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Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Cure play London on March 28th & 29th!

The Cure will play the Royal Albert Hall on March 28th & 29th, 2014 as part of the Teenage Cancer Trust series. Tickets on sale Friday (Jan. 31st) at 9:30 am. There's a 4 ticket limit per person.

"One of the UK’s most influential bands, The Cure will play an exclusive 3 hour show on Saturday 29 March. "

Robert Smith: “The Cure are once again delighted and honoured to be playing the Royal Albert Hall for the benefit of Teenage Cancer Trust.”

Here's the announcement video.

Ticketmaster (March 28th): Seated / Standing
Ticketmaster (March 29th): Seated  / Standing
Gigs & Tours: March 28th / March 29th
See Tickets: March 28th / March 29th
Royal Albert Hall: March 28th / March 29th 

Update: Fan pre-sale today (Jan. 30th) at 9 am here. Good luck!
Looks like we are 'beating the touts", as numerous fans are reporting that they were able to get tickets. Excellent! Congratulations!

Update: 2nd show added on the 28th. Tickets on sale now. Looks like nothing went on sale for the March 29th show. They really did release everything in the pre-sale. Hope you didn't wait for today. Both shows are now sold out. 

From JC/Perfect.Murder: "First in line at the RAH Queue"

Articles: TheCure.com / Slicing Up Eyeballs / Digital Spy / Capital FM / Clash / NME / Music News / Stereoboard / Royal Albert Hall / London Metro / XFM

127 comments:

  1. indeed - now the hard bit & getting a ticket...

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  3. How exciting! *sends good vibes to anyone that wants tix*

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  4. Read this in the METRO this morning and I thought all news came from the internet these days! Great news!

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    1. Hahaha...right? Well I can assure you that "the internet" knew, but the announcement wasn't supposed to be made until Noon UK time. A few people, including the charity, decided to jump the gun just a bit. :)

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    2. It was just nice to turn the page on a rainy commute into London and be beaming away at something that made the paper :)

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  5. Already in panic mode for Friday morning...

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  6. I hope the scalpers will piss of this time!

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  7. me & my brother paid over £200 each for our reflections tickets. with a starting price of £110 i imagine they will be going on seatwave for at least 3 times that.

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  8. Should we try to buy several tickets if posible to sell them at face value to other cure fans to avoid scalpers?

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  9. yep - craig has run a service on cof before doing this

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  10. I don't think id panic to get a ticket….For Reflections I had a spare ticket and ended up having to sell it a a fraction of the price outside on the night like many others!!!

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  11. It will sell out really quickly though!

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  12. Unexpected but great news anyway!

    After Robert´s statement of a "regular 3 hours-long CURE show" the question is if new material will be played or just a mix of hits & fan songs.

    Well, I want to listen something new, at least the RJS-RG pop song.

    What we can expect?
    Or it´s better idea to have no expectations at all?

    :)

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  13. Is this a new promo pic? http://www.royalalberthall.com/uploadedImages/Whats_On_and_Buy_Tickets/Events/assets/TCT-The-Cure-l.jpg

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  14. That's exciting. Portland next, please.

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  15. Yay!!

    I'll be madly hitting Refresh at 09.30am on Friday, here:

    http://bit.ly/Teenage-Cancer-Trust-Ticketmaster

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  16. Fan presale at 9am tomorrow,...woohoo !

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  17. PANIC ATTACK!!!! :)

    I won't sleep tonight at all.

    and if I miss the tickets tomorrow morning then I won't be sleeping tomorrow night either!

    oh my GOD!!!!! :)

    THANKYOU ROBERT!!!!!! :)

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  18. I`m pretty sure, there will be no new stuff. But maybe some further surprises from The Top Album...(Piggy in the mirror...etc.)

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  19. How in the hell is this a "beat the touts" pre-sale? And a 10 ticket per person limit? How are the touts restricted from buying the pre-sale tickets? What am I missing?

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    1. Indeed... Maybe they just think the touts are not aware of the presale if they only announce it on band related websites? (and only one day before the presale takes place?) Doesn't explain the 10-ticket limit though...

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  20. I agree with you Craig! Do you only need an account or is there any other identification to prove you're not a tout?
    And 10 ticket limit, what a joke. 2 tickets would've been more appropriate

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  21. That`s the reason why I asked for a presale code for the true fans.

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  22. Tomorrow starts the same shit as always. Sooo sad...
    But no matter, I must be there, cause Royal Albert Hall is such a beautiful place to feel music...!!!

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  23. Or perhaps you'll have to answer ten band-related questions for each ticket you want to buy :-)

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  24. So there is no fan 'code', is there?

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  25. Ridiculous prices again. There will be very few 27 pound tickets the worst places.

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  26. Craig, come on, should i really get in the red at the bank to go see this, or i should be ok with the bank with normal price tickets later this year, if you see what i mean?...

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    1. Don't feel too bad, it's for charity.

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    2. but my bank account needs a charity event too! :)

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    3. The charity point doesn't really make a difference to me. The reflections gig wasn't for charity yet it was an extortionate price for most tickets.

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  27. This is not "a fan presale"....Gigsandtours have changed their front page from Friday 9.30 to thurdsday 9am....good luck to you all

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  28. countdown to tickets, close now. If I can I will be ordering 10 gallery and will sell at face value, but that is a big IF

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  29. I got two standing tickets! Huzzah. See you all there in March. Good luck everyone getting tickets.

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  31. "it's all GONE"
    oh well try again tomorrow - No wonder fans of the cure are imagined as being gloomy and depressed. Its because we can't get tickets! + generally I do enjoy being a moody fker sometimes ;)

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  32. Remember, theres anther chance tomorrow - id recommend pre registering with the ticket companies - save time entering address etc

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  33. Congratulations to everyone who got tickets today. It's a bit of a Cure miracle, as it seems we did "beat the touts" and fans actually got tickets. So happy with that.

    If you didn't get what you wanted today, please try again tomorrow, as only a limited amount of tickets were available for the pre-sale.

    And if you want to "upgrade" your current ticket, I will be happy to list your extra tickets for sale, as long as you sell them at face value.

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    1. Thanks to the presale this is the FIRST time I have EVER been able to get standing tickets at the RAH. Up until now it's been impossible. I was expecting to get nothing - I thought the site would probably crash at 9.00a.m. It's amazing that this time not only did I get tickets, I got the ones I really wanted - and it looks like lots of other fans did too. :) I've never seen so many happy Curefriends before! :)

      Thankyou Robert!!! :) XXXXXX

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  34. Keep checking. There are more gallery seats up again!

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  35. Standing tix available again! Go!

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  36. Ok, I take it back - I managed to get a standing ticket. Keep trying as there seem to be some popping in and out!

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  37. Okay, all standing pre-sale tickets are now officially sold out. Many more will be available in the general sale tomorrow at 9:30 am.

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  38. i have two tickets on standing ! great!!

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  39. Well, that went easy (1 standing)! Finding a proper hotel room turns out to be more difficult than getting the ticket...

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  40. it was crazy!!!! got ordered 2 tickets for standing and during finishing my order i received an message... sorry, tickets not available... it was 9:02!!!! :) So.. now i´ve got tickets for seating... i´m so happy!!!! After 8 years again in RAH with The Cure... see you there :)

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  41. Yey! Standing ticket was scored!

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  42. no joy - not happy.
    fingers crossed for tomorrow

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  43. I've got 3 extra standing tickets for The Cure. Face Value, 110 pounds. If anyone is interested, please contact me: leeveedad@hotmail.com

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    1. I'm sorry, I DON'T have it!!! they're sold.

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  44. I managed to get 2 standing :) Happy, happy.. now I'll just have to make my way from Sweden to London in march!
    See you there and good luck with tix tomorrow

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  45. Got my standing tickets...first time RAH!
    Keep trying...tickets still pop up

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  46. had a meeting at 9am so couldn't sit by a computer, just got out to find out my mate has scored us standing tickets! I am so chuffed.Hope others are successful at some point. Wonder if as this is a charity gig I can offset the ticket price against tax :-)

    Also on the whole tout thing, having spent 10 years in the ticketing industry before getting out I can assure you fan codes mean jack all. Firstly, touts get them too and get others to buy them tickets if there are limits. Secondly and probably most annoyingly many 'fans' have become small scale touts. The internet and secondary ticketing sites have made it easy to just buy a couple of extra tickets and sell them to cover the cost of your own tickets.

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  47. YES!! For the 3rd time to the RAH to see The Cure :)

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  48. Not cheap....who cares?
    Its The Cure @ RAH
    Got my standig Ticket!

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  49. Got my seated tickets. Very happy they didn't all sell out at 9:01. The RAH is an amazing venue.

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  50. Anyone else finding it a little wierd how easy these tickets are to get?

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    1. I think there are a number of reasons why. The short time between announcement of the gig and tickets going on sale is probably the main one. That, and the high price, purchase restrictions on bulk buying and far less demand for this show as opposed to the Reflection concert.

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    2. The high prices and timescales involved are definitely one of the major reasons I believe.. That and perhaps not too many folks (other than the real fans) really knew about the pre-sale.

      At the corresponding gig at RAH in 2006, the top price seated tickets were only approx £50 (there was no standing that day)..

      I suppose the real reflection (pardon the pun) will be in tomorrow's proper sale.. Will be interesting to see how that goes..

      Must admit I was more than surprised to be able to purchase my standing tickets before 9:01 this morning though..

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  51. i think the presale isn't that well known. many people assume the tix go on sale tomorrow. i wasn't able to find the presale by searching gigsandtours website. only with the link the presale was found. reflections was even more expensive and it sold out very fast. and this is the first proper cure gig in europe since reflections. i would be very surprised if this doesnt sell out.

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  52. my 29th Cure show on the 29th :)
    we should start the campaign for 'BURN', yes?
    good luck to all those trying for tix tomorrow!

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  53. My 39th. I hope they wont play 39.

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  54. My 34th...mmmhhh...any ideas ???

    ;-))

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  55. Just got mine from gigsandtours . Sooooooo happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy and its 6pm ....

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  56. Just got mine from gigsandtours . Sooooooo happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy happy and its 6pm ....

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  57. I'll only be happy when the play in New England again, it's been 5 years!!!

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  58. Couldn't believe there were (and still are!) tickets available on the pre-sale when I got home from work. Yeah they are seated not standing, but what really matters is I got tickets :) Cannot wait to see them with Reeves on guitar :)

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  59. I spoke to them on the phone this morning and he said the presale was only available on the internet, and never managed to get a standing ticket there. I hope to get one tomorrow, but do you all remember how fats they had gone last time? fingers crossed though....

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  60. Due to phenomenal demand - Saturday 29th March show at the Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust SOLD OUT on fan club pre sales alone - The Cure have added an extra show for Friday 28th March.

    http://www.thecure.com/news/1895/rah_tct_presale

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    1. "Phenomenal demand"? "Sold out"? "Fan club"?

      WTF? Who wrote that nonsense?

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  61. Sold out : pre sale or the whole venue ?!

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  62. tickets for friday ? when are they for sale ?

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  63. where are the links for the friday gig?! panic!!

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    1. I'm checking all of the ticket sites and none have posted them yet.

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    2. thanks, i'm doing the same in manic panic!

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  64. http://www.seetickets.com/event/the-cure/royal-albert-hall/767248 see tickets is up

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    1. Thanks! Listed at GigsandTours now, too.
      http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/teenage-cancer-trust/

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  65. two circle seats scored for friday!! via tm.

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  66. heart attack man !!! . . 2 cure standing tickets for friday, 2 cure tickets for saturday, and 2 tickets for Suede on sunday . . wow, what a weekend, RAH here i come :-)

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  67. Has anyone been able to get gallery tickets for the friday? Keeps on saying they are unavailable on all 4 sites since the tickets were released.

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    1. yeah i managed to get 2 on seetickets

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  68. Even though the sites show no tickets available at times, keep refreshing. Tickets are popping up from time to time.

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  69. 9.48 am here in the UK, standing tickets and the cheapest seated tickets still available on Ticketmaster site for friday

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  70. Got my ticket for fridayayayay..
    Standing both nights..
    Flights are booked.
    Its friday....

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  71. oh and a tip you may know but just in case, on Ticketmaster try searching for 1 ticket. there may well be numerous 'single' tickets available but if they're not next to each other on the system it will only sell them as singles.

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  72. What does mean "Contact venue for tickets"?

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    1. I guess they dont have tickets anymore at gigsandtours but they might know that there are some left at the RAH-website.
      Keep trying... in case of failed creditcard transactions some tickets may show up within the next hours.

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  73. Oh now it says to contact the venue for Gallery tickets and I'm 410 in the queue on RAH site. That is me probably out then!

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  74. still tickets if you refreshing ;

    http://www.gigsandtours.com/event/the-cure/royal-albert-hall/767248

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  75. that was fast today!!! ..ufff ... but got tickets for both shows :D ... i´m so happppppyyyyyyyyy :)

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  76. Still pulling up stalls and restricted circle at the RAH website. Pulled Standing and Stalls at GigsandTours. But they go fast! Keep trying!

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  77. Did not see any stalls... Life sucks!

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  78. Thoughts on the "special" show setlist folks? Robert hinted a potential theme last year. Could it happen...

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  79. Apparently 'Sold Out' now for the Friday on the Royal Albert Hall site despite not seeing a single gallery ticket on any of the 4 sites when I've been refreshing in the last 90 minutes. Fucking ridiculous.

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    1. Not sure if you've ever been to the venue, but they don't sell that many gallery tickets as it's just a flat standing area around the the rim of the top seats. If it's more than a couple of people deep, you can't see a thing as you're looking steeply down to the stage.

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    2. Yeah, I've been there once before and there maybe 200 or so people in the gallery areas. Its just frustrating as none of them popped up. I secured two yesterday but the page messed up when loaded and so I lost them.

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  80. Hi All, Feeling pretty traumatized with the whole Royal Albert Hall phoneline/online booking process, spent 2 hours trying to get through only to be offered 'restricted view' tickets at £75 each!!! Dearly wanted some cheaper tickets for the friday, even Gallery Standing, if anyone has 2 spare to sell please get in touch here or via my email: frank@flagpromotions.com. ALSO: Am thinking of organising a cool CURE AFTERSHOW PARTY for the friday and or Saturday, would people be up for this?

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  81. Aftershow would be great on the Saturday!!!

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  82. What is this getmein website??? Something more or less official?

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    1. It's a ticket resale site run by Ticketmaster. It's still scalping.

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  83. Hi Craig, i'm thinking of arranging a CURE AFTERSHOW PARTY after the RAH show(s), do you think people will be up for it?

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    1. I could make a post about it, see what people think. What do you have in mind? Write up something for me to post.

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    2. Sure gmdelao@gmail.com coming from Mexico to RAH

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    3. We are two, so we'd like joining us

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  84. I am in talks with 2 venues just now, one very posh one quite close to RAH but it's a little expensive but absolutely beautiful! License is until 2.30am, is that late enough? And the a venue in North London that THE CURE actually played once, that's licensed until 4am!

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