Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Cure in Milan (Nov. 2nd, 2016)

Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy
Doors at 6 / The Twilight Sad 7 - 7:40 / The Cure 8:32 - 10:45
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: Out of This World, Pictures of You, Closedown, Lullaby, Perfect Girl, All I Want, The Baby Screams, Push, In Between Days, Boys Don't Cry, Kyoto Song, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, The Last Day of Summer, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Bloodflowers

1st encore: Step Into the Light, Want, Never Enough, Burn

2nd encore: Three Imaginary Boys, Play For Today, A Forest, The Lovecats, Friday I'm in Love, Close to Me, Why Can't I Be You?

Thank you so much to for the setlist and to for the fantastic scopes! And thanks to Petr @thecureCZ for review & photo links!

Reviews: Rolling Stone / MSN / DistorsioniRockol 

Photos: Varese NewsRumore / Front Row

Videos: From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea - End / Three Imaginary Boys / Three Imaginary Boys - Play For Today - A Forest

Cure periscope: Full Show / Twilight Sad Periscope: Full Show

Note: End of the World, Catch, A Night Like This, The Caterpillar, and The Walk were cut from the set.


  1. 3 imaginary boys during soundcheck

  2. Great set so far! I want this set for Wembley night 1!

  3. I think something special is going to happen tonight!

    1. The concert seemed special, indeed, but every time I make this type of prediction during a show, I'm wrong. Haha.

  4. Tim Pope spotted (and picture posted on Twitter) at the show!

  5. Well, if there was another 7 or 8 then I would want it at Wembley! Wonder why the European shows are shorter than the U.S shows? Odd.

    Hopefully, it is to ensure Robert gets better.

  6. Oh snap!! Three Imaginary Boys in the encores?!? Please please please keep this for Madrid & Lisbon!!!

  7. Shorter set than yesterday, but Robert's voice was almost incredible! Far better than yesterday! Tim Pope is taking notes for a possible film, maybe at the end of the tour

  8. Fantastic! I think better than yesterday!

  9. Second in night in Milan...what a great Concert! Robert's voice tonight was simply Amazing.

    Mainset almost perfect with bloodflowers and Kiss me songs. Kyoto Song another jam of the night.

    The Second encore with the beautiful tib and play For today before the pop songs was really Solid and coherent.

    Short but really good tonight a lot better than yesterday. With faith or pornography at the end it would have been perfect...maybe in Paris? Who knows?

    Next stop for me: Madrid.

  10. Lovecats right after A Forest? What a change of mood!!!

    setlist diff:
    - A Night Like This
    - Charlotte Sometimes
    - Doing the Unstuck
    - End
    - Fascination Street
    - High
    - Hot Hot Hot!!!
    - It Can Never Be the Same
    - Open
    - Primary
    - Shake Dog Shake
    - The Hungry Ghost
    - The Walk
    - This Twilight Garden
    - Trust
    - Wrong Number
    + All I Want
    + Bloodflowers
    + Closedown
    + Kyoto Song
    + Out of This World
    + Play for Today
    + Step Into the Light
    + The Baby Screams
    + The Last Day of Summer
    + The Lovecats
    + The Perfect Girl
    + Three Imaginary Boys

    that's quite a change!

  11. 4 songs dropped from the setlist. The End of The World from the Mainset and The Caterpillar, Catch and A Night Like this from the encores

  12. FAITH in Paris in November would totally make sense. How symbolic, exactly one year after Paris attacks.

  13. Enjoy the rest of the shows! Milan was amazing, especially day two! I still hope that the band shall visit Athens next year or so, they haven't done so since 2005…!

  14. By the way, I was not bothered by the rather shorter show in terms of time duration. It was tighter and more energetic. So shows of 2-2.5 hours are not bad I suppose.

    1. Totally agree with you. First night was longer but weaker than second show wich, for me, was Amazing and full of energy. And the last encore with the mixing of old school/obscure/pop songs was really good.In general I think that the "bloodflowers" set is the stronger of the tour.

  15. Robert's voice sounded fine on the Periscope, so I'm guessing something unexpected came up right before the show started causing the show to be cut short. I get the feeling the band/RS is well aware that TEOTW is not exactly a fan favorite (I'm neutral on the topic), which is probably why that one was dropped. I personally don't miss The Walk - I know it's a setlist staple, and I don't mind hearing it once in awhile but it's not one of my favorites. Thanks Snuffybear, A Pink Dream and others for scoping/broadcasting entire shows. Maybe someone can fund your trip around Europe so that you can attend every show. It's hard to keep up with the whirlwind of scopes/videos. I'm only able to catch snippets here and there. At some point I'll need to go back and watch the entirety of every show (or whatever videos happen to be available) in order to avoid missing anything. I know that long after this tour is over I'll still be trying to catch up with all the various recordings. This should help blunt any withdrawal symptoms.

  16. I wonder why so much was cut from the set.

  17. Robert seemed tired at the end of the show and maybe he didn't want to stress his voice too much...

  18. Stumbled upon this video of Burn from the show, features a sweet moment of Robert resting on Simon's shoulder around 3:05

    1. You're right, thanks for the heads up. I'm blown away by the quality of this video. It looks to be 4k. When RS lifts his head from Simon's back/shoulder it almost looks like he's about to give Simon a kiss! Or maybe I am just seeing things ��

  19. Oh, and forgot to add, Simon's (?) amp says Bad Wolf (Doctor Who) :D