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hutch

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2016, 05:10:56 pm »
I guess the US Tour has begun.. the first setlst is rather bizzaro... half of the show is from Seventeen seconds/The Top/Wish! 14 songs out of 29 from those albums... I really can't say they are my favorite Cure albums but I do like them....

It will be interesting to see how much they change it up..two new songs: It can never be the same (very promising Cure-ish title) and Setp into the Light (very unpromising unless it goes "No matter how hard you try to step into the light it will be completely dark..")

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All I Want
(First performance since 1987)
Push
In Between Days
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
Step Into the Light
(new song; live debut)
Sleep When I'm Dead
A Letter to Elise
(First performance since 2008)
High
The Walk
Lovesong
Just Like Heaven
Trust
Want
The Hanging Garden
One Hundred Years
End
Encore:
At Night
(First performance since 2011)
M
Play for Today
A Forest
Encore 2:
Dressing Up
Piggy in the Mirror
Shake Dog Shake
Give Me It

Encore 3:
Burn

Encore 4:
It Can Never Be the Same
(new song; live debut)



hutch

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2016, 05:14:17 pm »
Just to be clear I am a huge Cure fan and would totally take that setlist happily! I dont' have too many "requirements".. one for sure is that they play Just Like Heaven...

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2016, 05:21:20 pm »
They need more encores.

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #33 on: May 11, 2016, 05:31:39 pm »
I agree, that is a nice setlist.  Burn!  That was the first song of theirs that I remember ever hearing, on the Crow soundtrack.  I am hoping to possibly snag a secondary market ticket for this. 

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 11, 2016, 06:25:13 pm »
I can't make a middle-of-the-week show at Merriweather so I going up for the first MSG show in NYC. I am hoping for more tunes from Pornography, which is probably my favorite LP of theirs. That and Seventeen Seconds are probably the 2 I listen to the most. The one tune I'd want to hear is "Cold"...I'm just glad Simon Gallup is still playing bass for them. One of my favorite bass players ever.

hutch

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2016, 07:06:28 pm »
Just to be clear I am a huge Cure fan and would totally take that setlist happily! I dont' have too many "requirements".. one for sure is that they play Just Like Heaven...
push is mine...and I see they played it
Charlotte Sometimes and In Between Days would be next
I'd love to hear Killing an Arab, but doesn't seem very PC anymore
10:15 Saturday Night
JLH of course
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hutch

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #37 on: May 11, 2016, 07:35:10 pm »
yes.. seeing Push on the setlist was pretty great...love that song... my sister is seeing them on Saturday.. I think the band we are going to get is pretty great..o'donnell, gallup.... reeves gabrels (who we saw with Bowie twice).......


hutch

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2016, 09:22:58 am »
ha ha... 10 songs from disintegration last night.. basically they played two nights in New Orleans and gave two different shows!


The Cure is a live powerhouse/juggernaut that can pretty much play anything on any night...


Only 1 song from Wish, no songs from The Top and no songs from Seventeen Seconds...

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/2016/kiefer-uno-lakefront-arena-new-orleans-la-5bf16b14.html

note: first Screw since 1985.... This Twilight Garden debut


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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2016, 09:25:25 am »
Really happy to see they played "Burn" both nights. That song is a showstopper. Cannot wait for this tour, I just wish that I could see more than one date because the shows will each be vastly different. I love it when bands mix up the setlists radically. With a band like the Cure, it'll be great no matter what.

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2016, 09:32:22 am »
Thirty years ago, I would not have expected the Cure to become a live powerhouse that puts on Springsteen-length concerts with changed-up setlists each night. It really is impressive. Good for them.
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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2016, 09:41:18 am »
Thirty years ago, I would not have expected the Cure to become a live powerhouse that puts on Springsteen-length concerts with changed-up setlists each night. It really is impressive. Good for them.

I was at this Cure show nearly 29 years ago and I seem to remember it being around three hours in length.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/1987/the-centrum-worcester-ma-1bd7f118.html

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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2016, 09:44:57 am »
Gah damn 4 encores? How long was the concert?
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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2016, 09:46:45 am »
Thirty years ago, I would not have expected the Cure to become a live powerhouse that puts on Springsteen-length concerts with changed-up setlists each night. It really is impressive. Good for them.

I was at this Cure show nearly 29 years ago and I seem to remember it being around three hours in length.

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/1987/the-centrum-worcester-ma-1bd7f118.html

That's crazy.
One niggling thing though -- who the fuck needs four encores anyway? I mean, ok if it's New Years Eve and you're playing Madison Square Garden, indulge yourself and the audience. But every single night you're playing three or four encores? Just pack it all into one awesome second set/encore instead of making everybody clap and scream and yowl over and over.
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Re: Official 930 Club The Cure at Merriweather 6-22 Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2016, 09:50:18 am »
Yes, but...and good on you for seeing that show!

They've gotten a lot more flexible in that for about 10 years at least now they can play whatever.... which is pretty impressive when you have a catalog of so many songs to draw on...

I mean take the covering LPs concept.. a few years back- and they did not come to DC of course- they played a few shows where they covered THREE of their own albums in one concert!


The best thing going though is Robert Smith's voice... he's 57 but still retains that distinct voice...I don't know how to describe his voice but its one that I could easily have seen changing if he had been smoking/boozing it up for the past few decades....he hasn't...

I do worry about MPP curfew though.....

obviously part of the reason they can play that many songs and draw from so much is that Robert Smith must be one real exacting perfectionist band leader.... rehearsals must be a bitch.... I don't know... there's something to be said for the way he's doing things.. he realizes he doesn't have the new songs people want to hear so instead he compensates by giving a relatively decent priced/long ass show drawing from all eras etc..