The Berklee College of Music has a new interview with Reeves. (Thanks Joseph)
How did you and Robert Smith reconnect?
At the end of April, he emailed: "What are you doing this summer? For the whole summer?" I said, "If you're asking what I think you're asking, nothing that can't change." He said, "This is what's going on. I'm the only guitar player and I really miss having a wingman." He said it would only be 30 songs. It turned out to be 52 songs. I think I had just under two weeks to learn them. I got here and I think we whittled those down to a primary core of 40 songs.
What's it like working with Robert again?
Robert has a very distinctive guitar style. He's a very interesting player. For a good portion of the night, I'm in a support role, which is an interesting experience. Usually I'm the guy out on the ledge. Now I'm the guy holding the shirt of the guy on the ledge so he doesn't fall.
What are the set lists like?
It's been across the board spanning the Cure's 30-year history. We've gone very deep into their catalogue, including some B-sides they haven't played live before. When I checked out [their catalogue] album by album, at least a couple of songs on every album went into the mainstream consciousness. The audience is just amazing to see, probably 12-year-olds to people into their '60s, all singing along.
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