Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Cure in Honolulu, HI (07-16-16)

July 16th, 2016
Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, HI
Tickets still available / Doors at 6:30 PM
Ivory City at 7:10 / The Cure 8:13 - 10:56

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, A Night Like This, Push, In Between Days, Primary, Kyoto Song, Screw, Pictures of You, Closedown, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Jupiter Crash, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred Years, Give Me It

1st encore: It Can Never Be The Same, Burn

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

3rd encore: Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love

4th encore: Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry

Thanks to , , Janice, , , , C E and all the scopers for helping tonight.

Thanks Jay

Reviews: Star Advertiser

Photos: Mauro (unpublished) / Sound of Violence

Videos: Full show (from C E's Periscope stream) / Pictures of You 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven / It Can Never Be the Same / Friday I'm in Love 1 - 2 - 3 / Close To Me 1 - 2 - 3 / Boys Don't Cry 

Periscopes: Soundcheck 1 - 2 / Ivory City / 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 

Clips: Primary / Give Me It / Lullaby / Why Can't I Be You? / Boys Don't Cry 

A photo posted by Ivory City (@ivorycitymusic) on

Honolulu Preshow gathering

Thanks Darrell

Signed UK copy of 'Cured'

Essential Listening: Intro to The Cure

From Howl & Echoes:

"In case you’ve missed it, The Cure have been serving up some downright sickening set lists on their current world domination tour. We’re talking 28+ songs, 4-5 encores, songs they’ve never played live, songs that haven’t seen the stage in thirty yearsnew songs –  it’s pretty next level.

Coverage of their recent gigs have us shivering in anticipation for what is set to be one hell of an experience at both Splendour in The Grass and their tour dates. Taking a look at the time allotted to Robert Smith and co., we’re in for a treat. Naturally, we’re a bit excited and have put together a list of what we think are some of the top, most essential tracks from The Cure in preparation for their massive, three hour set. It may get emotional."

Visit their website to see their list of essential Cure tracks.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cure morning on KEXP

Listen this morning at KEXP, and tweet your favorite songs to @kexp and @loserboy with the hashtag #kexpcure.
(Thanks #Sarah)

Tickets for sale - Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia

Sydney, AU
1 GA (standing) for $155. brendanlawrenceyoung at gmail dot com 

Instead of having them spread throughout the comment sections of other topics, please use this one to post the tickets you have for sale. If you don't want to create an account or anything, just email your ticket info to me (craigatcof (at) gmail (dot) com), and I'll post it in the comments for you.

Only post tickets at face value or below (plus TM fees & shipping), and no posting links to broker/tout sites.

Thank you, and let's hope we can get more tickets to actual fans, without them having to use the broker sites.

Another look at Robert's Bowie tribute guitar

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Win tickets to VIP soundcheck & shows

This is for the Australian shows. From Telstra:

Win tickets to The Cure's VIP soundcheck + tour

We're giving Telstra customers the chance to win 2 tickets to see The Cure up close at an intimate soundcheck gig for just 20 people, before heading to their remarkable live show.

This is a once in a lifetime prize for fans of The Cure.

How to Enter
To go into the draw tell us your 3 favourite music genres.

There are 10 prizes up for grabs in each tour location. Each prize includes 2 x Soundcheck tickets plus 2 x tickets to The Cure tour.

Hurry, competition closes 10:00am Monday 18th July, 2016. Flights, accommodation and ground transfers not included. (Thanks @ryan_s)

A look back at 'Purple Haze'

From A.V. Club:

The Cure amplified the disorientation of Hendrix’s psychedelic “Purple Haze” By Annie Zaleski
Jul 13, 2016 12:00 PM

In Hear This, The A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, in honor of Amanda And Jack Palmer’s covers album, we’re picking some of our favorite cover songs.

One of the more intriguing covers albums of the ’90s (and, wow, there were plenty from which to choose) is 1993’s Stone Free: A Tribute To Jimi Hendrix. Not only did the record feature plenty of the expected guitar gods—Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Slash—but it also boasted the Spin Doctors jamming through “Spanish Castle Magic” and Belly unleashing a psychedelic “Are You Experienced?”

The album’s best detour, however, was The Cure covering “Purple Haze.” This particular version reinvents Hendrix’s original as a weird, reedy, industrial song. In fact, the tune closely resembles a factory’s humming, clanking machinery, what with its electro-plated rhythmic stutters, piano with a faint house music hangover, and Robert Smith’s vocal hiccups. Above all, The Cure amplifies the song’s original disorientation by taking an inventive approach with the song’s arrangement—it’s less a straightforward transformation than one marked by funhouse-mirror diffraction.

I’ve never been a huge Hendrix fan, but The Cure’s “Purple Haze” made me appreciate the original more—which, to me, is the hallmark of a successful cover. Perhaps unsurprisingly, however, the cover is a polarizing song for fans, one that either seems to be beloved or derided as terrible. Yet “Purple Haze” presaged the equally weird detours The Cure took later in the decade on 1996’s Wild Mood Swings, an album that moved away from moody, atmospheric dream pop and dabbled in everything from gnarled, psychedelic shoegaze to ornate cabaret. Rather than a one-off, the Hendrix cover seemed to steer The Cure in yet another direction.

Lol recording the audio version of 'Cured'

Recording the book for audible ...

A photo posted by @lol.tolhurst on

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

"Cure Night" on Sky Arts HD in Italy

From Tivoo:

"#TheCureNight", An evening dedicated to the legendary band on Sky Arts HD

An entire evening to the British band that has managed to transform the dark music into a mass phenomenon. For #TheCureNight, Sky Arts HD (120 and 400 of Sky) presents Wednesday, July 13 starting at 21:10 two extraordinary premieres to know the long career of The Cure: three decades of activity in constant metamorphosis, between crisis, divisions, replacements, paranoia and depressions, under the spiritual leadership of the charismatic leader Robert Smith.

It starts with "ROCK LEGENDS - THE CURE", the series on the great rock legends. In this episode we will be told through interviews, music, anecdotes and video clips, the story of the trio of Crawley, Sussex, from their birth in 1977, when they were called Easy Cure, up to global success with tours that go on even today. The band originally composed by voice and guitar (Robert Smith), bass (Michael Dempsey) and battery (Lol Tolhurst), imposes itself immediately for its simple style and biting defined post punk. Then the group veers towards a sound more and more dark and intimate, and then get to write some of the British pop masterpieces.

The evening will then continue on Sky Arts HD at 22.10 with the airing of "The Cure at Hurricane Festival", a documentary that proposes the 2012 edition of the festival Scheeßel, Germany, which takes place since 1973. It will be possible to relive exclusive performance of the Cure who performed, among other artists, with some of their best-loved songs: among these, Pictures of you, Love Song and Friday I'm in Love.

(Thanks @MauroParis)

Monday, July 11, 2016

Technophobia covers 'One Hundred Years'

From Washington City Paper:
Premiere: Technophobia Covers The Cure's 'One Hundred Years'
We're premiering a track from the darkwave electronic duo's debut LP, "Flicker Out." (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

Interview with Pearl at NAMM 2016

Cure get 3 hours at Splendour in the Grass

Set times have been announced, and The Cure will play from 9 - 12 on July 23rd.