Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Cure at Austin City Limits (10/12/13)

Setlist: Tape/Open, A Night Like This, The End of the World, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Fascination Street, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, The Lovecats, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Stop Dead, Push, Inbetween Days, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Want, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Give Me It, End, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: Austin Chronicle / Austin 360

Photos: William Soragna / Mauro Melis (Sound of Violence & Flickr) / It's A Perfect Day / KEXPLive / Kristof_Acke

Videos: Full webcast / Lovesong 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven / Pictures of You / Stop Dead (webcast) / Wrong Number /

Downloads: Webcast MP3s - Part 1 , Part 2 / Webcast 5.1 DVD on Cure Community /Webcast 1080p DVD on DIME

11:53 pm - From Greg: "Austin is flooding, CRAZY weather!  Note: Shake Dog Shake on the setlist but not played. Was intended to be after FTEOTDGS. Amazing show!"

11:12 pm - From Olivier: "One of the best festival shows I've ever seen. Singing One Hundred Years and Give Me It at the top of your lungs under the pouring rain in a crowd of Cure fans is an amazing thing to do! (Still drenched, though.)"

7:20 pm - From Olivier, the stage is being set up.


After 2 fantastic Cure shows, it's back to the festival circuit. Will they go back to the standard set, or will they continue the surprises? Find out tonight! Guessing they mix it up and make a few changes from the 1st ACL show. 'Stop Dead' really should make the set. It's fantastic! Same with 'A Night Like This' and 'Sinking'. (Hah! Got 2 out of 3! I'm going gambling now! :P)

The band are scheduled to play from 8 - 10 pm, and the full set will be livestreamed tonight. Watch here. US start times are 9 pm eastern, 8 pm central, 7 pm mountain, 6 pm pacific. Check the current time in Austin here.

With all of us watching the set online, no need for live setlist reporters tonight, but as always, Olivier will be ready to post updates at It's A Perfect Day if we need him. Hopefully he can take the night off and just enjoy himself. He's certainly earned it. Cheers, Olivier!

168 comments:

  1. The link goes to YouTube..

    I'm a noob.. Explain how this works?
    Is it similar to the livestream site/app where it counts down then comes up automatically at the correct time?

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    1. It's just YouTube. Go there at 8 pm (our time, not sure of your time), click on Channel 2, enjoy the show. :)

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    2. You can go to the ACL site now. I am watching Vampire Weekend as we speak. And Wilco on the
      other channel!

      Here is the link:

      http://www.aclfestival.com/

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    3. Thanks.
      Am new to the whole livestream/webcast thing.

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    4. It's okay. Happy to help and hope you can see it now :).

      The other links (YouTube) were working for me, too, but I'm just watching it from ACL's site directly.

      Kendrick Lamar is on the stage now, but not for long (thankfully) ;-)

      I respect all artists, but Kendrick just isn't my cup o' tea *sigh*

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  2. Stop dead:You stayed away too long!Indeed!

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  3. Craig... i hope your happy your Tigers ruined my day :(

    I hope a good Cure concert will lift my spirits tonight.

    (Geaux Gators!)

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    1. Why yes, Morris, I'm quite happy. Thanks for asking. Always good to see the Tigers chomping the Gators. :)

      #GeauxTigers #TigerRoar #BeatBama

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  5. Whoever recorded the Lollapalooza stream, PLEASE record this one.

    Thank you.

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    1. Hey Tina,
      Can't believe it, 10 years later I'm still on Chain of Flowers looking forward to a Cure show.

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    2. I know, right Andy! It's just crazy! Great to 'see" you and hope all is well in your world!

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  6. Morning/evening ladies and gents!
    wasnt going to miss this for the world!! :D

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  7. The ACL website died, but YouTube is working.

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  8. Greats concert but Jason is doing the 'jason-thing' again (lots of cymbals and bad drum sound!)

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  9. rums sound epic from where i'm sitting!!

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  10. imlike in 10th row and i cant stand the cymbals! too much of harsh cymbals!!! right now in jlh is horrrrrible

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  11. until now a journey in their album: wish (open), the head on the door(anlt), the cure (teotw), disintegration (lovesong) kmkmkm (jlh)
    and now the second round: fteotdgs

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  12. RichH your'e lucky enough to be at the show. many of us would give our left testicle to be there right now..

    Quit complaining..

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  13. impressed with the sound quality on live stream. A night like this solo is awesome. Really liking Reeves

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    1. You're right, the sound quality is great and this lineup is always better: last year Reeves looked like a guest star, this year he is more curish...

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  14. If they have some surprises, after High it's time to show us...

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  15. the picture quality is also so awesome ! love that set !!

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    1. Yes it is, I was lucky enough to see them at Lollapalooza and thought it was pretty awesome

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  16. they have anticipated the popset, maybe the encore will be amazing ...

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  17. Great guitar work between Reeves and Robert on Hot Hot Hot!!!

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  18. Hugs to my Cure peeps *cider for notherbob* and love all around!

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  19. Why does Robert keep looking to Roger's side of the stage? I see Roger looking to his left too... strange.

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  20. STOP DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. "I still think this was a single!" :) LOL

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    2. i like the little smirk as he said that

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    3. I actually thought in 1986 when I heard it on Standing on a Beach (cassette version). I remember that to rewind the tape to listen to the unavailable Bsides it was eventually broken ...

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  21. We got back a bit late from our bike ride so hopefully someone will record it!!

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  22. Robert has to take care! with those kind of moves during stop dead he'll have an heart attack ;)

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  23. A little early for cider in my part of the world (10am)
    but you twisted my arm! :D

    Hi Tara!

    PUSH!!!!!

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  24. YAY I just saw Fuji in the audience!

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  25. Has anyone been able to decipher what the word is on his hoodie?

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  26. The silver ? I was wondering of it was lips or specs...lol

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  27. Roger's Error on In Between Days: a comforting kiss from Simon and thumbs-up by Robert ...

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  28. Fuck!! How tight are they sounding right now?!??

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    1. This as about as good as "Show" in m opinion

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    2. I would have to agree with you there..
      I've not heard them this together in a while..

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    3. GOOD AS SHOW? hhaha you must be part of the new fans that grew up listening to the Cure in 1996

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  29. REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  30. awwwwwww! Simon is so caring :)

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    1. i would love to be robert's waterboy.

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    2. I know right? That made me say awwww.....

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  31. Feeling the love between Robert and Simon xx

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  32. Scream!!! this is for Craig ;-)

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  34. Ummm.. that is SO not cool right there..
    Craig?

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    1. He really is an idiot, just ignore :)

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  36. Robert's singing is as strong as ever...looking forward to voodoo!

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  37. I am loving that infinite stage

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  38. There won't be time for the usual encore!?

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  39. The Hungry Ghost has become one of my favorites, keeps getting better

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  40. The divine vengeance against wrong number ;-)

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  41. major umbrellage happening !! poor peeps !

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  42. I guess they will skip the encore.... It's cool....

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  43. Not so jealous of anyone in Austin right now!

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    1. yeah, it might be 4am here but at least I'm dry!

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    2. I'm really comfortable on my couch...

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    3. Oh who am I kidding - even with the rain I'm jealous!

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    4. Owww,all that rain! Yeah i was comfy

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    1. I think this is my new favorite old Cure song.

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    2. the drums really suck here.. I have nothing personal against jason as an individual but as a professional he is not in the same level as the other guys in the band

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  45. It sounds amazing and the lights are insanely great!!!

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    1. Yeah love the stage set, whole things been great!

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    2. My thoughts too. I really noticed them and liked them:)

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  46. they won't pull the plug dead on time, will they?!

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  47. Boys don't cry to finish? what time did they finish last time?

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  48. My hope was that they did a very powerful set and so it was. I can go to sleep with a smile on my face

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  49. Who gets the tambourine tonight??

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  50. Top show! See you at the next one all :)

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  52. Good night from Italy, it was a beautiful experience join the show with all of you

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  53. Goodnight from Australia.
    Love to all!
    Take care, Tara x

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  54. ;D this is the comment that gets me kicked off of COF! but i found myself singing along to wrong number because the happy rain smiling/dancing was so joyous! what a fun set! i was only at home and had the best time!

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    1. And down comes the ban hammer on sophia! Banned for life!!!

      Just kidding. :)

      So happy that everyone was having so much fun tonight! A joy to see!

      I love you all. :)

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    2. Oh man! So sorry I misspelled your name, Sofia! I'm an idiot. :)

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    3. believe me, i even shocked myself!
      we love you too. of course of course! :D

      ah i wish i could be at voodoo fest! but family comes first. and i will see you all next year without a doubt. kissies xx

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    4. you did it for spite! i knew there'd be repercussions for wrong numbah! ;p

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  55. Thank YOU, Craig!

    You're all kinds of awesome.

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  56. Another amazing night. It started pissing down during hungry ghost and hasn't let up. We're soaked but so worth it!

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  57. Thank you Craig.
    I got the link from your blog.

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  58. Couldn't stay awake to watch in the end but just caught Stop Dead. Can't rewind the youtube coverage despite leaving it paused on my computer in the hope of doing that. Hoping someone managed to capture it. I want to see that 100 Years/Give me it performance.

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  59. Oops hit publish too soon, meant to say thanks as ever for the coverage.

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  60. Really hope someone will upload this to Youtube. I want to see it!!! Give me it give me it give me it

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  61. The demonstration that festival setlists can be shaked. Will start thinking Robert reads my posts ;)) Hope they'll have bollocks to play 'The Scream' and '39' at Voodoo !

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    1. Some do. But it'd be so cool if they'd play 'Plainsong' for the 5,678th time, right ?

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  62. Wow, no encore whatsoever. That's really atypical and surprising.

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    1. Boys Don't Cry was the defacto encore. They just didn't bother to leave the stage and return. They were over their allotted time, the rain was pouring down, so no reason to stretch it out any longer.

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    2. The plug was pulled during BDC, only found was from stage amps.

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  63. Oh, and when are they going to take out 'The End of the World' from the setlist? There are more worthy songs from the self-titled album, such as 'Labyrinth'.

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    1. I'll take EotW over Labyrinth every time. If they are going to change it for another ST song, make it Before 3.

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  65. Agree about The End Of The World, doesn't sound very good live anymore! "Labyrinth" would be great I also think "Before 3" would be a stormer live. The song is so catchy it would appeal to the casual fan even more than end of the world. Before 3 has that classic cure pop/rock sound, it's unmistakably Cure

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    1. TEOTW is a good one. But so many songs deserve to appear live : Labyrinth, The Scream, A Strange Day, Lament, Out Of This World, Maybe Someday, The Exploding Boy, Burn, (I Don't Know What's Going) On, All Cats Are Grey, M, Three Imaginary Boys, Harold And Joe, The Big Hand...

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    2. Yes, skint, put me down for Before 3. Love that song! One of very few decent songs on The Cure.

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    3. ignoring the "f" bombs, before three would have been a strong single... love that song.

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    4. ignoring the "f" bombs, before three would have been a strong single... love that song.

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  66. As a Cure fan since 1984, it's my opinion that they should stop playing songs which have intros without drums... as we all know that Jason bashes the cymbals like crazy on those parts. Since the first song (Open), he began hitting the cymbals like there is no tomorrow spoiling the whole song.
    The same goes for A night like this, boys don't cry and all of the others.
    It was a good show, I enjoyed it very much but Jason is still leaving a lot to be desired..

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    1. Yeah, that's he's been jailed by Robert for 17 years. Jason is a bad drummer, Ross Robinson a cunt who fucked The Cure up, Disintegration the last good Cure album, the singles a sacrilege, blahblahblah...

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    2. I'm not going to start another Boris vs. Jason argument, but Jason, while a competent drummer, needs to lay off of the cymbals just a bit.

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  67. Craig i must have been typing about "Before 3" the same time you were, I didn't see your post before i started typing, great minds think alike!

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  68. Can anyone tell me how to download the webcast from the DIME website? I created an account, but when I click on the link to the file, it just downloads a small file in about 1 second. I'm using a Mac, and have tried control-click as well, but it does the same thing.

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    1. you have to use a "torrent client". download and install uTorrent.

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  69. I've got some videos from the ACL (2nd weekend) show on my youtube channel if you're interested in them! They're not the best quality but I was directly in front of Robert on the very front row! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5tQ78CslDY

    I also caved and bought tickets to VooDoo so maybe I'll see you there! :)

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