Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The Cure in Gothenburg (Oct. 12th, 2016)

October 12th, 2016
Scandinavium in Gothenburg, Sweden
Tickets still available / Doors at 6 PM
The Twilight Sad 7:30 - 8:10 / The Cure 8:35 - 11:18
US start times for The Cure are 2:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 PM Central, 12:30 PM Mountain, and 11:30 AM Pacific
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Fascination Street, A Strange Day, A Night Like This, The Walk, The Baby Screams, Sleep When I'm Dead, Push, In Between Days, Friday I'm in Love, Boys Don't Cry, Pictures of You, High, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, alt.end, One Hundred Years, Give Me It

1st encore: At Night, M, Play For Today, A Forest

2nd encore: Lullaby, Burn, Never Enough,Wrong Number

3rd encore: The Lovecats, Hot Hot Hot, The Caterpillar, Let's Go To Bed, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?

Twilight Sad setlist: Reflection of the Television, Last January, I Could Give You All That You Don't Want, It Never Was the Same, There's a Girl in the Corner, The Wrong Car, And She Would Darken the Memory

Thank you so much to , , and for setlist reports tonight!

Photos: Kulturbloggen / Rockfoto

Reviews: GP

Periscopes: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 


  1. Lasse Hard rock cafe. drinking beer and watching Cure on big TV screen!

  2. Hello JC, I'm in Gothenburg now😎 see you soon

  3. Hello! Does anyone want 2 standing tickets for tonights show for free? PM dr dot melbye at gmail dot com

  4. The two tickets are gone. Good to know when I could not make it there

  5. Since my work blocks social media...

    So glad I can follow along via COF!

    Making a Twilight Sad playlist mimicking their set list for the commute home.

  6. Whats with the video game sound FX...Roger?

  7. Any updates from the merchandise tables? Any sight of the limited edition posters?

  8. sets getting much better if only theyd drop wrong number

  9. Not a bad set. Nice to see things being moved around but I preferred the Oslo set. Encore two would have been good as a Disintegration encore with songs from the other shows like Last Dance, Closedown, Disintegration etc. Maybe throw in The Same Deep Water as You.

  10. It’s obvious from looking at this setlist that RS (and company) are working extra hard to keep the mix as fresh and exciting as possible, and judging from the sudden turnaround in how fans are responding it appears the efforts are gradually paying off. It appears one or more members of the band got the “memo” from earlier this week? Haha. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to balance the desires of the band members and incessant demands from fans in creating these sets. It’s not an easy feat to pull off night after night (after night). On the one hand it’s hard from an audience standpoint to NOT want more, but on the other hand I hope the recent uproar hasn’t created undue pressure and headaches for RS & co. Hopefully it will lead to “constructive stress”? I get the feeling RS would much rather stick to a pre-determined “template” with occasional variations rather than have to go through the effort of shuffling these setlists night after night (but that of course is pure speculation). As others have noted, not only do most other bands tend to stick to the same tired, cookie-cutter setlist for the entirety of their tour, but their sets are (generally) substantially shorter. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I’ve been crestfallen by the lackluster concerts of other bands. Nowadays, I won’t bother to go to any concert unless the Cure are in town. The only concert I still regret missing out on after all these years is Simon and Garfunkel’s reunion tour more than a decade ago. It now appears their relationship has reached the point of no return and they will likely never perform together window of opportunity has vanished. In light of the above, I really wanted to express my deep appreciation for the band’s efforts to be as accommodating as possible. However, it appears “no good deed goes unpunished”?

    As far as tonight’s setlist, it looks like alt.end has made a comeback...I was wondering about that one the other day. A Strange of my favorites. Didn’t expect Baby Screams to return to the setlist so soon. It appears LGTB has come back after being “dormant” for two consecutive days.
    Uh oh, this post is getting out of hand again. I was hoping to rein in these excessive posts, but look what happened...

  11. Set list diff to Oslo show:
    - Catch
    - Charlotte Sometimes
    - Doing the Unstuck
    - End
    - It Can Never Be the Same
    - Kyoto Song
    - Open
    - Primary
    - The End of the World
    - The Hungry Ghost
    - This Twilight Garden
    - Trust
    + A Strange Day
    + At Night
    + Give Me It
    + Let's Go to Bed
    + M
    + One Hundred Years
    + Play for Today
    + Sleep When I'm Dead
    + The Baby Screams
    + The Caterpillar
    + The Lovecats
    + alt.end

    12 songs replaced, a 17 seconds encore - great!

    The show was most similar(*) to the Helsinki show (of all European shows so far)
    (*) for some meaning of "similar".

  12. 3 great set lists & good effort for keeping us guessing what's coming. can't wait for berlin.

  13. Göteborgs Posten ;

  14. Really hoping for bloodflowers set tomorrow in copenhagen. Could be as 2012 was wish and 2008 was disintegration in denmark. Fingers crossed!

  15. I was just taking a quick glance at those photos above from Goteborgs-Posten....Some of those photos have to be at least 10 years old. It doesn't even show the right lineup!...LOL.