Saturday, December 20, 2014

Ready for tomorrow!

Thanks to RodGueX for the photo.

Cure London shows update

Note: Lots of people selling tickets in the comments section, so if you're looking to buy or sell, take a look.

From Eventim: "Please note that the shows are scheduled to start at 7.15pm, slightly earlier than the time printed on your ticket. Doors will open at the scheduled time of 6.30pm." (Thanks Lars)

And all reports from fans getting their tickets from Ticket Factory say that they do NOT have names printed on them. The Eventim tickets DO have names printed on them.

Update (12-05-13): "I have a friend who works at Ticket Factory. i mentioned to him that there was no name on The Cure tickets I got via them and he has told me that I need to take the address docket that came with The Ticket Factory tickets with me on the night." (Thanks Adam)

And as it says on the Ticket Factory website: "Lead bookers names will appear on The Ticket Factory receipt enclosed with tickets; lead bookers will need to provide matching ID on the evening of the performance to gain access to the venue. "

So for those with Ticket Factory tickets, you will need to bring your ID and the receipt with your name on it, not just your ticket.

Update (12-11-14): Here's the email Ticket Factory sent out a few days ago:

Thank you for booking tickets for The Cure with The Ticket Factory!

With the shows being just around the corner we thought we would remind you of the following important information to make your visit a lot smoother:

• All customers will need to bring ID (photo ID or proof of address), which matches the name and address printed on The Ticket Factory receipt enclosed with the tickets.

• There will be a lot of people collecting tickets on the event days so we would advise that you arrive early in plenty of time

• Tickets can only be collected by the person who made the original booking, and are available to pick up only on the day of the show

•Letters authorising others to collect tickets on your behalf will not be accepted
(Thanks Benj)

Times have been announced for the shows, via And Also The Trees on Facebook:
6:30 - Doors
7:15 - 7:45 - And Also The Trees
8:15 - 11:00 - The Cure

Hackney Colliery Band with Robert

'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life'

Robert joins in on the finale at Brian & Robin's Christmas Compendium of Reason show on Dec. 19th, 2014, as Eric Idle sings 'Always Look on the Bright Sid of Life'. (Thanks @waswasere)

KGR and lesser deities

Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Compendium Of Reason shows

Brian & Robin's Christmas Compendium Of Reason
Dec. 18th & 19th, 2014
Eventim Apollo in London, England
All Profitable proceeds go to the MSF and Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Dec. 19th Show
Doors at 6 / Show at 7 / Cure at 10:38 / Ended at 10:53

Setlist: The Lovecats (Hackney Colliery Band with Robert singing and Brian Cox on piano, not part of The Cure's set), Friday I'm in Love, Just Like Heaven, Boys Don't Cry. Close To Me.

Show finished with Eric Idle doing Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. Robert was onstage for it, but didn't sing with him. Or did he? Conflicting reports.

Videos: Robert & Brian doing Lovecats / Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Photos: Robert and Brian doing Lovecats 1 - 2 / Robert on stage at the end 1 - 2 - 3 / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 -

(Thanks to @waswasere for the setlist reports)

Dec. 18th Show
Doors at 6 / Show at 7 / Cure at 10:47 / Ended at 11

Setlist: The Lovecats (Hackney Colliery Band with Robert singing and Brian Cox on piano, not part of The Cure's set), Let's Go to Bed, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

(Thanks to @chriswhite65 and Vicky (via @christinefalls) for the setlist reports)

Videos: The Lovecats / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 

Video clips: Lovecats 1 - 2 / Close to Me /

Photos: Robert & Brian doing Lovecats / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 -

Brian Cox: "One of my great moments... Johnny Marr playing acoustic 'There's a light...' Not as great as playing 'Lovecats'." (Thanks Warren)

As I've said on Twitter, this has to be the coolest, geekiest, and most interesting event that The Cure have ever been a part of. Wish I was there!

"The Cure will be performing a small clutch of 'Happy Hits'. How many in a clutch? We think around 3 or so... never quite sure until we count though... and in the act of counting..."

If you're going, and wouldn't mind sending the setlist, photos, videos, thoughts on the show, etc, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks, and have a great time at the shows!

"Let's get happy!"

Rumor: Tour of Germany in May 2015?

Ticketbande has listings for a 9 date Cure tour of Germany next May. Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hanover, Cologne, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, and Stuttgart. A mistake? A leak? Wishful thinking? Just a rumor for now. German friends, is Ticketbande a reliable site or do they usually make mistakes? (Thanks Yvonne)

Okay, consensus from emails and tweets is that this is most likely false. They are a ticket reselling website and post lots of bad info and false shows. Also, Karsten Jahnke, longtime Cure promoter in Germany, says no plans for 2015 shows at this time, and that Ticketbande is not a reliable source.
(Thanks @ganzernsthaft and anonymous)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Help with the Christmas shows?

If anyone can help me with the reports from the 2 Christmas Compendium of Reason shows and/or the 3 London Cure shows, please let me know. Mainly looking for the live setlist reports, but all reports are appreciated. Updates via Twitter, email, Facebook, or WhatsApp would be best, but can do whatever works best for you. Thanks!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Richard Bellia photo exhibit in France

From Richard Bellia on Facebook: "Du 8 janvier au 6 février 2015. Exposition à Rouen. Voici le visuel. Une affiche va être éditée."

Photo exhibit in Rouen, France from Jan. 8th - Feb. 6th. (Thanks @guillaume_g_z)

Update (12/18/14): Richard has added 4 photos of Porl Thompson to his Facebook page.