Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Cure in NYC (06-18-16)

June 18th, 2016
Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Sold Out! / Doors at 7 PM Eastern
The Twilight Sad 8 - 8:40 / The Cure 9:07 -11:43
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They're excellent!

Twilight Sad setlist: Reflection of the Television, Last January, That Summer at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy, Don't Move, It Never Was the Same, There's A Girl in the Corner, And She Would Darken the Memory

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Like Cockatoos, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Jupiter Crash, Want, The Hungry Ghost, Prayers For Rain, Disintegration

1st encore: It Can Never Be The Same, Pornography

2nd encore: Step Into the Light, Us or Them, Burn

3rd encore: Last Dance, Lullaby, Never Enough, Fascination Street

4th encore: Perfect Girl, Hot Hot Hot!!!, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Reviews: New York Times / Billboard 

Photos: Concert Chick / MSG / Village Voice (photos of fans) / Brooklyn Vegan  / It's a Perfect Day

Videos: Twilight Sad - Reflection of the Television / That Summer at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy / It Never Was the Same / And She Would Darken the Memory

The Cure - Plainsong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / A Night Like This 1 - 2 / Push / In Between Days 1 - 2 / Doing the Unstuck 1 - 2 / Friday I'm in Love 1 - 2 - 3 / Like Cockatoos / The Caterpillar 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / The Walk 1 - 2 / Lovesong / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Jupiter Crash 1 - 2 / Want / Prayers For Rain / Prayers for Rain & Disintegration / It Can Never Be The Same 1 - 2 / It  Can Never Be the Same & Pornography / Pornography 1 - 2 - 3 / Step Into the Light 1  - 2 - 3 / Us or Them / Burn / Last Dance 1 - 2 - 3 / Lullaby 1 - 2 - 3 / Never Enough / Fascination Street 1 - 2 - 3 / The Perfect Girl / Close to Me / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 

Periscopes:Twilight Sad 1 - 2 - 3 / Cure 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 

Clips: Twilight Sad - Last January 1 - 2 - 3 , It Never Was the Same , And She Would Darken the Memory 1 - 2 - 3 , end of set ovation / Cure - "I speak so fucking clearly" 


Preview articles: New York Times / Brooklyn Vegan

Pre-show meet up at Stitch NYC (Upstairs Bar) 5 PM.

Post show afterparty at Slake. Doors open at 9:30 PM.




A photo posted by AMF (@andyjmf) on


From The New Yorker (Thanks Thomas)





















 



 Keep checking Ticketmaster, as tickets have been available off & on, for the last few days. The same goes for Night 2 & 3. Tickets still available right now. Also check at the box office.


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.

59 comments:

  1. "Praying" for The Kiss or Underneath the Stars!!!

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    1. And I'm hoping for The Big Hand

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    2. "The Big Hand"'s my favorite b-side. Incredible song.

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    3. I've been really digging on The Big Hand lately. Some truly beautiful guitar parts.

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  2. I'm going Sunday night. I would love to hear Club America live.

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    1. Oh man, when was the last time this was played?

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    2. Would be so great to hear it live with this lineup

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    3. Club America was last played in Mexico 2008. Before that 1996.

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    4. Somewhere around that time. I've been searching for a bootleg of it for years . But I've never seen it surface...

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    5. There are a few '96 bootlegs on Dime and a couple on Zomb if tou have access to thse sites.

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    6. http://thesamedeepwaterasyou.com/?page_id=3378

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    7. I've got all three shows from Mexico City 2007 including (obviously) Club America, they all sound VG+ more or less.

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    1. That's where New York has been for awhile now.

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    2. Oh, you mean the one where the Cavs complete their improbable comeback? ;)

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  4. Packing my bags now and driving up today from D.C. Going to all three msg shows and then Merriwether... Vacation in effect. Bringing my friend along who has never seen them live before. I'm very jealous of him actually...

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    1. "The Figurehead" is my favorite "Pornography" track. So amazing.

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    2. Big fan of 'The Figurehead' too. I'd say my best live version (to date?) will have to be from the Festival 2005 DVD.

      Hated the Trilogy version, it reminded me of a track you listen to while playing an arcade game, a damn good game though.

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    3. The version on Festival 2005 is great UNTIL the 'local reference' which always spoils it for me for some reason...

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    4. Just occurred to me, what if they were playing in Hong Kong and did The Figurehead? 'Chinese art and Chinese girls' doesn't sound very good...

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  6. Also for the Stitch preshow meet up..instead of upstair bar you should have said "The Upstairs Room" Missed opportunity ;)

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  7. How about NY Trip today? It's not a bad song.

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  9. Any parking tips? Friends are getting in soon and the garage we are in is already full

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  10. After watching 25 shows on this tour from afar, I am excited to finally be in the arena tonight! The first of four shows for me. Thank you!! Cheers!

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  11. Missed the bus from Philly. Jumping in the car.

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  12. I remember disintegration tour in philly for my first ever concert, with my Dad, who didn't know what to expect! A goth army and plainsong bombarded his senses back then. LOL Thx Dad! Looking forward to tonight with a similar excitement despite all of the years gone by. It never gets old! Thanks to The Cure for keeping going for us fans, I'm happy for whatever we might get tonight and so appreciative of your authenticity and longevity. Thx also to Craig for this special forum. Hope to meet some of you tonight at the pre-show!
    Chris in Philly
    (Via the wife!)

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  13. I don't see any seats on the main floor... How's it going to be like? Just like any general admission section? Are people queuing for this?
    Does anyone know?

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    1. If you mean the photo posted by Andy from The Twilight Sad, that was earlier today. Chairs are put out after the load in, so they're not in the way. There will be chairs on the floor tonight.

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  14. Would think NYC should get the tri-factor set list...Disintegration,Wish n BLOODFLOWERS but it will be all about the encores ! 3 night stand should hopefully bring some more live debut in2016 ...Lets hope we get a couple of gifts from RS & CO ...UNDERNEATH THE STARS, THE PROMISE, THE KISS, GOING NOWHERE,A BOY I NEVER KNEW, PLEASE COME HOME, SAME DEEP WATER AS YOU, IT USED TO BE ME , 10:15 SATURDAY NIGHT, KILLING AN ARAB, GRINDING HOLT, THREE IMAGINERY BOYS , FIRE IN CAIRO , FEAR OF GHOSTS , CHAIN OF FLOWERS , APART, LOST ...I would even go for a replacement or two of the hits package adding THE ONLY ONE , MAYBE SOMEDAY ...WHATEVER we get is gift from the best band with the most diverse catalogue that keeps us all WANTING MORE !!!

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    1. Porl is not in the group! Do not think of that!

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  15. Why didn't I proof that ...LEAVING THE FOLLOWING OFF...FAITH, ALL CATS ARE GREY, TO WISH IMPOSSIBLE THINGS , ...too many ...more

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  16. any word on what was sound checked today?

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  17. What a condescending review by "The New York Times"; there's nothing less honest, less comforting, and more depressing than U2's crappy output over the last 15 years, but would the Times make fun of that? No.

    Typical New York Times -- anti- Bernie Sanders, anti-Robert Smith.

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    1. Fuck The New York Times, Fuck Rock N' Roll

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  18. We are in. Nice set twilight sad.

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  19. Any surprises in soundcheck ?

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  20. Nine songs from Disintegration! Only left out 'Same Deep Water' and of course 'Homesick' and 'Untitled' which haven't been played since, what, 2004? I'd love to hear this line-up do 'Untitled'!

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    1. I would loooove to hear Homesick and Untitled. Homesick has been one of my absolute favorites for some time now (the bass, the keyboards, the lyrics, the voice...), and I've always felt like Untitled was the perfect way to wrap up the album. Just brilliant.

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    2. Untitled is the best album closer the Cure have ever done- and I know there are a lot of greats in that category: End, Fight, Pornography, It's Over, Bloodflowers, even Faith, but Untitled is that perfect blend of melancholy and hope and it also maintains the feel of the entire album. In fact, TC2004 is the only recent album that had a less than stellar closing track, hence the reason one could debate either The Promise or Going Nowhere as the closer (and a few who only had the vinyl might argue This Morning)

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  21. I'm staying at holiday inn in the meadowlands and the same three buses of the road crew that I saw in Chicago were parked in front of the hotel today. Doubt the band stays at any of the hotels in New Jersey

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    1. Many times bands do stay in Secaucus cause there is no place in the city that they can park their buses (or even worse, idle thier buses) thanks to Bloomberg

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    2. Many times bands do stay in Secaucus cause there is no place in the city that they can park their buses (or even worse, idle thier buses) thanks to Bloomberg

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    3. The crew, sure, but there's no way the Cure are staying in NJ for 3 days. They don't need their buses again until these MSG shows are done anyway.

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    4. They are definitely not staying in NJ

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  22. "Don't underestimate the staggering drawing power of the Garden State"...DOGMA 1999

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  23. I thought the sound was subpar. Wished they had don't Edge of the Deep Green Sea and The Forest. Also think like the Beacon shows they should have just did the while albums front to back.

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  24. I thought the sound was subpar. Wished they had don't Edge of the Deep Green Sea and The Forest. Also think like the Beacon shows they should have just did the while albums front to back.

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  25. Looking at the photo of the setlist, there's a note with an * above FIIL indicating Sat feels like Fri in NYC... LOL.
    Doesn't everyday feel like Friday (or Sat) in NYC? After all, it's "the city that never sleeps"...💤... yeah, yeah, I know it's trite (couldn't help myself). 😴 When the band is touring, I wonder if they get the "every day feels the same" syndrome in which one day becomes indistinguishable from the next. Going back to that setlist note, it's a bit strange that it appears there as I'm sure the bandmates need no explanation as to why it's being played? Maybe it's just a cue for RS to explain to audience before playing it. In any event, despite it being an "internal" document, I'm sure the band is well aware these setlists eventually make their way to COF after the show so that us fans will eventually see (and scrutinize) it? LOL. Guess that means someone needs to do their due diligence to make sure the setlists that are circulated to fans are free of any potentially embarrassing side notes/handwritten notes/chicken scratch/food or other stains not intended to be viewed by fans? HAHA....Definitely don't want a scenario similar to the taco bowl gaffe by a certain presidential candidate (unintended background images appearing in photo!) (Sorry could not help myself... It is NYC after all...) 😬😱

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  26. RS appears to be in a jovial mood, at least from the 1 or 2 brief clips I've seen so far. I appreciated the emergence of a second (or is it now third?) speech on RS and his mumbling. It is a highlight of the clips, I actually look forward to viewing these impromptu asides almost as much as, if not more than the songs themselves. �� One thing that I've noticed: RS only speaks clearly, enunciating each word one by one, when he's denying that he mumbles or speaks incoherently! In other words, a direct correlation between speech clarity and level of denial. �� Not long after, though, he'll resume his normal fast paced babble. Maybe the band should consider bringing a captionist on board at every show... (No offense to the actual hearing impaired). I think RS implied the audience might have some hearing issues...could mean some of us need to stop blasting Cure music on those headphones? I hope that doesn't put him off from talking. Personally, I would not mind if RS spent 30 minutes of each show just talking. I know time is of the essence at these shows which is probably why the band dives right into the music and keeps chatter to a minimum. Maybe the RS could set aside a small block of time right after The Twilight Sad during the warmup/pre-show dedicated just to talking? Doesn't have to be about anything in particular....he could be reading passages from his favorite books for all I care. I think a lot of fans relish the sound of his voice regardless of what he's saying or even whether they understand a word...
    Speaking of talking, I probably need to tone down these long-winded posts...LOL.

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  27. No shake dog shake last night. Hoping for a top set for night 2 or 3.

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  29. Missed last nights show. Got caught up in the nightlife of NYC. Tobin I hope you enjoyed the seats :) will be there tonight for sure :)

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