How wonderful were The Cure?

9 days to go - I'm off to Hyde Park on 7 July. Can't wait!
I can’t wait, that line up is so ideal. So many bands to tick off my list, Interpol, Slowdive, Twilight Sad, Editors and of course the Cure. I’ve seen Goldfrapp but I’m excited to see a more upbeat setlist as The Tales Of Us tour was very down beat / intimate.
Although I am worried 1.) I’ll get sun burnt 2.) my “late for everything” friend will be so late we’ll end up standing at the back unable to see anything.
 
So yesterday was literally amazing, I got there when the Editor’s were playing, me and my friend drank beer and enjoyed the bands. It wasn’t too busy throughout the day because of the match.
I’m glad I’ve finally seen Interpol, and also got to see an upbeat bopped filled setlist from Goldfrapp, The Tales of Us tour was very mellow.
Finally, I got to see one of my favourite bands, The Cure, and they were phenomenal, the set list was perfect, banger after banger. Robert looked great too, I thought he wasn’t looking his best / healthy on the last tour but I think might have lost some weight.
Honestly, I cried when Plainsong came on, that doesn’t happen often.
 
It was a long day. The tiredness, accelerated by the heat, peaked at 8.00pm just when Ride were finishing up. All of that melted away when The Cure came on stage. It was another brilliant performance. Just flew home yesterday evening. Exhausted but really glad I made the trip.

Plainsong
Pictures Of You
High
A Night Like This
The Walk
The End Of The World
Lovesong
Push
In Between Days
Just Like Heaven
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
Play For Today
A Forest
Shake Dog Shake
Burn
Fascination Street
Never Enough
The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
Disintegration

Lullaby
The Caterpillar
Friday I’m In Love
Close To Me
Why Can’t I Be You?

Boys Don’t Cry
Jumping Someone Else’s Train
Grinding Halt
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing An Arab

Many people thought Boys Don't Cry would be the last song. We then got treated to these.
 
What a amazing set list! Thanks for sharing. Apart from the obvious tracks, it has some personal faves such as Play for Today, Train and On a Night like This.

Have the Cure given up as a recording band now? Seems an age since their last album.
 
What a amazing set list! Thanks for sharing. Apart from the obvious tracks, it has some personal faves such as Play for Today, Train and On a Night like This.

Have the Cure given up as a recording band now? Seems an age since their last album.

It's probably ten whole years by now (4:13 Dream was the last, right?). I didn't even listen to that one.
 
What a amazing set list! Thanks for sharing. Apart from the obvious tracks, it has some personal faves such as Play for Today, Train and On a Night like This.

Have the Cure given up as a recording band now? Seems an age since their last album.
Not given up but it’s been a very long time since 4:13 dream, I think I read there were label issues.
Robert announced in 2014 he was going to release 4:14 scream, but that disappeared as he felt there wasn’t but point with the band members changing since th recordings.
They’ve played new songs on the last tour, and now with the release of Mixed Up remastered things might finally be back on track. Although I won’t hold my breath.
 
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The Cure's Robert Smith reveals three new albums are in the works

“Actually I have prepared three albums, two of them more advanced. The first will be the one that we will release very soon. I think that the first single, or the whole album, will come out this Christmas, or a little earlier. It has the title of ‘Live From the Moon’ and it will surely change its name,” said Smith.

“The second album, which I already have more advanced, refers to much freer pieces and with a more pronounced, stronger sound, and that to record them has to be live, yes, with that experience of putting together a concept based on the interpretation of the moment,” Smith continued.

“The third, which is crazy, is a noise disc, with different aspects and environments, all based on experiences on a stage or on my paths, in situations where noise is present and to which we are so accustomed that we don’t pay attention.”

“I feel intent on it being a 2019 release and would be extremely bitter if it isn’t. At some point I will have to say ‘this is it’, otherwise we’ll just keep recording like we have done in the past. It never gets any better. We’re due one more session then we’re done.”

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