Monday, September 29, 2008

More info from Robert

Robert has posted further info about the MTV live show:

THE REASONS WHY?
9/29/2008 2:20:56 PM - by CURE:ROBERT

THIS MTV SHOW JUST CAME UP OUT OF NOWHERE WE WERENT INTENDING PLAYING AGAIN FOR A WHILE BUT WE WERE OFFERED THIS HEADLINE SPOT IN THE WAY WE SOMETIMES ARE AND HAD THE IDEA OF PREMIERING THE NEW ALBUM LIVE IN ROME...

QUITE AMBITIOUS...AND QUITE EXCITING!

MTV HAVE AGREED TO AIR AT LEAST A CUT DOWN VERSION (AN MTV HOUR IS ONLY 45 MINUTES OR SO AND THE ALBUM IS 53+) ON EVERY MTV EUROPEAN STATION - HOPEFULLY WITHIN A WEEK OF THE EVENT - AT THE LATEST BEFORE NOVEMBER ENDS - AND IT WILL BE BROADCAST IN THE USA TOO*...

OH
AND YOU EVER KNOW IT MIGHT MAKE ITS WAY ONTO YOUTUBE?!!

HA...

*MORE NEWS HERE WHEN I CAN CONFIRM THE DETAILS

BETTER START REHEARSING NOW...
RSX

PS - THE 2ND HOUR (?ENCORE?!!) WILL LIKELY BE A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE... AND MAYBE VH1 CLASSIC MIGHT SHOW IT IF WE DONT PLAY ANY B-SIDES?!!

ONWARDS...

Fuck VH1, play some b-sides!!!

52 comments:

  1. Fuck VH1, play some b-sides!!!

    I second that!!!

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  2. 53 min. + compressed into 13 Songs, that will be aired entirely on MTV??? Sounds like a Pop album to me. 1 UTS followed by 12 Only Ones... well... could be worse... there could be no UTS at all. Still haaaaaaaaaaaaaappy... ;)

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  3. need some tip on good/cheap pelace to stay in rome. anayone can help???

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  4. TOO MUCH INFO TOO FAST

    Hot damn they better do more shows

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  5. moraes, sleep at the base of the spanish steps. it's free and you're within walking distance...just watch out for the polize.

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  6. "WE WERENT INTENDING PLAYING AGAIN FOR A WHILE" Sigh.

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  7. you didn't seriously think there'd be a 2009 "dark album" tour, did you jpx?

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  8. No, MB, but at least I could fantasize, now the dream is ruined. I'm thinking the next tour will be 2012.

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  9. Forget the police, watch out for the gypsies! My friends were there in March and got their passports and cash taken by them!

    I think this Rome thing is pretty cool, once it hits youtube we can all get an early listen to the new songs. I'd still rather hear the studio version first but this beggar won't be choosey!

    Jerry

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  10. B-sides?? C'mon 2 Late!!! :)

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  11. And This Twilight Garden, and Chain of Flowers, and A Few Hours After This, and New Day, and This Morning, and.... : )

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  12. "A Few Hours After This" would be really cool, as it is my favorite b-side!!!

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  13. fuck it. play all the albums plus all b-sides... and in my back fucking yard

    AND HEROIN FACE FO SHO

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  15. Heroin Face??? I dare you to listen to it all the way through without wanting to leap from a tall building.

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  16. JPX: Exactly. Horrible song. If they ever played it in concert, I'd go get a beer. And I don't even drink! : P

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  17. Ha! I don't normally leave a show to go to the bathroom, but Heroin Face screams, "Pee break!"

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  18. ...and Canada will get the youtube.com shitty, compressed version? lol

    That is awesome news though!!! Exciting for Italian fans and European fans too!!! I hope it does make it to a station in the US AND Canada!!!

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  19. wooohoooo!!!!!! im glad it will air in the U.S.! RSX hasnt forgotten us :)

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  20. Again, very nice to see RSx is giving us fast explanations.

    :)

    I like his idea.

    But, this isn`t fair, at this point looks like LatAm is out of the schedule for the MTV airings of this show...

    C`mon, WE DESERVE TO SEE THE SHOW TOO !!!!

    :(

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  21. ...i was looking forward to hearing the new songs for the first time from the album - not an edited taped version for TV.

    Maybe i'll just watch UTS go walk the dog, and come back just in time for Baby Rag Doll Book :) :) :)

    For those of you that can make the show... WOW!!! what a great show - you'll have big time bragging rights :)

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  22. You know what else we deserve? Charlotte in HD!!!! Mr. RSX....I'm begging here.

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  23. mmm.... I don't feel so ripped off now. It's unlikely any of us will see it in top quality before the album launch.

    Apart from that, there is part of me that thinks she will wait until the album anyway. I really want to hear the studio versions NOW

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  24. Even though it hurts to hear RS say they weren't intending on playign for awhile, i am thinkign that the live performance will reinvigorate those 50 year (almost) asses!!

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  25. I got cut off before...
    reinvigorate those heinys into getting a new tour going! C'mon lads!

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  26. Oh I do doubt most of us will see this on MTV before the album comes out. We’ll be watching it on youtube way before MTV US decides to air it. But really I want to hear the new album on its own before seeing any videos of the live show. Still if it does come on, I won’t miss it.

    And Robert should play the b-sides for the encore. Just go for it, all B-sides would be awesome!!! I love the hits too but why cater to VH-1 or MTV, play something you rarely do.

    As for the “WE WERENT INTENDING PLAYING AGAIN FOR A WHILE” quote, it makes me think it will be quite a while before The Cure plays again. Most likely there won’t be another tour till 2010 or 2011 or 2012 and not 2009! 

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  27. why oh why am i not independently wealthy?
    these are the questions that plague me during cure times.

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  28. esque sa vas être diponible au Canada ?

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  29. CK - It should be Edward Scissorhands lookstotallylike Robert Smith

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  30. hello robert i know you read a chain of flowers all the time so please please play in this concert:
    HALO
    2LATE
    A CHAIN OF FLOWERS
    THIS TWILIGHT GARDEN
    A PINK DREAM
    HOME
    OCEAN
    YOUR GOD IS FEAR
    BURN
    HAROLD AND JOE
    SUGAR GIRL
    TO THE SKY
    DOWN UNDER
    WOTHOUT YOU
    ALL KIND OF STUFF

    well whatever you want...
    but please don't forget

    HALO & 2LATE........pleaseeeeee
    thank you robert......

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  31. i really don't understand the whole 'not playing for a while' comment. i mean, they never really toured this new album, unless you count just playing the singles and occasionally the opening and closing tracks. if this album is as good as robert hints that it is, then its a real disappointment not to have a proper tour.

    even if they tour next year for their 30th anniversary (this in doubt, now, too?), i'm afraid it would be too much a retrospective tour rather than showcasing the new album.

    (sigh, i wish i hadn't gotten sick and missed them in chicago. really thought i still had a chance of seeing them this year or next.)

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  32. luucky roman cure fans. isnt this the second time they played coke fest?

    btw craig, i like the new profile pic. it suits you. ;)

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  33. jpx, craig: DONT YOU DARE DIS HEROIN FACE

    >:-[

    as for a tour: CK, dont say that!!! 2011? 2012??? NO NO NO NO NO

    they gotta at least do promo stuff!!!!!

    RSXXXXXXXXXXXX???

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  34. "WE WERENT INTENDING PLAYING AGAIN FOR A WHILE"

    Yeah, that kind of stings a little actually.... dare I say hurts?
    However, given Robert's, shall we say "unique" concept of time, who knows how long "a while" really is?

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  35. Yes robert, if i have anything to do with it i shall upload it to youtube!!!!!

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  36. I'm excited for the 2025 old bloke tour....and you know we will all still be on here

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  37. 2025? *checks calendar* Oh, I'm free that whole year. Who knows, I might even have some money by then...

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  38. Fuck VH1 with an axe!!
    The following set-list would be
    totally insane:

    DO THE HANSA
    SPLINTERED IN HER HEAD
    NEW DAY
    THE EXPLODING BOY
    A JAPANESE DREAM
    HEY YOU!!!
    HAROLD AND JOE
    THIS TWILIGHT GARDEN
    THE BIG HAND
    IT USED TO BE ME
    A PINK DREAM
    LOVE WILL TEAR US APART

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  39. Regarding the "we hadnt planned to play again for a while" comment.....This to me reads they hadnt planned to play again this year i.e. do any shows around the album release or after the album release this year to promote it.

    I will be astonished however if there were no shows next spring/summer to promote this album.

    Live music is where the money is these days, not in record sales...so if they want to capitalise on this new album and all the promo that MTV seem to giving them, they have to do some shows to promote it...leaving it till 2010 would be madness

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  40. The Exploding Boy, 2 Late, Halo, Breath, To The Sky, Ocean, Sugar Girl, This Twilight Garden, A Chain of Flowers, The Big Hand, Harold and Joe, Lament

    That would be a fucking awesome b-side set list. (or at least my favs ;p )

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  41. the LA band Sparks played all twenty one of their albums, in order over a month in London, playing B-sides and demos as period relevant encores.
    The Cure are probably the only other band I would see doing that. As long as it took place somewhere within feesable distance from me.

    There's an idea for you, Robert - now you're thirteen albums in you should play a thirteen night residency somewhere.

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  42. Is this going to be aired before the album is actually released? If so I'm not going to tune in...Don't want to spoil it.

    Can't imagine a better way to hear a whole new Cure album than have the band themselves play it to you though.

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  43. Small update at the official site, MTV EMA icon on top and invitation to vote.
    o_q

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  44. j'espère que sa va être difusser a much music?

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  45. European MTV? What about us Aussies? *sob*
    Looks like it'll be flamin' youtube for us then...
    and you lucky, lucky peeps in Rome...
    as far as them touring...hmm, well, it's Roberts' 50th.next year, 30 year anniversary, new album, kinda adds up to a good reason to hit the road again... especially with people so excited about the new album; OOo just had a flash; maybe that's what he's waiting for? To see how the new album is received by the fans?

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  46. 2009 can't come fast enough. RSX, lemme know as soon as possible so i can start saving up the moolah.

    also, the cure is cordially invited to play my living room.

    OR IS THAT LOVING ROOM?

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  47. 2late
    the big hand
    the upstairs room
    just one kiss

    and has the album leaked YET? someone has been doing their job. bad news for us.
    this is taking foreverrrrrrr...i'm going insane!

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