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Saturday, July 30, 2016

The Cure in Perth, AU (07-31-16)

July 31st, 2016
Perth Arena in Perth, Australia  
Box Office opens 5:30pm / Doors 6:30pm 
The Cure 8:05 - 10:58 / No opening band
Start times in the US are 5 am Pacific, 6 am Mountain, 7 am Central, 8 am Eastern on Sunday morning.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Friday I'm in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Bananafishbones, Lullaby, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Jupiter Crash, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Prayers For Rain, Disintegration

1st encore: It Can Never Be The Same, Want, Burn, A Forest

2nd encore: Shake Dog Shake, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wrong Number

3rd encore: The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Close to Me

4th encore: Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go to Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Thanks so much to , , , , , and for set reports, photos, videos and scopes!

And thank you so much to the great fans in Hawaii, New Zealand, and Australia for all of the help on this leg of the tour! We all appreciate it so much!

And as always, THANK YOU to The Cure for doing it all again and giving us so much joy! And THANK YOU Cure crew for making it happen!

Reviews: West Australian / Perth Now

Videos: Plainsong / A Night Like This / Friday I'm in Love / Doing the Unstuck / Lullaby / High / Lovesong / Just Like Heaven / Disintegration / Burn / A Forest / Shake Dog Shake / The Walk / Let's Go to Bed / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry  

Periscopes: 1 - 2 

Clips: Doing the Unstuck - Bananafishbones - Disintegration - Want - Robert in between songsWrong Number 1 - 2 - The Lovecats - Deep Green Sea - Boys Don't Cry 

28 comments:

  1. Has anyone else mentioned yet that the Greatest Hits comp has re-entered the ARIA albums Top 50 at #27?? Yay!!!

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  2. The weather here is pretty wild today!
    Certainly a "clouds and love" day haha!
    I have an early entry ticket so will be glad to get inside!

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    1. Weather certainly is a bit of a challenge here in Perth but hope you can get close to a wind break to get out of the weather. Last show for Australia tonight sadly but so looking forward to it

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  3. waaah,what sinister Prayers For Rain!!! Looove!!!

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  4. Thanks to The Cure for so many great shows and thanks to Craig for all his work. It was fun waking up at 8 AM NY time, checking twitter, and realizing I could watch a 'scope live of the last show on this leg. I guess we're all going to be 'scoping in the afternoon during the Euro tour. :)

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  5. Thanks Craig for your hard work and dedication, much appreciated!

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  6. Yay Cure!!!! The way this year's going it'll be no time at all before I'm seeing them in Germany. Can't believe it's flying by. Thanks Craig!

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  7. Step into the light has really dropped off the set list lately

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    1. I happen to like it 10x more than ICNBTS!

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  8. Porno, The Exploding Boy, 2 Late, SDWAY, the top too...

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    1. I hope to see at least two of these songs when I see them in Manchester. I hope they change up the encores a little bit too because you can more or less predict what encores 2-4 will be.

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  9. Don't know if you still do curespotting Craig, but I was watching eye on L.A. today, ep.0616 and the host was at a bar in Fullerton called Totally 80's and on the cocktail menu they had drinks named after several 80's bands including The Cure. Tito's handmade vodka,olive juice,bloody mary mix,olive garnish $9.

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  10. Another successful tour segment has quickly come to pass (sigh). We were momentarily drawn so close and now it's gone in a flash...
    I enjoyed following the shows every other night at some ungodly hour...the anticipation injected a bit of excitement into an otherwise drab (albeit somewhat sleepless) weeknight...Lol. I appreciate all of the efforts of Craig and the team of scopers, YouTubers, and reporters.

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  11. Speaking of anticipation, I have to be brutally honest....I was a bit taken aback by the uniformity of the sets throughout the Oceania leg. Maybe the subconscious is reacting....Yesterday I had a bizarre dream about the setlists suddenly being played in reverse (starting with encore 4, ending with main set). The very next day I had a strange dream about seeing the band playing in South Korea (of all places)...but instead of a great time it was a total disaster...woke up in a cold sweat before realizing it was a nightmare. Sorry if it's TMI.....

    Going back to the point above: Few posters have dared to address the elephant in the room.....so if my doing so risks being tarred and feathered by diehard loyalists, then so be it. I was a bit baffled by the lack of surprises. The striking similarities between this show and the one in Melbourne (among others) caused a bit of deja vu. Setlists are nearly the same except for a few minor tweaks, with Adelaide being the sole outlier. If these were NA shows, the grumbling would have begun early on (right around the time of the Sydney show). This perhaps highlights the difference in culture between the brash, outspoken Americans ("ugly" Americans?) and Aussies/Kiwis, who might be a bit more easygoing/less prone to whining. To be fair, I don't exclude myself from the former category. Europeans/Canadians probably fall somewhere in between on the
    outspoken scale. Those in Latin America likely will be honest but remain generally respectful. Asians would likely refrain from expressing any opinion deemed remotely negative, due to being conditioned early on of the importance of maintaining "face." In that respect I consider myself a total outlier (always have been...lol). These are gross overgeneralizations, to be sure. They're observations, nothing more. One thing I noticed is that the bellyaching by Americans may have resulted in more varied setlists on the NA leg. It might be just a coincidence, but it seemed that the "greasy wheel got the grease." Granted, there were fewer shows in Oceania to compare to, but there were enough of them to form a representative sample. Another explanation could be that the early complainers experienced such backlash that now far fewer people dare make mention of "safe" setlists. Yet another possibility is that the band doesn't want to exhaust its supply of practiced but yet to be played songs. Or maybe they simply weren't in the mood and/or didn't want to go off the beaten path. Dismal ticket sales at last show didn't help either...could be any number of explanations. Whatever the reason, I was surprised they didn't end this segment of the tour with more of a flourish.

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    1. I do agree that the B-sides seemed to have mostly disappeared from the setlist somewhere along the way.

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    2. I think you're over thinking it massively...99% of the concert goers aren't tracking their setlists. The band is interested in putting on individually great shows, it doesn't matter if they bear resemblances to each other

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  12. Coming from own Kiwi experience, I was so excited to see the band and I did have a mild tinge of sadness they didn't play any Bloodflowers tracks or my two dream moments This Twilight Garden and 2 Late. But the fact they came here again is more than greatly appreciated, it is such a long journey to come and play one show and I am certain I would be correct in thinking the majority of NZ fans are so happy to have seen them again. I hold hope to see them again one day, Robert did say Hope to see you again, he was clutching his chest as if overcome with emotion, which might suggest he knows it is the last time they will play here, but we can dream....without a dream there is nothing....Thanks Robert, Simon, Jason, Roger and Reeves for coming and playing for us!

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    1. Totally agree, its not every year they turn up on NZ shores is it!
      I mean 2007 was a long time ago and glad I went to that one but previous to that is was like 1992 on the Wish tour they were here, I was only 5 then so hence I missed it!!
      To see Roberts humility and graciousness before he left the stage was just awesome, and hey we had a setlist that had everything, yes there wasn't the b sides or anything like like but Robert did say it was a set for everyone.

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    2. I keep hoping that he will tour again, but I'm very thankful that I've gotten to see them, this tour.

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  13. I attended Melbourne show and have no complaints about the setlist, similar to the NZ folk here I was more than happy that they would take the long trek out here, .. appreciated every moment. What a night filled with love and joy. 🙏🏼

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  14. To be honest, it seems again a sort of "nostalgia" act..i respect that. I'm happy that they still around..but it makes me a little bit sad. I prefer group like Portishead that come out with something to say, maybe you must wait for 10 tears..but then, something happens. I dont see the sense to do a World Tour, such a big thing to play again all the hits and the most popular song..it's like you're saying "hallo, i'm alive". Yes, you are alive. But where is the creativity? See Bowie..another example..he made music till the end, with courage and curiosity..he took a risk. It's the very first time that i really wonder if i must go or not to a Cure concert. I dont care so much about the past, it's not enough.

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    1. Yeah but you're never happy with them anyway. You distinctly fall into that category of Cure fan, that is rarely to never appeased by them. To compare them to Bowie, is so dumb. Bowie was always an individual artist, who only had various touring bands. He was never a "band". He changed his look and sound per album, in drastic measure because he had the freedom to do so. If the Cure did that, "fans" like you, would be even more critical and disapproving than you already are

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  15. Seeing The Cure live is always a magical experience.
    Do I wish the setlist had more surprises? Of course. I would have loved to have heard my girls..... ie, Elise, Charlotte or Faith.
    But, I will take whatever I can get.
    For the record, the Adelaide concert was my favourite. I don't know if it was the vibe or the changes in the setlist, but it was just SO MUCH FUN!!!!

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  16. I did melbourne and adelaide and yeah, it was brilliant. reading a setlist on paper (and I did that throughout the usa leg) is NOTHING like being there. a pretty obvious statement but one probably worth making!

    M

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  17. luca, I really appreciate your sentiments. I feel much the same way and that kept me at home this US tour, but when they closed out in Miami, my old home town, and I remembered the 1992 Wish tour, I felt a pit in my stomach..because, the alternative of there being a world where you cant look forward to a cure tour, no matter how nostalgic, makes me weep. so, I am looking into European bookings.. :) also, totally love me some Portishead!

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