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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Cure play London on Dec. 21st, 22nd & 23rd!

Update (Nov. 7th, 2014): 3rd show added on Dec. 23rd!

From The Cure on Facebook (and now on the website, too):

The Cure return to Hammersmith Eventim Apollo for a clutch of Christmas concerts on Sunday 21 and Monday 22 December 2014.

The band will be performing a 150 minute show playing songs drawn from their entire 37 year old catalogue including deep cuts, pop songs, fan favourites and surprises galore...

Reprising the role they performed at the same venue 30 years ago each concert will also feature And Also The Trees as support.

These are 'Christmas Specials' not to be missed!!!

TICKETS ON SALE FROM 8AM FRIDAY 7TH NOVEMBER

Tickets (max 4 per household) available from:

Eventim Apollo: (no counter sales, phone and Internet bookings only)
www.eventim.co.uk and 0844 249 4300

Bookings Direct: www.bookingsdirect.com, 0844 581 4940

Articles about this: Slicing Up Eyeballs, Life4Ever, XFM, Clash, Gigwise, Digital Spy, NME

60 comments:

  1. When did they play the Hammersmith Apollo? Do they mean the Hammersmith Odeon?

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    1. Same venue, different names throughout the years.

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  2. hopefully there'll be a pre-sale before seatwave scumbags get them

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  3. I guess ...so much for any new releases then....or Maybe Someday...Don't get me wrong, it's a great news. I hope all of you who'd be able to go to have the best time!

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  4. YES!!! Santa Claus is alive after all!

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    1. Dear Santa, I've been very good this year, please bring me a round trip ticket to London. Also, a free hotel room. And could you deliver them a week before Christmas? Thanks, your pal Craig

      If only it were that easy. :)

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  5. I wish I could do one more trip to London... but my wallet thinks differently ;^;
    Super bummed!

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  6. http://www.cure-concerts.de/scans/a0v3rts/1984-05_london.jpg

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  7. Direct link to tickets:
    http://bit.ly/The-Cure-Eventim

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  9. First Class direct SFO to LHR = $5,316.
    I'm going to say I'm not able to see this show ...

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    1. Why not coach?

      If I can convince the wife maybe...but we are going to Disneyland for new years. Cant see her choosing sending me to London over a family vacation.

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  10. Brilliant stuff. Although the Apollo's seated section always seems like a million miles away from the stage. Looks like I will be booking standing tickets then. I bet they sell out in seconds, especially at £30

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  11. Nice to see they haven't shut it down completely...

    Maybe a NEW song as a Christmas present??? :) :) :)

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  12. hmmm i wonder is the Sat 20th also booked...and going on sale last

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    1. Sadly Chris Rea is playing 10:15 saturday Night at the apollo . .

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  13. it would be nice if they play christmas without you..a nice present isnt?

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  14. no presale ? bloody touts are gonna screw us again

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  15. wouldn't touts buy tickets on presale anyway?

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  16. I'm still bitten from the RAH show where it was the same set both nights and drew heavily from the same tired festival set. Will wait for next Trilogy shows.

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  17. Living in NZ means we don't get to see the band very often, but when we do, I am always grateful for whatever set they play. But I do hope for those in attendance, that there are surprises and not just a very similar setlist to what they have been playing. Treats like This Twilight Garden, 2 Late etc....that would be a lovely pressie for those going along, even some new material would be incredible, have fun all those going, you lucky devils

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  18. Not to be one of "those" fans, but honestly I'd rather hear about some new material, or at least the reissues that are waaaaaaay overdue. Most of us can't come from abroad for these shows as much as we would if we could, and as much as I love the classics... It's been far too long since a "proper" Cure album.

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    1. I completely agree, I would love the Wish remaster, with the promised Lost Wishes (from the horses mouth) and also curious about Mixed Up 2. And of course the full 4:26 Dream....

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  19. With the way they are wording the press release it seems like there really will be some surprises. And after it mentions "deep cuts" and "fan favorites" and then mentions "surprises" it almost seems like "surprises" could mean new material. But maybe it could also mean a former band member or two joining them on stage?

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  20. Does anyone know how much the tickets are yet?

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  21. I'd be surprised if they play anything new. I think it's meant as a party.

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  22. Ticket prices are from £26 according to http://www.stereoboard.com/the-cure-tickets/london

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  23. £29.25 tickets are probably for outside or in the basement or something! What about the rest?

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  24. I have a funny feeling that one of the surprises might have something to do with Siouxie.

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    1. Hmm, do we have any reports of Siouxsie and Robert getting along now?

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    2. I've not heard any reports. More wishful thinking on my part.

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    3. Agreed. I think Steve Severin and Robert Smith still get along.

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  25. I have no evidence to support this, other than wishful postulation. But, given that they played the Hammersmith 30 years ago, with the same opener, in support of the the Top... maybe these two shows could be the next trilogy shows? If they played the Top, Head and Kiss Me, those albums comprise of "fan favorites", "deep cuts" and, well, b-sides would be surprises...
    Again, nothing to support this, and the fact that there is an opening band undercuts my theory. But maybe?

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    1. I think I just replied to you on Twitter about this, but, no, I would seriously doubt this. Why wouldn't they advertise it? And the shows are only 2.5 hours.

      But as I said, I wouldn't be surprised if some of the rare tracks from those albums got played. Maybe as a test run? See how they sound? Get them ready for next year?

      That's assuming Trilogy 3 actually happens next year.

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    2. Am I the only one who think Top, Head and Kiss Me plus all associated material is too long for one concert? I still think next Reflections could be Pornography, Japanese Whispers and The Top (yes, even though they've done some of that material already.

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    3. You said it: they've already played Pornography; and Robert says JW isn't an album, just a compilation of singles with b-sides available elsewhere (JTD) hence no deluxe edition reissue, and finally they have played 4 hours last time at the RAH, so no, you are wrong to think Top Head Kiss + associated material won't be the next trilogy.

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    4. I'm not saying it won't be the next trilogy they play in its entirety. I'm saying maybe it shouldn't be. And is there a rule that they can't play an album all the way through more than once? I think people just have it in their heads that since Pornography was played in 2002 that it can't ever be done again. And have they then also ruled out ever playing Disintegration again?

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  26. i was thinking...perhaps they will play the same set they played last time they played their in 84....plus extra stuff

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    1. That'd be awesome. Maybe for a LoveCats/Top encore?

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    2. I Hope so, he's a very cool guy!

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  28. Looks like they're trying to stop the touts a little....
    *Maximum Tickets is 4 tickets per household across all show dates (not per show), any customers who purchase more than 4 may have their additional orders cancelled
    Lead bookers names will appear on The Ticket Factory receipt enclosed with tickets; lead bookers will need to provide matching ID on the evening of the performance to gain access to the venue

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    1. Its the same conditions as the run of Kate Bush concerts at the same venue. And YES they did check IDs against the lead booker name.

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    2. of course, I forgot about that. I wonder how strict they'll be checking across both dates. I'm keen to go to both but need 4 for one night and 2 for the other.

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    3. What ID do you need.??
      I am hoping to go but don't have any valid photographic ID at the moment...

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  29. Andy was at the after party after the Teenage Cancer Trust show earlier this year...not a bad idea, Marco...

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  30. I don't expect a cmplete surprise set, i don't believe at all in them playing the top album, but a lesser 'festival set' indeed, maybe as explained Craig to test songs live before the next Trilogy.

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  31. after RAH this year I would not bother going to two consequetive nights again....the set will be exactly the same both nights...id put £100 on it

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  32. So 30 years ago in Hammersmith they played the following. Perhaps the gigs will echo some of this:

    1984-05-09

    Shake Dog Shake
    Play For Today
    The Drowning Man
    M
    Primary
    Dressing Up
    Wailing Wall
    The Hanging Garden
    Piggy In The Mirror
    Charlotte Sometimes
    The Empty World
    Bananafishbones
    The Walk
    One Hundred Years
    Give Me It
    A Forest
    The Top
    Happy The Man
    Bird Mad Girl

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  33. Maybe the surprise will be the return of Phil Thornalley.

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