Saturday, July 13, 2019

The Cure play Mad Cool Festival tonight

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.

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: 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.