaspire: its going to be a sold out event , ,

7:33 pm - @tonifrancois: Andrea Balency opening for The Cure at Foro Sol, more photos after a while in http://www.TONO.TV pic.twitter.com/eXmhH9YGdK

7:12 pm - : Johnny Indovina on stage at Foro Sol a few minutes ago. http://instagram.com/p/YYuw1Whdiw/
We share another photo of former vocalist of Human Drama. 

7:05 pm - @TheCureMexico: Johnny Indovina - (Photo by )

6:42 pm - @jogelu: Indovina set was a mix of solo & Human Drama stuff. Hes such an amazing top performer. Claps to him.

6:36 pm - : "I want to thank you for giving me always welcome & Robert for making this possible. Happy birthday, Robert!" - Johnny Indovina"

Craig: Very happy that , a New Orleans boy, got to open for The Cure tonight. Way to go, Johnny!

6:29 pm - : We just heard a classic Human Drama, "Death of an Angel" in the acoustic version of . unbeatable"

6:19 pm @jogelu: J. Indovina hits stage! Photo from @Gabocure -

5:54 pm - @jogelu: 1st band is over. Not bad but they had guitar issues. Waiting for J. Indovina.

5:37 pm - Chris: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete on stage now.

5:29 pm - Olivier: Lorelle Meets the Obsolete just took the stage.

5:05 pm - Olivier: photo of the stage.

4:39 pm - @jogelu: We're in. Everybodys running to front rows. Im just as the center. Great view. Stage is awesome. Tim cams are filming the floor crowd. Sounds im not in love but with no robert voice. 1st support band was rehearsing minute ...

3:18 pm - @timpopedirector: Just performed and filmed 'I Want 2b a Tree' at sound check. Twiggy Sawdust forever!

3:11 pm - @timpopedirector: Q...Is it 'altitude sickness' or perhaps 'attitude' I am suffering?

2:55 pm - @jogelu: Amnesty Intl. people are coming. The sun is evil today. We're melting.

2:40 pm - @jogelu: Another soundcheck, A Forest, the sound is louder now. No voice.

2:30 pm - @jogelu: some people,(maybe women staff, they're foreigners), are giving papers with info about Happy bday singalong time. with the paper is attached a balloon with instructions of inflate it before the 1st encore. the paper stated in CAPS: PLEASE DONT SING HAPPY BDAY & INFLATE THE BALLOON BEFORE THE FIRST ENCORE.

Craig: That's got to be Kelbel passing those out. :)

1:55 pm - @jogelu: Tim Pope showed up. Madness. I get interviewed and filmed dancing and singing with fans. Also lots of interviews with other fans. It was very good moments. I got a pic with Tim too.

1:14 pm - Oscar @ : Soundcheck...A Forest 

1:04 pm - @jogelu: soundcheck keeps going. Just music, no voice.

12:41 pm - @jogelu: Soundcheck THE SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU AHHHHHH

12:34 pm - Oscar @ : Soundcheck now...Close to Me

12:23 pm - Craig: If you still need a ticket, General A is available again. Thanks, @AaronLaw92. Also, @JeffLove_23 has an extra General A. Contact him if you need it.

11:26 am - @flmjet: As if following the band everywhere isn't breathless enough, capturing passion in the 50000 audience tonight sure will be. Need oxygen.

11:16 am - @jogelu: In the queu, General A & B. Its sunny..

10:05 am - @timpopedirector: On my way to Mexico City gig and will interview fans later

9:26 am - Oscar @ TheCure.MX: Fans lined up at Foro Sol. ,

8th and final night of the LatAm Tour. If you're Robert Smith, and you find yourself in Mexico on your 54th birthday, what do you do? You throw an enormous party at the Foro Sol stadium, of course!  Looks to be a sold out show tonight, with 50,000 + fans ready to celebrate. All of this has the makings of an epic show. We'll see. Either way, I hope you all have a fantastic time!


Happy Birthday, Robert. Hope it's another night to remember forever.

Schedule: 5:30 - Lorelle Meets the Obsolete, 6:20 - Johnny Indovina, 7 - Andrea Ballency, 8 - The Cure. Check the local time in Mexico City here or with the clock over there on the right.

Should have reporters for the live updates tonight, but with the trouble everyone is having getting a signal at these shows, who knows? I'll give it a shot, and hope that I can piece it together from random reports. At the very least, we should have the setlist posted after the show. If anyone who's going to the show would like to attempt to help us, especially with the song by song live setlist reports, please contact me. Post in the comments, email me at craigatcof(at)gmail(dot)com, or on Twitter @CraigatCoF, or use WhatsApp (email me and we can set it up). Thank you so much, and enjoy the show! 

80 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Robert, thanks for everything!

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  2. Joyeux Anniversaire, Robert! et merci pour ta musique! all of you in Mexico, enjoy the show!

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  3. Happy birthday!Enjoy the final SA show everyone!

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  4. Feliz cumpleaños Robert!
    Thank you for this incredible tour!

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  5. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151531715963119&set=pb.68014563118.-2207520000.1366558571.&type=3&theater

    So, I was browsing the web and ran into this Mexican FB page

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  6. Happy birthday! Enjoy the Show.

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  7. Does anyone know If Robert is at the hotel still or in Foro Sol?

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  8. Tonight could be the most vibrant moment in Cure history, believe me. The day for The Cure to become historical and mythical. They'll play for 4 hours, with 4 encores and 50 songs. David Bowie will join for 'The Scream' and Neil Young for 'Pornography'. Rolling Stone USA will put The Cure on cover and Time will announce Robert man of the year. Rock Hall Of Fame is already scheduled, just before the package with 'Orange', 'Show', 'Play Out', 'Paris 2008', 'Sydney 2011', 'LatAm 2013', '30th Anniv. dvd', 'Mixed Up 2', 'Wish + Lost Wished Deluxe', '5:14 Nightmare', the new album called 'Stars In Your Eyes' will reach #1 worlwide sales. There will be The Beatles, Bowie, The Cure and no one else.

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    1. You forgot only the part about the encore with all cure members together playing Forever.

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    2. And the part about the last Encore being Faith + Forever with Lol as the guest star.

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    3. Come on, David, weed day was on the 20th. Put that bong away, now. :)

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    4. Craig, Z, Heron... They did play for more than 4 hours and 50 songs ! My bong was of good quality, don't ya think?!
      I knew it would be that great. And now let's wait for the package, guys.

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  9. Back home finally and checking in for the Mexico City / Birthday thread!! The balloon paper is DEFINITELY KelBel, she posted a pic of them on her FB page a while back. SO happy for all the fans in MC tonight!! We will be with them in spirit for sure!

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  10. Beer is flowing freely at the stadium

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  11. Last Latam show..enjoy, Mexico!!. Have fun and celebrate along with Robert :).

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  12. They're gonna start with Open.

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    1. We'll see. I'm not expecting any surprises at this show. I think it will be standard 3.5 hours and no more, ending with Killing an Arab.

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    2. Hopefully they will finish with the Faith encore that we were meant to get for Robert's birthday in Las Vegas four years ago.

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    4. I think that would be awesome, hope they get it!!

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    5. I'm feeling it not happening tonight for some reason. There will be 3 encores, with the last one being the same as all the concerts. That's my prediction.

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  14. Thank you!. I listened a bit of Push

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  15. I wonder why Robert likes Sleep When I'm Dead so much...?

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  16. happy happy birthday, robert. thank you for all of it! and awaaaaay we go!

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  18. The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, and Fight.

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    1. No way! I called Open to start and I called Encore #1.

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  20. Encore #2: Same Deep Water As You, Shake Dog Shake, Charlotte Sometimes, Primary.

    Encore #3: Cold, A Strange Day, The Hanging Garden.

    Encore #4: Standard last encore of tour without Dressing Up.

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  21. can't be right all the time!

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  22. Love these encores - fingers crossed they get FAITH!!

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    1. It would be awesome if they get Faith/Forever

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  24. This is not going to happen... No way are they playing Faith and definitely double no way are they playing Forever.

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    1. alright, buddy- let's jazz dance over on twitter! i see you over there!

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  25. Oh my god they're playing the whole tour setlist tonight!!!

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  26. i wet my knickers.
    honestly, this is epic!!!

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    1. I did, too! And I'm not even wearing any! :)

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  27. Solo Robert!!!!!!
    50 Songs!!!!

    Wow - they really rocked Mexico City..... even more than the earthquake :)

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  28. Longest concert in Cure history? Thnx you Robert and thanx to all the guys in the band. Epic night

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    1. Yes. In length and by number of songs played.

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  29. will this go down in guinness (if not the beer then surely the record book)? ;D

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    1. Oh, good question! What is the longest concert ever played? I mean real concert, not some guy with a nose flute or something silly. :)

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    2. it probably was some jam band. ugh. someone get on this STAT!

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  31. I think Springsteen holds the record for the longest concert..

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  32. First, did Jason finally learn to play drums? He was usually OK, not great, not bad either. However tonight he was spectacular.
    Second, here comes the blasphemy. I didn't miss Porl. Still love him, but Reeves was phenomenal.
    Third, great to have Roger back. Highlight, stunning arrangement he made to Trust.
    Fourth, 4+ hours, 50 songs? Can't go to sleep, yet.

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    1. this comment is excellent! the part about Jason made me laugh, right out loud! Also, I really hope i get a chance to hear/see them on this "Random Festivals Tour".
      Im dead curious about Reeves vs Porl.

      PS: I still miss BORIS.

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  33. The Bruce Springsteen concert in Helsinki last year clocked at 4.06. At least until then (July 31, 2012) it was the longest Springsteen concert ever. However he made a pre-show acoustic set of five songs that night as well, if including that one it was a longer show than The Cure last night.

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  34. Jeeze, I burst into tears when I woke up and saw this set list. Is that abnormal?

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  35. I've seen them live 10 times already. Yesterday was the best show ever. Perfect sold out. Amazing setlist. 4 hrs show. And Happy Birthday Robert, I will always remember this gig!!! :)

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  36. Killer setlist!!!!. I'm getting emotional again, SO happy for Mexico city :). However The Cure can't leave latam, you owe us 10 more songs, come back!!

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  37. Tried to bring a recorder but caught.Hope someone's made the job!

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    1. The setlist sheets: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151340143012161.1073741840.67012982160&type=1

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    2. Someone's made the audio!
      http://www.mediafire.com/?kj5xqf0u269d2#myfiles

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  38. Reeves was using a Reverend Bass VI, I hope he talks soon about it, it is really beautiful and sound it really good

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  39. I'll never forgive myself for missing this concert...

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  40. OMG, Robert is sooooo fat and behaving like a man he disgusted 30 years ago...

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