Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Cure in Milan (Nov. 1st, 2016)

Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy
Doors at 6 / The Twilight Sad 7 - 7:40 / The Cure 8:28 - 11:10
US start times for The Cure are 3 PM Eastern, 2 PM Central, 1 PM Mountain, and Noon Pacific
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Tape / Open, High, A Night Like This, The Walk, Push, In Between Days, Pictures of You, This Twilight Garden, Lovesong, Primary, Charlotte Sometimes, Just Like Heaven, Trust, Want, The Hungry Ghost, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, End

1st encore: It Can Never Be the Same, Shake Dog Shake, Burn, A Forest

2nd encore: Lullaby, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wrong Number

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

Photos: Alamy / Getty Images / Virgin Radio / XL

Reviews: XL / Rolling Stone / Radio Musik / Rockol / Outune / On Stage / Corriere della Sera / Che Musica /

Periscopes: Full show

Facebook Live Stream from A Pink Dream here.

Twilight Sad setlist: Reflection of the Television, Last January, Alphabet, Drown So I Can Watch, It Never Was The Same, There's a Girl in the Corner, And She Would Darken the Memory

Twilight Sad Periscopes: Full set

Thank you so much to for the setlist, for the Facebook stream, for the fantastic Sad & Cure scopes, and Petr @thecureCZ for the photo & review links!


  1. I have 2 tickets for Italotreno Milan-Roma, for Nov 4. I Won't use them. If anybody wants them, I'll vive them for free.

  2. And, I have 2 standing tickets for tomorrow (Nov 2). I would like to exchange for 2 sitting tickets (Settore A or B). aabbenante(at)hotmail.com

    1. I would buy one but dont have seating to exchange

  3. Wow, COF fans are generous with tickets :D
    Hope there won’t be any more disruptions from Mother Nature, given the events of a few days ago. Granted, the epicenter was somewhat far from Milan/Rome (thank goodness), and many places in the vicinity had already been abandoned, but still it’s a little alarming. Coming from a highly earthquake-prone area myself, any reminder/signs of such a possibility (regardless of location) can be unsettling.
    I guess earthly movements and the band are not complete strangers, considering the events in Mexico in 2013. Hopefully it won’t be deja vu this time around. I can’t imagine what it must have felt like to be in attendance at that particular show, especially with the massive number of people present. Luckily everyone there was able to sidestep complete mayhem. Looking at the setlist length, it appears to have been “earth-shattering” in more ways than one(!)
    I actually was completely unaware of what had transpired at this show until well after the fact. Reviewing some of these past shows almost feels like an exercise in masochism. The Monterrey show from that same year looks even crazier, namely because Treasure(!) was played. I’m incredibly jealous, that one is high on my Cure show “bucket list” :) I’m still kicking myself for being a somewhat “dormant” fan these last four years. I hope I didn’t wake up too late in the band’s career. Is it too far-fetched to hope that RS will take after Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and others who continue to actively tour at the ripe old age of 75 (health, and other factors permitting)? Surely a cold won’t discourage RS from touring again in the future, right? Going back to those 50 songs played at the MC show, it’s interesting to note that the setlist actually looks remarkably similar to the ones on the current tour – obviously, the current shows are shorter, but the content is similar, with the exception of about 6 songs (2 from KMKMKM and 4 from BDC).
    UH OH, this is getting excessive. Marc the Cure was absolutely right, this is becoming habitual(!) I’ll aim for brevity next time :D
    Thanks again for the scopes and in particular for the FB live stream!!

  4. Again, Craig, thanks for all you do..appreciated,

  5. Robert sounds so sick on the Periscope. :( He has such amazing dedication to the fans to keep performing long shows under the circumstances. Hope he feels better very soon and doesn't get suffer any complications.

  6. Just back home from the first date of my personal 2016 cure tour. Some few thoughts:
    solid mainset. Personal hilights:this twilight garden; want (reeves' work on the Song is precious); charlotte sometimes; no the end of the world :)

    Great first encore. Icnbts sounds powerful and moving

    Second and Third encore: weakest part of a good concert and I think Robert had problems with his voice.

    Robert was in good mood and joked a lot with the crowd...a good one as always in Milan.

    Tomorrow for the second date.

  7. Add many instrumental songs to the setlist, then keep long shows and protect the voice of RS

    1. You reminded me of a video I saw once, Robert had almost completely lost his voice to the point where his doctor advised him not to sing.

      Instead of cancelling the concert they went full instrumental instead.

      It was a really short video clip, I don't know from where or when.

      But man, (not including the fact that the poor guy must have felt so awful) that would have been something so special to experience.

      Never did find the whole video, not even a bootleg.

  8. OK. I don't want to annoy some of you but on the subject of setlists I say that this version is the best out of the 3 or 4 they rotate. I just feel that with the other versions, they leave out too many great tracks and play too many mediocre ones.....I personally love "SHOW".....yes can't believe its not on DVD!!!!....and think 'Tape / Open' is the greatest start of the show and 'Deep green sea' and 'End' best closers.......

  9. Kinda off topic: but, does anybody know why they don't play FAITH anymore? Seems like that was always an absolute essential classic. It's like not playing A FOREST....

  10. setlist diff to Rome:
    - Give Me It
    - Kyoto Song
    - Let's Go to Bed
    - One Hundred Years
    - Play for Today
    - Step Into the Light
    - The Lovecats
    + Doing the Unstuck
    + End
    + Open
    + Primary
    + The Hungry Ghost
    + This Twilight Garden
    + Trust

    It was most similar to Oslo, Hamburg and Prague.