Monday, October 24, 2016

The Cure in Munich (October 24th, 2016)

Olympiahalle in Munich, Germany
Tickets still available / Doors at 6
The Twilight Sad 7:30 - 8:10 / The Cure 8:40 - 11:14
US start times for The Cure are 2:30 PM Eastern, 1:30 PM Central, 12:30 PM Mountain, and 11:30 AM Pacific
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Out of This World, Pictures of You, Closedown, The Hungry Ghost, All I Want, Fascination Street, Never Enough, The Walk, Push, In Between Days, Primary, Other Voices, Charlotte Sometimes, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Last Day of Summer, Bloodflowers

1st encore: Want, Shake Dog Shake, Burn, A Forest

2nd encore: Lullaby, High, Hot Hot Hot, Wrong Number

3rd encore: Friday I'm in Love, Boys Don't Cry, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?

Thank you so much to and for the setlist reports, to for the scopes, and to @thecureCZ for photo and review links!

Reviews: Abend Zeitung / TZ / Bild / Donau Kurier / Onetz / Merkur / Augsburger Allgemeine

Photos: Marsworld / The Cure - Flowers of Love

Videos: Closedown / All I Want / Other Voices 1 - 2 - 3 / Charlotte Sometimes / The Last Day of Summer / Bloodflowers / Shake Dog Shake /

Cure Periscopes: Out of This World - All I Want - Other Voices - Bloodflowers - Burn -

Twilight Sad Periscopes: Last January - Don't Move - NIL - And She Would Darken the Memory


  1. Can someone get a wifi password?

  2. Fingers crossed tonight is the night of the Bloodflowers set!!

    1. This must be the third random setlist prediction I’ve come across in the last 1-2 weeks that nailed it.
      3 for 3…not bad. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Cure fans are incredibly prescient.
      If fans were to place bets on the setlists (sort of like sports betting) the competition would be fierce!

  3. Great mainset. Bloodflowers is a beautiful album

  4. I always love it when Other Voices is in the set list!

  5. Best show of the tour so far, five relatively uncommon tunes in the set. By the end of the tour they will probably have re-introduced most of the songs played on the North American leg. Except Same Deep Water and Drowning Man probably. Although I'd love to hear both.

  6. this was my 5th show this year... wow !!! other voices, all i want, charlotte sometimes...

  7. and songs from bloodflowers ... it was perfect!!!

  8. I was so hoping I'd get to hear Bloodflowers in London. Now that it's done it seems doubtful.

    I just don't want another The Top related set because the last time they were in London that's what we got.

    But I can't deny those The Top t-shirts were rockin. Still part of my regular wardrobe and still get compliments.

  9. At long last, a Bloodflowers-bookended setlist, including three Euro leg tour debuts. There was a list compiled from the last show showing songs played on the US tour that haven’t been played on the Euro leg. OOTW, Other Voices, and Bloodflowers can now be scratched off the list. This should satiate some of the naysayers from the last few shows(?) Or maybe not…for some, it’s Never Enough. The gluttonous piggy is always hungry for more. The more you spoil the piggy, the more it wants/expects/demands. Now that the piggy has a taste of what’s possible, it will always come back for more, much like a stray cat returning for more handouts. “No good deed goes unpunished!” OINK.

    On the other hand, if one of the shows is dramatically “better” than the others, it will potentially upset those unable to attend that particular show and who are keeping tabs on how the setlists compare to one another. “Rewarding” fans of one show with a particularly exceptional setlist while playing a “standard” setlist at another show will no doubt alienate a number of fans. This presents a bit of a paradox, since there is no way to completely satisfy one segment of the fan base without potentially pissing off a bunch of other fans. A potential workaround is an incrementally changing setlist, which appears to be the case here. The only exception to the above is the final show(s) of the tour, since expectations will already be high.

    1. Well I think every show has been 'rewarding' to the fans. I don't think a fan has reason to feel pissed or alienated with these shows. Of course, every fan has different taste and different favorites which would include singles too believe it or not. Even with this 'exceptional' setlist you could complain they didn't play either of the two new tracks for example or no Last Dance, Trust, Jupiter Crash etc. The performances have looked great though they are clearly not just going through the motions

  10. Now I don't want to sell my ticket anymore!

  11. setlist diff to Prague:
    - A Night Like This
    - End
    - One Hundred Years
    - Open
    - Sleep When I'm Dead
    - Step Into the Light
    - The End of the World
    - The Lovecats
    - Trust
    + All I Want
    + Bloodflowers
    + Charlotte Sometimes
    + Closedown
    + Other Voices
    + Out of This World
    + The Hungry Ghost
    + The Last Day of Summer

    Most similar to Copenhagen and Lodz, but not that close.

  12. I think on one of the nights in London they will play a Bloodflowers bookended set. I wouldn't mind some Top related songs as I missed the Apollo gigs, I'd love to hear Piggy and Bananafishbones again live.