Friday, August 23, 2019

The Cure play Rock en Seine tonight

August 23rd, 2019
Rock en Seine in France
Scheduled to play from 9 - 11:15 pm

In the US that's a start time of 3 pm eastern, 2 pm central, 1 pm mountain, noon pacific.

Livestream here.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Cure return to Mexico on Oct. 8th



Friday, August 16, 2019

The Cure at Glasgow Summer Sessions

August 16th, 2019
Summer Sessions in Scotland
Scheduled to start at 8:30 pm

In the US that's a start time of 3:30 pm eastern, 2:30 pm central, 1:30 pm mountain, 12:30 pm pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.






 

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The Cure at Flow Festival

August 11th, 2019
Flow Festival in Finland
Scheduled to start at 8:30 pm

In the US that's a start time of 1:30 pm eastern, 12:30 pm central, 11:30 am mountain, 10:30 am pacific.

There will be a livestream here and here, but you will probably need to use a VPN in most places.

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Strange Day, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

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Friday, August 9, 2019

The Cure at Way Out West Festival

August 9th, 2019
Way Out West Festival in Sweden
Scheduled to play from 10 - midnight.

In the US that's a start time of 4 pm eastern, 3 pm central, 2 pm mountain, 1 pm pacific.

There will be a Livestream here, but you will need to use a VPN if outside of Sweden.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, A Night Like This, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Shake Dog Shake, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Cure to release 40 Live: Cureation25 & Anniversary on Oct. 18th

THE CURE

40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY

DELUXE BOX, HARDBOOK DVD, HARDBOOK BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL FORMATS

AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 18th

 VIEW TRAILER <HERE>

PRE-ORDER NOW <HERE>

LONDON, August 8th — Less than a year before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Cure celebrated their 40thanniversary. On October 18th 2019, Eagle Vision will present two special performances in which they commemorated this milestone, when 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY is released in a Limited Edition Deluxe Box (2Blu-ray+4CD, or 2DVD+4CD, each with 40-page book), on Limited Edition Hardbook 2Blu-ray or 2DVD (each with 16 page book), and standalone digital formats.

The first film — CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There– was captured on the tenth and final night of the 25thMeltdown Festival (curated by lead singer Robert Smith) at London’s Royal Festival Hall in June 2018. Presented in HD with 5.1 surround sound, Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper, Roger O’Donnell, and Reeves Gabrels performed a song from each of their 13 studio albums in chronological order, displaying the evolution of The Cure’s music live on stage. At the core of the set, they broke the cycle with some new, unreleased songs – offering a glimpse into the band’s future – before retracing their steps with another song from each album, ending with “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Released in theatres globally only last week, ANNIVERSARY: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London features the band’s acclaimed 29-song, 135-minute anniversary concert. Filmed in one of London’s Royal Parks to a crowd of 65,000 fans, The Cure presented a four-decade deep set on July 7, 2018, including “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong,” “High,” and “The End Of The World.” Adding to the experience, the band is back-dropped by giant screens displaying footage that complements the unique moods and emotive song writing that established The Cure as pioneers of alternative rock. The result is a concert that Rolling Stoneexpressed shows the “unique power in The Cure’s live performance.”

Directed by Tim Pope – the long-time collaborator behind many of The Cure’s music videos and their award-winning 1986 film In Orange– Anniversary is chronicled in 4K with a 5.1 surround sound mix by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett. Pope states “I went to rehearsals in a very cramped studio just the day before the show… I knew as the set list unfolded that the only way to show people The Real Cure was to capture not only the grand, epic dimension of their stage show, but also the close, intimate side of this band simply making music together.”

“This really was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of the band,” Smith exclaimed. “It was a fabulous day none of us will ever forget!”

THE CURE: 40 LIVE – CURÆTION-25 + ANNIVERSARY limited edition Deluxe Box includes gatefold 2x Blu-ray/DVD and 4x CDs, covering both concerts with nearly 9 hours of content, plus a 40 page hardback book. The limited edition Hardbook includes 2x Blu-rays/DVDs and 16 page booklet. CURÆTION-25 and ANNIVERSARY are available as standalone concerts on Digital

CURÆTION-25:

From There To Here | From Here To There

1.     Three Imaginary Boys
2.     At Night
3.     Other Voices
4.     A Strange Day
5.     Bananafishbones
6.     A Night Like This
7.     Like Cockatoos
8.     Pictures Of You
9.     High
10.   Jupiter Crash
11.   39
12.   Us Or Them
13.   It’s Over
14.   It Can Never Be The Same
15.   Step Into The Light
16.   The Hungry Ghost
17.   alt.end
18.   The Last Day Of Summer
19.   Want
20.   From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
21.   Disintegration
22.   If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
23.   Sinking
24.   Shake Dog Shake
25.   One Hundred Years
26.   Primary
27.   A Forest
28.   Boys Don’t Cry


ANNIVERSARY:

1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London

1.     Plainsong
2.     Pictures Of You
3.     High
4.     A Night Like This
5.     The Walk
6.     The End Of The World
7.     Lovesong
8.     Push
9.     Inbetween Days
10.   Just Like Heaven
11.   If Only Tonight
12.   Play For Today
13.   A Forest
14.   Shake Dog Shake
15.   Burn
16.   Fascination Street
17.   Never Enough
18.   From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
19.   Disintegration
20.   Lullaby
21.   Caterpillar
22.   Friday I’m In Love
23.   Close To Me
24.   Why Can’t I Be You
25.   Boys Don’t Cry
26.   Jumping Someone Else’s Train
27.   Grinding Halt
28.   10:15 Saturday Night
29.   Killing an Arab

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

The Cure at Oya Festival

August 7th, 2019
Oya Festival in Norway
Scheduled to play from 8:45 - 11 pm.

In the US that's a start time of 2:45 pm eastern, 1:45 pm central, 12:45 pm mountain, 11:45 am pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

The Cure at Afisha Picnic

August 3rd, 2019
Afisha Picnic in Russia
Scheduled to play from 8:30 - 11 pm.

In the US that's a start time of 1:30 pm eastern, 12:30 pm central, 11:30 am mountain, 10:30 am pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Shake Dog Shake, A Night Like This, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

The Cure at Fuji Rock Festival

July 28th, 2019
Fuji Rock Festival in Japan
Scheduled to play from 9 - 11:15 pm.

In the US that's a start time of 8 am eastern, 7 am central, 6 am mountain, 5 am pacific.

Watch the show live on YouTube.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Shake Dog Shake, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Note: Eden Gallup is taking Simon's place tonight. Simon is fine. All will be explained later.

Video: Interview with Robert.

Update: Here's the statement from The Cure.

“A SERIOUS PERSONAL SITUATION AFFECTING OUR BASSIST SIMON AROSE AFTER THE PALEO FESTIVAL SHOW ON THURSDAY, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SIMON WAS UNABLE TO TRAVEL WITH US TO JAPAN. VERY RELUCTANT TO DISAPPOINT OUR WONDERFUL JAPANESE FANS, AND AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION, WE DECIDED TO GO AHEAD WITH OUR 'FUJI FESTIVAL’ HEADLINE ON SUNDAY, WITH A VERY BRAVE AND VERY EXCELLENT EDEN GALLUP FILLING IN ON BASS! WE ARE ALL VERY GRATEFUL TO ED FOR REACHING OUT ACROSS THE GENERATIONAL DIVIDE TO HELP US OUT, AND JOIN HIM IN WELCOMING HIS DAD BACK FOR OUR SEVEN REMAINING SUMMER FESTIVAL SHOWS, COMMENCING WITH AFISHA PICNIC MOSCOW NEXT SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING; HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE FUJI SHOW AS MUCH AS WE DID, AND SEE YOU ALL VERY SOON… LOVE THE CURE X”

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Cure at Paleo Festival

July 25th, 2019
Paleo Festival in Switzerland
Scheduled to play from 11:30 pm - 1:30 am.
In the US that's a start time of 5:30 pm eastern, 4:30 central, 3:30 mountain, 2:30 pacific.

Live radio broadcast of the show on Couleur3 here.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Shake Dog Shake, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Monday, July 22, 2019

The Cure at Rock the City

July 22nd, 2019
Rock the City in Romania
Scheduled to play from 8:45 - 11 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 1:45 pm eastern, 12:45 pm central, 11:45 am mountain, 10:45 am pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Shake Dog Shake, A Night Like This, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Cure at Colours of Ostrava

July 20th, 2019
Colours of Ostrava in the Czech Republic
Scheduled to play from 9:15 - 11:30 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 3:15 pm eastern, 2:15 central, 1:15 mountain, 12:15 pacific.

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Strange Day, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The Cure at Ejekt Festival

July 17th, 2019
Ejekt Festival in Greece
Scheduled to start at 10:20 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 3:20 pm eastern, 2:20 central, 1:20 mountain, 12:20 pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Shake Dog Shake, A Night Like This, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Cure at Mad Cool Festival

July 13th, 2019
Mad Cool Festival in Spain
Scheduled to play from 11:10 pm (delayed until 11:25) - 1:25 am.
In the US that's a start time of 5:10 pm eastern, 4:10 central, 3:10 mountain, 2:10 pacific.
Livestream here (need a VPN if watching outside of Spain).

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Night Like This, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Video: Full show from the livestream

Reeves and Johnny Fuckin Marr!!!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

The Cure at NOS Alive

July 11th, 2019
NOS Alive in Portugal
Scheduled to start at 12:10 am.
In the US that's a start time of 7:10 pm eastern, 6:10 central, 5:10 mountain, 4:10 pacific.
Livestream here (need a VPN if watching outside of Portugal).

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, A Night Like This, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: Gigwise / Observador / Blitz / JN / Sapo (and lots of photos) / Radio Comercial /

Videos: Full show from the livestream / Just Like Heaven / Just One Kiss / Friday I'm in Love / Boys Don't Cry

Robert Smith Talks the Cure’s ‘Overwhelming’ 40th Anniversary Concert Film


Robert Smith wasn’t ready for the full 4K experience when he sat down to watch a concert film of the Cure’s stunning 2018 Hyde Park concert. “The first close-up of a human face I saw was me,” he says. “It was quite terrifying.”

The recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee says he was initially on the fence about making the film, which is titled Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London and will get a special screening in movie theaters around the world on Thursday, July 11th. People tend to be more self-conscious when they know they’re being filmed, but he decided it was ultimately worth it since it was a momentous occasion.

The gig took place 40 years to the weekend from when the Cure played their first gig in Crawley, and he’d jammed the set list with favorites like “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong” and “Boys Don’t Cry.” So he asked the band’s longtime videographer, Tim Pope, to direct the film “on the sly” with 16 cameras and didn’t tell his bandmates, who had enough to worry about with playing for some 65,000 people that day. Despite his initial fright with the close-up, he’s happy he did it.

“It’s actually quite an overwhelming experience,” he says of the picture. “I thought that I’d be a bit blasé, but I was actually quite taken aback with the whole thing. I’m really pleased we did it because it turned into probably one of the best days we’ve ever had through a combination of just great weather and England’s football team was doing remarkably well in the World Cup. And I picked the bill for the whole day at Hyde Park. … It was just, like, a huge celebration of music.”

Read the rest at Rolling Stone.

Don't forget, the film is out today. Some cities are only showing it tonight, some are showing it multiple times this weekend. Check thecure.film for all screenings in your area.

'Anniversary' screenings in New Orleans update


For New Orleans area Cure fans, some bad news about our screenings of 'The Cure Anniversary'.

First though, the good news...tonight's 7 pm screening at the AMC Palace 20 in Harahan is still on. Weather should still be okay, though obviously check radar and forecasts before heading out, in case something has changed.

Now the bad news...due to Wednesday's city wide flooding, and the theatre taking on water, and the forecast for possibly worse flooding from Tropical Storm Barry this weekend, the Friday screening at The Broad Theater has been cancelled. As of now, Sunday's screening is still a go, but will depend upon what happens on Friday & Saturday.



Saturday, July 6, 2019

The Cure at Roskilde Festival

July 6th, 2019
Roskilde Festival in Denmark
Scheduled to start at 11 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 5 pm eastern, 4 central, 3 mountain, 2 pacific.
Livestream here (need a VPN if watching outside of Denmark).

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Video: Full show from the livestream.

Great NME interview with Robert






















Read the whole thing at NME, but here's the part talking about the new album:

AMBITION IN THE BACK OF A BLACK CAR – THE “MERCILESS” NEW ALBUM

Tim Pope started teasing his new film about The Cure last year, by saying he was working on a special anniversary film containing archive footage alongside the band’s story narrated by Robert Smith. After they found that the format didn’t hold together, they decided to just focus on the London gig. The original idea has not been totally shelved, but won’t be revisited just yet.

“I hate people who write their autobiographies when they’re still alive,” says Smith. “I’d prefer it for them to write it when they’re dead! You know what I mean. They do one, then they go, ‘Here’s my autobiography part two’. I’m not going to do a history of The Cure from my perspective when we’re still going to do something new. What’s the point?”

The “something new” he’s talking about is, excitingly, an album. It’s been over a decade since new music from The Cure, but the wait should be over by the end of 2019. The act of searching for younger talent to play at his Meltdown residency last year left Smith “enthused by their enthusiasm” and it pushed him to create something new. And the band have been working on a huge batch of new songs. While 2008’s acclaimed ‘4:13 Dream’ and its self-titled 2004 predecessor felt very much like a stab at ‘classic Cure’, this new 14th album will see the band push down on the bruise that inspired their morbid ‘80s masterpieces ‘Pornography’ and ‘Disintegration’.

Smith once said he wanted the claustrophobic nihilism of ‘Pornography’ to sound and feel“virtually unbearable”, and it laid down the black runway for the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, Placebo, Deftones, Muse and, arguably, Billie Eilish. It seems only right that The Cure should return to the shadowlands they opened up for so many. So when will the new album be ready?

“It’s changing. It is a work in progress,” says Smith. “We did three weeks in Rockfield Studios in Wales in the early part of the year to try and capture some genuine Welsh doom and gloom. It was sunny the entire time though, which was pretty disappointing. It only rained once in three weeks, which I think is a national record for Wales.”
Which version of the The Cure are we likely to hear on the record?

“We did about 17 songs and almost all of them were really downbeat and heavy. There were a handful of others, and I really shouldn’t say this because you’ll go ‘oh no’, but in my head I wanted to do two albums – one after another. One was gonna be upbeat and the other downbeat, but the upbeat one I’m not so sure about now.”
So you’ve settled on the idea of something quite miserable now?

“Although the concept of what it’s going to be hasn’t really changed, I may have to change some bits of it. It’s kind of pushed me back a little bit because I thought I’d be in the mixing stage by the time we’d finished the festivals, but in fact we’re going to go back and re-record about three or four songs around the time we go and play Glasgow in August. I feel intent on it being a 2019 release and would be extremely bitter if it isn’t. At some point I will have to say ‘this is it’, otherwise we’ll just keep recording like we have done in the past. It never gets any better. We’re due one more session then we’re done.”

It’s been 11 years since you released ‘4:13 Dream’. Do you feel like a different person now?

“I don’t think I’ve ever changed much particularly. The core of who I am remains the same. Just like everyone, I have good days and bad days. I think I’m generally more of a balanced individual than I was 10 years ago. I’ve experienced more of life’s darker side, for real.”
What impact has that had on the new songs?

“Before I used to write about stuff that I thought I understood. Now I know I understand it. The lyrics I’ve been writing for this album, for me personally, are more true. They’re more honest. That’s probably why the album itself is a little bit more doom and gloom. I feel I want to do something that expresses the darker side of what I’ve experienced over the last few years – but in a way that will engage people. Some of the albums like ‘Pornography’ and ‘Disintegration’ are kind of relentless. I levelled ‘Disintegration’ with some songs like ‘Lullaby’ and ‘Lovesong’, but I think this one is more like ‘Pornography’ because it hasn’t got any of those songs that lighten the mood at all.”
So you’re not looking for ‘a hit’?

“When it’s closer to its finished form, it’s all about whether I think it’s too much or whether we just go with it. If it does turn out like that I think it’s going to alienate any kind of pop audience we still have. I think fans for a certain type of music that The Cure make will love it. That’s the dichotomy of the paradox: they will love the fact that it’s merciless.”
Merciless and very, very long?

“I know eight songs that currently make up the album. In the band, there’s a certain discussion going on but I obviously realise that the option is to do another album. Roger thinks that this is the last album but I think that every album we do is the last Cure album. It may well be, but if there’s another bunch of good songs then there’s no reason not to follow it up. What do we do if we’ve got seven good songs leftover? Wherever it ends up, it will be an honest decision. There’s no record company involvement. It’s just us doing it. No one is pulling the strings.”

Tim will be at the Picturehouse Central screening in London on July 11th

'The Cure Anniversary 1978 - 2018' reviews & interviews


A collection of reviews for the films.

The Guardian (3/5)
Radio Times (4/5)
Critical Popcorn (5/5)
Paste 
Strangeways Radio
New City Film (9/10)
Herald Sun Australia (3.5/5)


Interviews with Tim Pope










Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Cure at Exit Festival

July 4th, 2019
Exit Festival in Serbia
Scheduled to play from 8:30 (started at 8:45) - 10:45 pm (stopped at 11:05).
In the US that's a start time of 2:30 pm eastern, 1:30 central, 12:30 mountain, 11:30 am pacific.

Livestream here and here (VPN needed)

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: NME

Signed Cure amp donated to charity, up for auction on July 13th


Tim Pope at The Cure Anniversary secret screening on July 3rd.





'Lullaby' from 'The Cure Anniversary 1978 - 2018 Live in Hyde Park London'

'Disintegration' 30th anniversary article in Q


Butcher Billy gives Robert, Siouxsie, Moz and more their own Archie comics covers

Monday, July 1, 2019

How Pornography brought The Cure to the brink


Ahead of their headline set on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury, Ed Power looks back on how drugs, drink and the recording process turned goth-rock troupe into ‘a powder keg ready to explode'.

Summer 1982 was drawing to a fitful close when Robert Smith slid his guitar under the bed, scrubbed away the last of the mascara and packed his sleeping bag. The Cure frontman was about to step outside the door of his parent’s house in Crawley, West Sussex, and away from the goth-rock troupe he had led to unlikely success across the previous six years. He was heading into the blue yonder in a desperate attempt to silence the tumult in this head, the chaos that had come crashing down on his music career.

He didn’t tell anyone but he suspected that, after four albums and a lifetime of upheaval stuffed into half a decade, it might be the end for the band. As far as Smith was concerned, The Cure were over. And so here he was, a literally unhappy camper about to hit the road. “Everything seemed to be going wrong,” Smith would recall. “So I decided to go off for a few months. I took a tent and went around England.”

Read the article at The Independent.

BBC Radio 2 interview with Robert



Robert says the plan is still to have the new album out in the Autumn. Early - mid November. But still has to put vocals on 4-5 songs, do the mixing, etc.

Robert says he DID see the Foo Fighters' set at Hurricane Festival. Was blown away by them. One of the best festival bands he's seen.

More from from the Irish Examiner:

The Cure’s Robert Smith has said the band’s upcoming new album is “not going to be that enjoyable”.

The English rock group are working on their first studio album since 2008’s 4:13 Dream, and have previously teased that it is very dark.

The band are set to play Glastonbury on Sunday night, but Smith told Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2 they are more likely to play familiar music.

He said: “So rehearsing for the summer festivals we did spend a day running through new stuff and at the end of it we just looked at each other and said none of this going to work in a festival setting.

“I’ve learnt something over the last few years – if you want to have a good festival show you have to engage the crowd, they have to be on your side. You want them to love you.

“It’s not necessarily the case when you’re playing your own shows, you kind of challenge people a bit more but Glastonbury they have no idea who’s on until it’s announced so people buy the tickets as an event.

“We’re just a small part of the event and so the show, whatever form it takes, it will be songs that people know.”

Smith went on: “We played Hyde Park last year and it showed me that if you play the right songs in the right way you will get a crowd, however big it is, to go along with you and that’s really what I want when we step out on stage.

“I want the crowd to be part of the show, not for us to stand there and say ‘Here’s 10 minutes of doom and gloom, you’d better enjoy it.’

“The new album, in a funny way, it’s not going to be that enjoyable.

“I know I shouldn’t say that… it’s something, it’s a piece, we’ve tried and it just won’t work.

“We’ve tried to squeeze a couple of songs in. I can imagine the crowd just staring back at us when we’re playing it.”
Smith said he was not apprehensive ahead of the band’s set.

“I’ve never been nervous, just a funny thing with me,” he said.

“I don’t know what’s the matter with me. That wire’s missing!

“But the rest of the band do get varying degrees almost paralysed with nerves as the show approaches. I’m always running around saying ‘Come on, enjoy it, you won’t get it back!’.”

- Press Association

Stuart from Mogwai talks about The Cure

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Cure at Glastonbury

June 30th, 2019
Glastonbury Festival in England
Scheduled to play from 9:30 - 11:30 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 4:30 pm eastern, 3:30 central, 2:30 mountain, 1:30 pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Shake Dog Shake, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Audio: BBC Sounds

Video: BBC iPlayer (UK only) / Cure return to the Pyramid Stage / Burn

Photos: Bristol Post

Reviews: Louder Than War / The Independent / Birmingham Mail / NME / Evening Standard / The Guardian / The Telegraph / Staffordshire Live / The Times / Billboard / BBC News / The List / Financial Times 
















Friday, June 28, 2019

The Cure at Rock Werchter Festival

June 28th, 2019
Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium
Scheduled to play from 9:30 - 11:45 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 3:30 pm  eastern, 2:30 central, 1:30 mountain, 12:30 pacific.

Livestream here.

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Pictures of You, High, A Night Like This, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Video: Full show from livestream




Thursday, June 27, 2019

BBC Radio 6 interview with Robert

Highlights from The Irish Examiner:

The Cure’s Robert Smith has said it would be “counter productive” to play the band’s “slow and gloomy” new music during their headline set at Glastonbury.

The English rock band will headline the Pyramid stage on Sunday night but will stick to older material, the frontman has promised.

He told Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music: “We ran through some of the new songs but it’s really, really slow and gloomy, the new album, and we just did it in rehearsal on the first day and everyone was looking at each other and I knew what they were thinking but no-one wanted to say it.

“There is no way, it just wouldn’t fit.

“Later in the year we are going to be playing our own shows and we will be playing new album songs in that show.

“I honestly think it would be a very counter productive move to walk out on stage and play 10 minutes of slow dirge in front of a summer festival crowd.

“I don’t think anyone would appreciate it.”

The group first played at Glastonbury in 1986 and this will be their fourth headlining slot.

Smith said: “The biggest change in me over the last 20 years of performing is that 20 years ago I really didn’t care what the audience did or didn’t get into, it was entirely selfish.

“The performance was all about what I wanted to do and how the band was, whereas now I’m much more aware we are playing for people and I understand now that if they are into it, it makes the show even better.

“You get more into it, they get more into it. It’s a great feedback loop.

“The show is now a much more powerful show than certainly the last time we played Glastonbury, it’s a much better band.”

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

'Lovesong' from 'The Cure Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park London'

The Cure at INmusic Festival

June 26th, 2019
INmusic Festival in Croatia
Scheduled to play from 10:45 pm - 1 am.
In the US that's a start time of 4:45 pm eastern, 3:45 central, 2:45 mountain, 1:45 pacific.

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, 39, Disintegration

Encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: Muzika  


The fucking Cure and the fucking Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl and Robert Smith had some fun at the Southside and Hurricane Festivals last weekend.





From the Who Gives a Fuck? files

In a recent "interview" with his nephew, Morrissey says lots of stupid things. Again. Then out of nowhere, mentions Robert. Also, this is being called an apology to Robert in the press. It's not. Nowhere in here does he apologize. Not that anyone is asking for one, and I'm sure Robert hasn't lost a second of sleep troubled by this. Anyway, read this nonsense here.

sam:
Finally, any small regrets?

M:
Oh, I never make my regrets small … if I can help it. Oh. Umm. Robert Smith. I said some terrible things about him 35 years ago … but I didn’t mean them … I was just being very Grange Hill. It’s great when you can blame everything on Tourette’s syndrome. [laughs]

sam:
but you’ve never met him?

M:
Oddly, I was in a pub near Buckingham Palace perhaps ten years ago … and there he was … staring over confrontationally. I take no moral responsibility for whatever I said in 1983 … after all … who does?

Awaydays: How we made the best soundtrack in football film history – with no money


"When it got to the scary business end of our delivery schedule, we had a finished cut of the film that featured Joy Division, The Cure and Magazine in key scenes. Having tried numerous tracks and different ‘takes’ and assemblies of these big, evocative moments – The Pack coming around the corner for Carty’s first big away day; the bizarre love triangle between Molly, Elvis and Carty; and Elvis getting jealous in Eric’s – we couldn’t imagine life without the tracks we’d settled upon: The Light Pours Out Of Me by Magazine, Joy Division’s Insight and the heartbroken, stripped-down very early four-track demo of The Cure’s 10.15, Saturday Night.

With The Cure, it was pretty simple. Their music publisher told us we would have to secure written permission from Robert Smith. The only problem was that the band was on a world tour and there was no saying when he might receive the letter, if at all. They suggested writing one letter c/o The Cure’s manager, who would be likely to fly out and join the tour at some point – but to send another (not a copy – the publisher emphasised that Robert Smith was a fan of a personal letter) to him (the publisher), who would forward it to Bobby’s home address. So I did – I wrote him a letter about how I’d seen him play at Eric’s for £1 on a Thursday night in 1979 and walked home, getting a lift from the milkman for the final mile. It was completely true – but it didn’t work. I didn’t hear back.

Until, long after we’d given up hope, a hand-written letter arrived from the man himself. He said he hoped we didn’t think he was being rude in not replying sooner. He’d just got back off a gruelling six-month tour (after which he’d taken a month’s holiday). He said he’d be more than happy to give his permission for us to use the track in a sensitive, non-violent context – so long as we donated £500 to Greenpeace. And he remembered the Eric’s gig with great affection. We were on."

Read more at https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/awaydays-film-soundtrack-how-we-made-best-football-film-history#srhWslexi2oOHEBl.99

Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Cure at Hurricane Festival

June 23rd, 2019
Hurricane Festival in Germany
Scheduled to play from 7:45 - 10 pm.
In the US that's a start time of 1:45 pm eastern, 12:45 pm central, 11:45 am mountain, 10:45 am pacific.
There will be a livestream tonight, though most of us will need a VPN to watch. Stream it here or here or here.,

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, High, Just One Kiss, Lovesong, Last Dance, A Night Like This, Just Like Heaven, Burn, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wendy Time, Push, In Between Days, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Want, 39, One Hundred Years

Encore:  Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Video: Full show from the livestream (missing last 2 songs)