Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Cure in Denver (06-05-16)

June 5th, 2016
Fiddler's Greeen Amphitheatre in Denver, CO
Sold Out! Doors at 6:00 PM Mountain
The Twilight Sad 7:00 - 7:40 / The Cure 8:04 - 10:53
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They're excellent!

Setlist: Out of This World, Pictures of You, Closedown, High, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, The Last Day of Summer, Cold, A Strange Day, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Fascination Street, The Hungry Ghost, 39, Bloodflowers

1st encore: It Can Never Be the Same, Want, Shake Dog Shake, Burn

2nd encore: At Night, M, Play for Today, A Forest

3rd encore: Hot Hot Hot!!!, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Let's Go to Bed

4th encore: Lullaby, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Reviews: Reverb (and photos)

Photos: Fox 31 / Westword

Videos: Pictures of You 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Last Day of Summer / Fascination Street / Fascination Street & The Hungry Ghost / 39 1 - 2 - 3 / It Can Never Be The Same 1 - 2  - 3 / It Can Never Be The Same & Want & Shake Dog Shake / Burn / M / A Forest / Hot Hot Hot / Lullaby 1 - 2 - 3 / Boys Don't Cry / various clips 1 - 2

Periscopes: Full main set (YouTube)/ 1st encore (YouTube) / 2nd encore (YouTube) / 3rd encore (YouTube) / 4th encore (YouTube)

Clips: RS on the Denver altitude / Cold 1 - 2 / A Strange Day 1 - 2 / Fascination Street / It Can Never Be The Same / Play For Today 1 - 2 / A Forest (extended bit)

Preview articles: KUNC







No need for reporters tonight, as I'll be there doing them myself. :) 6th show of this current tour and I could not be more excited!

If you're still looking for tickets, I will be posting any last minute offers on Twitter (I'm @CraigatCoF).

63 comments:

  1. good effort - how many are you doing in total?

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    1. 10 in the US. Not completely ruling out doing something crazy, and trying to get to London. It's a real longshot, but telling myself "maybe". :)

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    2. Have a blast all and you to Craig !! I joke with hubby about flying to London as well !!!!

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    3. Have a blast all and you to Craig !! I joke with hubby about flying to London as well !!!!

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    4. I think you should come to London and meet your British fans. Mind you, I'd be VERY happy with last night's set!

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  2. Do it! Just the six for us - NYC later this month then London. Can't wait - loving the varied setlist this tour.

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  3. for me i'm doing
    KC
    Chicago x2
    Montreal
    NYC night 1
    Madrid
    Lisbon

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    1. You caved and decided to do msg after all?!

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    2. Yeah. I would've preferred the Boston gig TBH. But Boston is expensive and I have a billion friends in NYC

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  4. Are you Periscoping too? :D Have a blast!

    Signed,
    muy_curiosa

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    1. Hell no! When I'm at a show, I'm on my phone as little as possible. Send out the song title as fast as I can, maybe a quick photo, but that's it. If there's a rare song or tour debut, I may record it, but probably not. And certainly not tonight.

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    2. Yeah. ^_^ I can't imagine enjoying the show while scoping. It's very kind of people when they do but it takes away from enjoying the performance I would think.

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    3. I'm with Craig on this. I'm fine tweeting song titles, but I'm too excited for the show to scope or film. I think if I made a video, the sound would be some Cure, the rest just me singing along and cheering.

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    4. I'm with Craig on this. I'm fine tweeting song titles, but I'm too excited for the show to scope or film. I think if I made a video, the sound would be some Cure, the rest just me singing along and cheering.

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  5. Welcome to Denver, Cure fans! Let's hope for a great crowd tonight!

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  6. Has anyone who has been to a previous show noticed if they had youth sized merchandise? I'm bringing my daughters to their first, and hopefully not last, Cure show.

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    1. No...they haven't had youth merch and sorry to say but the small is very big still you may want to ask for a xs....I'm not sure they have any

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    2. Thanks! Ladies small it is.

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    3. Lol!!! Yeah that should work..enjoy

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  7. Good luck getting a non-safe show guys! I'll feel bad for you if all they play is great songs!

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  8. I'm here tonight!!! I just heard some sound check

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    1. I heard two songs... I thought it was Charlotte sometimes or other voices... Could of been wrong

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  9. We are overdue for a Bloodflowers night. I hope that they play The Last Day of Summer and the Bloodflowers bookend set.

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    1. Looks like you got your wish...so far this is my favorite show of the tour (on paper).

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    2. ...and it just got better!!

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    3. They could play 'Japanese Whispers' for the rest of the set and I wouldn't care. This is incredible!

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    4. Huh? Getting Japanese Whispers would be incredible, too: The upstairs room, Just one kiss, Lament, Speak my language...

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  10. This isn't directly related to the Denver show, but just had a bizarre Aha! moment. It just dawned on me that the designs on some of the shirts, particularly the ones resembling flowers might be a direct representation of the Fibonacci sequence. I initially thought the shirts looked very Bloodflowers-esque. The very perceptive fans who are already familiar with the sequence may have already noticed this. The spirogragh type patterns consisting of dots are no doubt symbolic of the sequence as manifested in nature (for example pinecones, flower petals etc.). The numerical sequence can also appear in the form of a spiral. I might be delusional but in one of the images shown during a live performance of a particular song (forgot which one), there appear to be crudely drawn orange-ish spirals in the background. Could that be a subliminal message? Or maybe I'm reading too closely and going nuts? In either case it will be interesting to see how the Fibonacci sequence dovetails into the new album's theme (assuming there is a new album..haha). I've always been fascinated by the intersection between science, nature and art.

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    1. Is it nuts to respond to one's own post? I forgot to ask if current tour merchandise will eventually be made available online. I was too impatient to wait in the long line at HB and as a result did not buy the merch. I don't think the band is $$ hungry as far as merchandise sales, but there is tremendous potential to move a lot more merchandise if it is made available for online purchase (with reasonable shipping costs).

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  11. Much better setlist so far. I want to see this setlist at the 1st london show

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  12. Much better setlist so far. I want to see this setlist at the 1st london show

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  13. Sorry to hear that they didn't play Alt.End for you in Denver, Craig...

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  14. Best one so far. Glad you were there, Craig
    Hope to get one just as great in NYC.

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  15. Wonder, if Watching me fall or some other epic was cut spontaneously, because the main set seems pretty short with only 16 songs played. Anyhow, nice setlist.

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    1. I agreed, I think they cut 'Watching Me Fall', which is a 12 minute song live

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  17. Robert sings of the heart to "it can never be the same". I think it was not the same from other times.

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  18. Just found out this website to download the Periscope videos: http://www.downloadperiscopevideos.com/

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  19. Thank you, thank you Misty for the awesome scope!!! It was a treat to wake up to this morning!

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  20. Craig, are you at 20 years now for Chain of Flowers? I can't believe I've been following your site for that long! Through my 20s,30s, now 40s, OMG. Thank you!

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  21. That was just blow the doors off crazy! Loved the Forest jam. The fan next to me was bawling with joy. This is truly an insane tour.

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  22. ..no wrong number! wtf? ;)

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  23. So excited to be driving down from Canada for the show tomorrow. Haven't seen them in almost 20 years. There are amazing seats(within the first 5 rows!) going for below face value on resale sites right now.

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    1. My friend and I will be on the rooftop patio of the Ox Cart Ale House beforehand as well if you want to join us for a pint. I'll be the bearded guy with the Disintegration shirt on ;)

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  24. Just saw the set from last night...

    WTF? No 'Weedy Burton'???

    Ha ha... I would say the 'Craig' factor resulted in one hell of a set list. I mean that 1-2-3 punch of Summer/Cold/Strange Day...

    That's worth the ticket price alone.

    Does anyone get the feeling that Robert just hits a 'random organizer' button on these set lists?

    It's high time for another tour debut, come on Minneapolis, make it happen!

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  25. Thought it odd that Lullaby got tacked onto the 4th encore instead of the main set list where it usually appears. Seems like they selected the same subset of songs from Bloodflowers that have been played previously, wonder if they had already predetermined which songs from each album will be played, i.e., not all songs from any single album will get exposure. Set list pretty strong but once you get to the last few encores it seems to fall into a definite pattern. Summer was good but RS seemed a bit distracted at times...wonder why he suddenly turned around at one point to look at Jason. The best performance of this was the first one at Houston followed by the one at HB. Finally I couldn't help but notice this venue, at least from the photos, looks a bit more "posh" than most others. Probably a reflection of the local economy/neighborhood?

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  26. They must have known craig was coming..... :)

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  27. Last night was my 7th Cure show. My first was in Miami, during the Wish tour. Last night's performance was their best since my first time in 1992. The atmosphere at a Cure show is incomparable. Robert takes us on a roller coaster of sensations and emotions from tears to joy and everything in between, with everything he has. Robert's goodnight came with his declaration that we would see him again. With that, I left with a smile and a night I could never forget. Thank you.

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  28. Twight sad kicked ass. Wow. Nice show :)

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  29. Oh ya..... thanks for playing "wrong car "

    You guys are an unbelievable. THANKS TO THE CURE.... I FOUND A FAVORITE BAND...

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  30. As always. The cure... un real. It's always magic in the air when they play.
    :)

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  31. As always. The cure... un real. It's always magic in the air when they play.
    :)

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