Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Cure at Heineken Jammin' Festival 2012

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Sleep When I'm Dead, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, The Walk, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

1st encore: Shake Dog Shake, Bananafishbones, The Top
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: Zave (English) / GQ Italy (English) / Rolling Stone Italy (English) / La Repubblica (English) / Ilsussidiario (English) / La Presse (English) /  La Stampa (English) / Rock Island (English) / Distorsioni (English) /  La Voce (English) / Melodica Mente (English) / Michele (fmjews) / David Fargier

Photos: Maxfear / [devu] / Martin / Marsworld / Fenderjaguar / Francesco Prandoni / Franfiorini / HJF Facebook / FNAC window display for Robert's XL interview

Audio: DIME

Videos: Brief compilation of pro-shot clips 1 - 2 / Compilation of clips / Plainsong - Pictures of You - Lullaby (soundboard audio?) / Lullaby - Pictures of You - Plainsong (pro-shot) / Plainsong 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Pictures of You 1 - 2  - 3 - 4 - 5 / Lullaby 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / High / Lovesong 1 - 2 - 3 / Push / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 - 3 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Play For Today 1 - 2 - 3 / A Forest 1 - 2 - 3 / Primary / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 - 3 / Want / Wrong Number / One Hundred Years / One Hundred Years & Disintegration / Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 / Bananafishbones / The Top 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 / Dressing Up / The Lovecats 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / The Caterpillar 1 - 2 / Close To Me 1 - 2 / Just One Kiss 1 - 2 / Let's Go To Bed 1 - 2 / Why Can't I Be You? 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 

Thanks to Paulo for setlist reports and to Michele/fmjews and Mars for their reports.

Cure at Roskilde 2012 webcast

The Cure at Roskilde 2012 60 minute webcast (YouTube)
(Thanks Julius, @kimpauls, and @TheCureMexico)

And SummerCure has the audio rip (Thanks Secamfr)

Webcast setlist: Open, End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Trust, Want, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Walk.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Robert's interview with The Word

Photo from The Times.
A caricature of Robert Smith will be the final cover of , which will publish it's last issue in mid-July. And the BBC says there will be an interview, too.
(Thanks @rob_fitzpatrick, , @honeyinmyveins)

Update (July 6th, 2012): Now available for iPad. (Thanks Adam)

Some excerpts (been asked not to post full interview until 2 weeks after publication), thanks to Perfect.Murder:

You’re contemplating the end of The Cure?
Well, we are a lot closer to the end! We couldn’t tour in the same way as we used to. It would be physically impossible for me to tour, because I refuse to not do this (lifts drink). I’m not going to go on and just sing the songs, but I also know I’m heading towards my mid-fifties, so there’s no fucking way I’m going to do a hundred shows in four months and they’ll all be great shows.

So the last tour was the last tour?
Yes. I haven’t said this for 20 years, but the last tour was the last world tour that I will ever do with The Cure. That tour taxed me so phenomenally. It’s a sad admission, but actually I’ve never, ever performed without taking some kind of stimulant: I can’t do it. My natural state is not one of a performer, it’s like something I’ve been saddled with. I love writing songs, I love writing words, I love singing at home, I love doing demos. We go in the studio, and then we go on stage, and I have to be this performer. I fucking love doing it, but I have to be able to do it my way.

Bestival on Sky Arts 1 tonight

"The Cure at Bestival is being repeated tonight on Sky Arts 1 in the UK at 21:00 BST." (Thanks Warren)
This is the 2 hour version.

Cure Greatest Hits promotion in Italy

From Marsworld: "Greatest Hits CD available at newsagents to celebrate appearance!"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Cure at Roskilde Festival 2012

Setlist: (Tape), Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Trust, Want, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Walk, Doing the Unstuck, Bananafishbones, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

1st encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed, Sleep When I'm Dead, Friday I'm in Love, Why Can't I Be You?
3rd encore: Boys Don't Cry.

Reviews: Copenhagen Post / Berlingske (English) / Proud! (English) / Jyllands-Posten (English) / SoundVenue (English) / Undertoner (English) / BT / Ekstra Bladet (English) / Politiken (English) / Gaffa (English) / Countdown to Extinction (English) / Musik Express (English) / St. Paul's Lifestyle (audio) / Perfect.Murder / BillOddity

Photos: Robocod / Roskilde / Robert (Tom Spray) / Politiken / Miriam / Reeves & Robert (Robin Ball) / Roger Skauen

Videos: Medley - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 / Push / Just Like Heaven / Trust / Trust & Want / Want / Pictures of You / Bananafishbones & Play For Today & A Forest / A Forest / Shake Dog Shake / One Hundred Years / The Kiss / Dressing Up / Just One Kiss / Interview with "drunkest, biggest Cure fan"

Huge thank you to JC/Perfect.Murder and Jonatan () for the updates tonight. Excellent job, guys!

Robert interview with Corriere della Sera

"Here's the link of an interview with Robert for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera (English).
He talkes about Soccer (Football): he says he has rooted for Spain Team and not for England.
He speaks of the duration of the concerts (minimum 3 hours) because he don't want to save himself ("singing is a beautiful thing, adrenaline")
He recalls with pleasure the Italian tours with a special remembrance of the Prayer Tour in 1989 (Faith Tien-an-men version...)
He lays against the monarchy and against the business behind the Olympics" (Thanks fmjews)

Robert interview after Hurricane Festival

ZDF have a 36 minute interview (direct link - YouTube) with Robert, that was conducted just after the Hurricane Festival.
(Thanks Sasa and bias)

Love how Robert throws Simon under the bus once again, blaming him for all of the pop songs in the set. : )

Robert also says he's recorded a cover of an xx song ('Heart Skipped A Beat') for one of their upcoming projects, and he thinks he'd like to record a new Cure album with Reeves, and they have already written one new song, but it's catchy and a pop song.

He also still hates Facebook (yes!), Twitter (no!), and McDonald's (yes!). : )

I'm not giving any more away. Just watch it. It's brilliant and hilarious. More of this, please.

Cure at Werchter on PureFM podcast

This PureFM podcast includes 'Lovesong' & 'Just Like Heaven' live from Rock Werchter. (Thanks ericlecuriste)

Update: Get the full broadcast at the SummerCure blog.
(Thanks Secamfr)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Autographed Cure calender for sale

"I am selling something special on ebay. A hand signed Cure calendar. Signature from Robert, Porl, Simon, and Jason." (Thanks Dario)

The Cure get 3 hours for next few shows

The schedule for BBK Live is out and The Cure get 3 hours! Playing from 23:15 - 02:15. (Thanks @HispaCure)

Update: 3 hours at Roskilde (confirmed by Roger) and Optimus Alive, too! (Thanks Roger, Antti, Mars, and Rod)

Simon & Brent Hinds

(c)Z - Posted at Zegut
Posted at Zegut (English): Simon with Brent Hinds of Mastodon, backstage at Le Eurockeennes 2012. (Thanks Johan)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Robert on How The Brits Rocked America

Update (July 3rd, 2012): This aired again on July 2nd, and is now available on iPlayer again for the next 7 days. Only for those in the UK, though. (Thanks James & Perfect.Murder)

Also, the original YouTube uploads of the series were deleted, but here are some new links for it: Part 1 - 2 - 3 (with Robert) - 3 (just Robert & Depeche Mode)

Killing An Arab (20 of Another Kind version)

The Cure - Killing An Arab (20 of Another Kind version)
"From the Various Artists '20 Of Another Kind' lp. An unreleased studio version of Killing an Arab. The vocal track & some instrumental parts are different and predates the album version with a production rougher and more basic. The sleeve dates the song from 1978 and states 'Eighteen Age records' instead of 'Fiction' and it is rumoured that this version was incorrectly included by Polydor." (Thanks Autumn)

Close Encounters in Belfort & Werchter

Olivier (Holly Nab), above, met Robert after the Werchter show, and Sylvain met him after the Belfort show

Monday, July 2, 2012

Robert meets with fans in Belgium

Robert meets with fans in Belgium (June 29th, 2012)
(Thanks Patrick)

Frequency Festival schedule change

The Frequency Festival on August 18th has given The Cure 25 extra minutes, and they will now play from 22:45 - 01:00.
(Thanks George)

Win Bilbao tickets from HispaCure


HispaCure Collective, in collaboration with the BBK Live Festival, gives you the chance to win 2 Exclusive Tickets for Thursday July 12, 2012. Two Tickets that will give you the chance to enjoy the concert of The Cure in Bilbao, as well as attend other concerts of groups as interesting as Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, The Maccbees, James Murphy and many other.

To enter the drawing just need to officially become part of hispacure group by registering as a member of the Forum hispaCure:

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Kiss at Eurockeennes 2012

The Cure - The Kiss (Eurockeennes 2012)
And another version here. (Thanks Laurent)

Vote for The Cure in Generation Top 50 poll

"I send you the link to a "crap" site but there is the possibility to vote for Cure songs for best songs of the year. This is a site for a TV show about an old french show about french charts...
1989 - Vote for Lullaby
1986 (Vol. 1) - Vote for In Between Days or Close To Me
1986 (Vol. 2) - Vote for Boys Don't Cry (New Voice-New Mix)
The results ends in the crappy show itself but it could be funny to have The Cure #1" (Thanks Fred)