Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Cure in Minneapolis-St. Paul (06-07-16)

June 7th, 2016
Xcel Energy Center in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
Tickets still available / Doors at 6:30 PM Central
The Twilight Sad 7:30 - 8:10 / The Cure 8:35 -11:33
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They're excellent!

Setlist: Tape / Open, alt.end, A Night Like This, The Walk, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, The Snakepit, Pictures of You, The Perfect Girl, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Dressing Up, Lullaby, Fascination Street, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, One Hundred Years, End

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

2nd encore: If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Charlotte Sometimes, A Forest

3rd encore: Never Enough, Burn, Wrong Number

4th encore: Hot Hot Hot, The Caterpillar, Let's Go To Bed, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Thanks so much to tonight's fantastic team - Jeremy, , , , , !

Reviews: City Pages (This one is so idiotic!) / Star Tribune / Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Photos: Glide Magazine / Xcel Energy Center / Star Tribune

Videos: Entire show / 1 hour & 10 minutes of the show / Push / In Between Days 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / High / Lovesong / Lullaby 1 - 2 / Fascination Street / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / Charlotte Sometimes / Burn / Hot Hot Hot / Close to Me 1 - 2 / various clips

Periscopes: Twilight Sad / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 /

Clips: Dressing Up / Lovesong / Perfect Girl / In Between Days / Fascination Street / It Can Never Be The SameTwilight Sad - There's a Girl in the Corner

Preview articles: Star Tribune / CBS Minnesota





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Happy Hour
Xcel Energy Center will host a happy hour for fans at Gate 1 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and will feature happy hour pricing.

Happier Hour
The Bud Light Fan Zone, located at Gate 4 of the arena, will open at 5:30 p.m. and will offer happy hour pricing from 5:30 - 7 p.m. plus a full-service bar and dinner menu.

Happiest Hour
Join us for dinner before the show at Jack Daniel’s Old No. 7 Club. This private space on the RBC Wealth Management Club Level allows you to enter the arena, relax and enjoy dinner and drinks before heading to your seats. Plus happy hour pricing from 5:30 - 7 p.m. with dinner purchase. Pre-purchase dinner now.

If you're going to the show and wouldn't mind sending in the live setlist or anything else, please let me know. Twitter, email, text, Facebook, whatever works best for you. Thanks!

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

41 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! Can't wait! Here's hoping for a Faith set, and lots of Disintegration and Pornography songs!!! I would die to see The Same Deep Water As You performed live... Never seen it live at a concert. Also, I would die and go to heaven if they played The Promise (but of course never holding my breath). So not expecting to die tonight, but you never know!!!! :) The Cure like to surprise us sometimes.

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  2. This is going to be an excellent show...a night off and a city that The Cure haven't played in twenty years! Whatever set they choose is going to be epic.I can't wait! Enjoy the show everyone!

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    1. The nice thing is that The Cure can literally play anything from their song catalog and I will love it all. I can count on one hand the songs I don't much care for out of their 300+-song catalogue and they never play those songs anyway... So I basically love it all, although partial to the darker stuff... Yes, it will be epic for sure. So excited.

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  3. Being in Minnesota will they break out an "in tribute" Prince cover?
    Hmmm...

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    1. Today IS Prince's birthday!!!

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    2. Niiice...
      I didn't realize that when I wrote that...
      That would be pretty cool...

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  4. I was thinking the same thing. Paul McCartney did this on his tour stop. I bet one dollar that we hear 'Starfish and Coffee'.

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  5. Prince/Cure mashups they could do:

    I Could Never Take The Place of Your Perfect Boy
    U Got The Kiss
    Baby I'm Underneath The Stars

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    I'm here all week folks!

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  6. Looking for 1 ticket, preferably on the floor

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  7. I read in a previous post that there were excess tickets available for the Minneapolis (St. Paul) show, somewhat rare for a Cure concert. Maybe St. Paul isn't much of a Cure town? Probably more of a Prince town? Sorry couldn't help myself....hehe. Bad joke? In any case I'm sure the locals attending this show will no doubt shower the band with the trademark warm "Minnesota Nice" welcome. Wonder what happened to the unfortunate group whose seats got moved back when stage setup was reconfigured. I do recall RS's all caps post on this awhile back. He must've been genuinely concerned since he does not post often. Not the band's fault, but wonder why they didn't simply re-shift those seats so they were the same relative distance from stage. Who knows, hope it all worked out. As for the Prince covers, I'm partial to Little Red Corvette. Awesome song!! Especially the intro. Someone suggested Little Red (Mint) Corvette...that is too clever. Hey what about Kiss? Awful, awful song but so catchy that it sticks in your head whether you like it or not.

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  8. Wow! That's a big clock you have there, Craig! :)

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    1. It's not the size of the clock that matters, it's how you use your hands. :P

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    2. Truer words were never spoken. Your clock usage skills were never in doubt! :P

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  9. incredible how a clock can build so much suspense

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  10. Clock is back ! Clock worship :D

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  11. Love that the Cure is also Purple for Prince tonight :)

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  12. Wow, that second encore was especially amazing tonight. Robert nailed The Caterpillar tonight too :)

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  13. Don't get me wrong, I know there's no perfect setlist that everybody can agree on, BUT I don't get the point of those Rock Encores: "Want", "Never Enough", "Wrong number" and "Shake dog shake" are great songs to be played live but aren't they exactly what a main set is supposed to deal with? Just skip "Alt.end" and "The end of the world" (or replace them with "Before Three", "The perfect boy", "Underneath the stars" or "Going nowhere" if it's about playing songs from the last two albums) and ... Boom ... here come the "Faith"-, "Pornography"-or "Three imaginary boys" - Encores.

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    1. I agree with you , the same wishes from me ;)

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  14. Anybody think there's any significance to the purple guitar being used during "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep"? Supposedly Prince had been unable to sleep for a couple of days before his death. It's either a gesture or a joke (and a good one at that).

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    1. I thought about that too when I saw the purple guitar posts, I don't think it was a 'joke' more so a nod to the situation...

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