Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Cure in Houston (05-14-16)

Toyota Center in Houston, TX
Doors at 6 pm
Twilight Sad 7 - 7:40, The Cure 8:00 - 11:00
Please note that this is 30 minutes earlier than the original ticketed start time.
Sold Out! All seats reserved, no GA floor tonight
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Tape / Open, High, A Night Like This, Lovesong, Pictures of You, Lullaby, A Strange Day, Push, In Between Days, Just Like Heaven, The Last Day of Summer, At Night, M, Play for Today, Want, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, One Hundred Years, End

1st Encore: Burn, It Can Never Be the Same

2nd Encore: Step Into the Light, Fascination Street, Never Enough, Wrong Number

3rd Encore: The Lovecats, Close to Me, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Let's Go to Bed, Why Can't I Be You?

4th Encore: A Forest, Boys Don't Cry

A photo posted by Nyx (@nyxcured) on

Reviews: Houston Press 

Videos: Complete show (in playlist form) / Another version of the complete show / Open / High / A Night Like This / Lovesong / Pictures of You / Lullaby / A Strange Day 1 - 2 / Push 1 - 2 / In Between Days / Just Like Heaven / Last Day of Summer 1 - 2 / At Night / M / Play for Today / Want / Shake Dog Shake / The Hungry Ghost / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / 100 Years / End / Burn / It Can Never Be the Same / Step into the Light / Fascination Street / Never Enough / Wrong Number / The Lovecats / Close To Me / The Caterpillar / The Walk / Let's Go To Bed / Why Can't I Be You? / A Forest / Boys Don't Cry /

Photos: Toyota Center

So this happened tonight. James dedicated 'I Could Give You All That You Don't Want' to me during tonight's set.

'Bloodflowers' in Austin

(Thanks @cshobson)

'Out of This World' in Austin

(Thanks @cshobson)

Dallas show info

From an email sent out by American Airlines Center:

Here are some things you should know before you arrive.


Small point and shoot cameras allowed. No professional camera equipment or detachable lenses allowed. No selfie sticks. No iPads.

For directions on how to get to the American Airlines Center, click here.

For more information regarding parking at the American Airlines Center, click here.

To pre-purchase parking, please click here.

Time changes for Houston tonight

Email sent out by Toyota Center:

Update On Saturday Night's Show
The Twilight Sad will now be starting at 7pm for Saturday night's show. The Cure is scheduled to take the stage around 8pm. Please note that this is 30 minutes earlier than the original ticketed start time. Enjoy the show!

'Expolding Boy' in Austin

(Thanks Chris)

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Cure in Austin (05-13-16)

May 13th, 2016
Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX
Doors at 6 pm (floor) / 6:30 (reserved)
Twilight Sad 7:20 - 8, The Cure 8:30 - 11:30
Tickets still available  / Parking info
Get there early for The Twilight Sad! They are excellent!

Setlist: Out of This World, Pictures of You, Closedown, A Night Like This, All I Want, Push, Last Dance, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, This Twilight Garden, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Screw, The End of the World, Want, Us or Them, The Hungry Ghost, Prayers for Rain, Bloodflowers

1st Encore: Step Into the Light, Shake Dog Shake, Never Enough, Wrong Number

2nd Encore: Hot Hot Hot!!!, Close to Me, The Exploding Boy, In Between Days, Doing the Unstuck, Friday I'm in Love

3rd Encore: Burn, It Can Never Be the Same

4th Encore: A Forest, Boys Don't Cry

Reviews: Brooklyn Vegan / Glide / Austin Chronicle / Austin 360

Videos: Out of This World / Pictures of You / Closedown 1 - 2 / A Night Like This 1 - 2 - 3 / All I Want / Push 1 - 2 / Bloodflowers / Shake Dog Shake / Never Enough / Close To Me / Exploding Boy 1 - 2 - 3 / In Between Days / Doing the Unstuck / Friday I'm in Love / Burn 1 - 2 / It Can Never Be The Same  / A Forest 1 - 2 / Boys Don't Cry

$20 ticket special for NC & "Portland"

Not exactly sure what seats they'll be offering, guessing lawn, but Live Nation will have a $20 Gets You In sale starting today at either midnight PDT or 10 am local time (of the city you're buying for).

Only 3 Cure shows qualify, The "Portland" show n Ridgefield, WA, Atlanta, and the Charlotte, NC show. Full list of participating artists & venues here. (Thanks Andy)

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Important Austin show info

Dear Ticket Buyer,

We appreciate your recent ticket purchase to The Cure Tour 2016 at the Frank Erwin Center on Friday, May 13. Please review this helpful information to make your experience an enjoyable one!


General admission wristbands will be distributed to customers with general admission tickets at the Red River entrance beginning at 9 a.m. the day of the show. Please note you must have your general admission ticket in hand to receive a wristband. You can only pick up your own wristband. All general admission ticket holders must enter through the Red River doors. General admission floor seating is standing room only.

Doors will open at approximately 6 p.m. for general admission and 6:30 p.m. for all other ticket holders.


If you need assistance, please report any issues to the Frank Erwin Center event management staff during the event by texting the word “FRANK”, your issue and location to 69050. Standard message and data rates may apply.

 If you selected the Print at Home option when you purchased your tickets, please remember to print your tickets before coming to the show. If you need to have your tickets printed at the venue, a $3 per ticket reprint fee will apply.



Traffic, parking and access to the Frank Erwin Center will be affected by the UIL Track and Field State Meet. You can check parking disruptions on the UT Parking and Transportation Services site. Please plan accordingly. Parking is available for purchase in advance through Click and Park. You must purchase parking before 10 p.m. the day before your scheduled event.




Enjoy the show and share on social media using #THECUREATX!divider

Fan meetups for Texas shows

Spider House Cafe & Ballroom
May 13th, 2016 from 5 - 7PM
Facebook Event Page

Lola's Depot Pre-show party
May 14th, 2016 at 6:30 PM
Facebook Event Page

Etro Lounge Afterparty
May 14th, 2016 from 10 PM - 2 AM
Facebook Event Page

Living Room Bar
May 15th, 2016 from 6 - 7:30 PM
Facebook Event Page
(Thanks Kelly)

More shows in 2017? Sounds like it!

From Texx and the City:

The Cure Is ”Keen” To Visit SA, Possibly In 2017
EXCLUSIVE: Attie van Wyk gives us the lowdown on The Cure’s possible tour.
12 May 2016 / / written by Graeme Raubenheimer

“We must’ve exchanged about a hundred emails with their [The Cure’s] agents,” says Big Concert International’s Attie van Wyk, who kindly walked out of a busy staff meeting to speak exclusively to Texx and the City’s contributor Graeme Raubenheimer.

“They’re [The Cure] very keen to come here… they just couldn’t fit South Africa in this year.”

The legendary English rock band just kicked off their first major US tour in eight years. The post-punk outfit, formed back in 1976, promise to “explore 37 years of Cure songs” on this tour, while surprising American crowds to a taste of their new material. So, sadly South Africa won’t be treated to a visit anytime soon.

But van Wyk is reasonably confident The Cure will aim for 2017.
“I definitely think they will look at South Africa next year. And it will also include markets like Japan and South East Asia,” van Wyk said and he agrees with us, that if metal gods Iron Maiden can come to South Africa, so can The Cure.

He says frontman Robert Smith has been very hands-on regarding the mails exchanged so far. “What I can tell you is that he [Smith] reads every e-mail… the agent copies him, but I don’t have direct conversations with him,” adds Big Concert’s Executive Chairman.

Expanding on how they do business, van Wyk tells us that the UK band doesn’t like the term “golden circle”, because they believe fans should be treated to same experience at the same price.

The Cure’s fantastic in that they appeal to both young and old audiences. Van Wyk says even though the band is massive in many parts of the globe, he doesn’t see them performing at Cape Town Stadium or FNB Stadium, but rather at an outdoor event or somewhere small and intimate. “Fingers crossed.”

The Cure aside, Big Concerts International is pretty busy. “We talk to a lot of artists all the time. At the moment my list is exactly 68 artists that we’ve approached to come tour here. But eventually most of these artists come through, even if it’s in the next three or four years, eventually we get them,” reveals van Wyk.

If you’re wondering which acts are on that list, we simply can’t tell you. “I’d rather choose not to,” laughs Attie.

The fact remains though – The Cure is interested in us. And baby, that’s something to scream about.
(Thanks @nilsvdlinden)

'It Can Never Be The Same' lyrics

These are not 100% correct. Just my first run through. Also, he changes it a bit each night, so not sure which version is correct.

Don't worry, I smile
I'll miss you, but it's not like you're gone
Don't worry, I smile
It's not like there won't be another one
We laughed about last year
The games we played, the songs we sang
The way we danced all night
Don't worry, I smile
We'll do all those things again next time

And I kiss you
So soft,  so pale, so cold,
The words are left unsaid
But we know, we always know
I can sing, I can dance, I can laugh
As if nothing ever changed
But without you, without you
It can never be the same
It can never be the same
Never be the same
Never be the same

No don't worry, I smile
I'll miss you, but it's not like you're gone
Oh don't worry, I smile
It's not like there won't be another one
There won't be another one
However long I wait
There won't be another one
It will always be too late
There won't be another one
We won't do it all again
There won't be another one
Without you, it can never be the same
It can never be the same
It can never be the same

Yeah, I can sing, I can laugh, and I can dance
As if nothing ever changed
Without you, without you
It could never be the same

El Paso preview article

Local fans gush over The Cure before Don Haskins Show

Formed in 1970s England on the heels of the punk rock revolution, The Cure crept into the music scene and never looked back. Fronted by Robert Smith, the soft-spoken, wild-coiffed, lipstick-wearing guitarist and vocalist, the band has exhibited amazing longevity and relevance.

Marina Monsisvais, a longtime Cure fan and all-around music lover, said she’s looking forward to the band’s El Paso show on Tuesday, May 17 at the Don Haskins Center. She has passionately studied bands and music culture throughout life, and for her, the reason The Cure has stuck around for so many years is clear.

“A lot of that has to do with the themes they hit upon – they really resonate with people,” she said. “Things they talk about are universal: love, sadness, unrequited love. Those feelings don’t get old.”

Read the rest at What's Up.

'Last Dance' in New Orleans (night 2)

'This Twilight Garden' in New Orleans (night 2)

So sorry I didn't get all of it!

'Step into the Light' in New Orleans (night 2)

'It Can Never Be The Same' in New Orleans (night 2)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Cure in New Orleans (05-11-16)

May 11th, 2016 - New Orleans, LA
UNO Lakefront Arena
Doors at 6 pm, Twilight Sad 7:20 - 8, The Cure 8:30 - 11
Sold Out! / Parking is $10 (cash only)

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, Closedown, A Night Like This, The End of the World, Lovesong, Doing the Unstuck, Just Like Heaven, Last Dance, This Twilight Garden, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Hot Hot Hot!!!, Screw, Want, Us or Them, The Hungry Ghost, Prayers for Rain, Disintegration

1st encore: The Same Deep Water as You

2nd encore: Other Voices, Charlotte Sometimes, Primary

3rd encore: Step Into the Light, Never Enough, Wrong Number

4th encore: Burn, It Can Never Be the Same

5th encore: Boys Don't Cry


Reviews: Nolavie (plus photos) / Gambit (Alex nails it!), New Orleans Advocate (plus great photos)

Photos: Offbeat

Twilight Sad videos: There's a Girl in the Corner / That Summer at Home I Became the Invisible Boy & I Became a Prostitute & Nil / And She Would Darken the Memory

Videos: Full show / Full Show #2 / Plainsong 1 - 2 / Pictures of You 1 - 2 / Closedown / A Night Like This / End of the World / Lovesong / Doing the Unstuck 1 - 2 / Just Like Heaven 1 - 2 / Last Dance 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / This Twilight Garden 1 - 2 - 3 - 4  - 5 / Lullaby 1 - 2 - 3 / Fascination Street 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 / Hot, Hot, Hot / Screw / Want / Us or Them / Hungry Ghost / Prayers for Rain & Disintegration / Disintegration / Same Deep Water As You 1 - 2 - 3 / Charlotte Sometimes 1 - 2 - 3 / Charlotte Sometimes & Primary / Other Voices / Primary / Step into the Light 1 - 2 / Never Enough 1 - 2 - 3 / Wrong Number / Burn 1 - 2 / It Can Never Be The Same / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 

Clips: "Prayers for Raaaaaiiiinnnn" / A bit of 'Same Deep Water As You' 1 - 2 / Reeves on 'A Night Like This' / Reeves on 'Wrong Number' / "Thank you very much, New Orleans. Dare I say we'll see you again?" /

Line Reports: NOLA night 2

Not from the line, but you never know who you might meet while walking through the French Quarter. :)

3:11 PM: Mindy C -About 25 deep right now.
11:39 AM: Lara C - About 9 of us now!
9:42 AM: Lara C - Three of us lined up now :)

The Cure in New Orleans (05-10-16)

May 10th, 2016 - New Orleans, LA
UNO Lakefront Arena
Doors at 6 pm, Twilight Sad 7:20 - 8, The Cure 8:35 - 11:07
Tickets still available / Parking is $10 (cash only).

Setlist: Tape / Open, alt.end, All I Want, Push, In Between Days, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Step Into The Light, Sleep When I'm Dead, A Letter to Elise, High, The Walk, Lovesong, Just Like Heaven, Trust, Want, The Hanging Garden, One Hundred Years, End

1st Encore: At Night, M, Play for Today, A Forest

2nd Encore: Dressing Up, Piggy in the Mirror, Shake Dog Shake, Give Me It

3rd Encore: Burn

4th Encore: It Can Never Be the Same


Photos: New Orleans Local

Articles: RadioX / Entertainment Weekly / Vanyaland / Stereogum / Billboard / Rolling Stone / / Diffuser / NME / Pitchfork / The 405 / CoS / GigWise / Crack / Overblown

Videos: From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea 1 - 2 / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea & Step Into The Light & Sleep When I'm Dead & A Letter To  Elise / Step Into The Light / A Letter To Elise / The Walk / Lovesong / A Forest /Give Me It / Burn 1 - 2 / It Can Never Be The Same / 1 hour 3 minutes of the show (Deep Green Sea to Give Me It) / 1 hour 45 minutes of the show 

Clips: Robert talks about playing different songs both nights / Robert tells a joke about his shirt /At Night 1 - 2 / Trust 1 - 2 - 3 / A Forest 

A bit of 'At Night' in New Orleans

Setlist photos

'It Can Never Be The Same' in New Orleans

Some periscope footage of it here, along with 'Burn" (Thanks @La_Bestia_Tina)
And here's audio on Soundcloud. (Thanks @TheCureMexico & @RosaReyesRomero)

'Step into the Light' in New Orleans

And here's audio on Soundcloud. (Thanks @TheCureMexico & @RosaReyesRomero)

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Line reports: NOLA night 1

01:30 pm: Mindy C - There's 14 people here in line now. Saw The Twilight Sad.

11:19 am: Mindy C - I'm just getting here and there's about 10 people in line including me.

9:38 am: Aquashark - I'm in line now, and there are 6 people including me at the moment!

One big request/plea from me...if you are out there and hear soundcheck, please do not post the songs in the comments, or email/tweet them to me! This is my one chance to be completely surprised by the setlist, and I don't want any spoilers until after the 2 NOLA shows. If you have the soundchek info, I do want it, but send it in after Wednesday night's show. Thank you so much!

"It's opening time, down on Fascination Street"

Robert: "I was thinking of Bourbon Street in New Orleans when I wrote it. I was getting ready to go there and I thought, what the fuck do I think I'm going to find? It's about the incredulity that I could still be fooled into looking for a perfect moment."

The day has finally arrived. Cure Tour 2016 starts tonight, and I couldn't be more excited or happier that they're starting here in New Orleans. After the Dream Tour in 2000, we had a 13 year drought, finally broken by the Voodoo show in 2013. Now we've had 3 shows in 2.5 years. I can live with that. :)

So, just a very grateful and heartfelt THANK YOU! to Robert Smith. And that is also extended to Simon Gallup, Roger O'Donnell, Jason Cooper, and Reeves Gabrels, as well. We love you all, and are so thankful that we get to do all of this at least one more time. Hope you all have a wonderful tour, with as few problems as possible! Here's to health, happiness, and incredible shows. Cheers!

Now let's all go hit opening time, down on Fascination Street!

Push - A Cure Fan Documentary

Been following this project since the Dream Tour days. Good luck to Arusha and her team! Hope you have a great and productive time on this tour! Wishing safe travels to you and all of the fans traveling around the country and world.

Do you have a favorite Cure story to share? From Past or Present? Were you ever doubted or misunderstood because of your Cure Fan fever? Send your brief story and photo to All submissions will be posted on this site and will be considered for the film. Thank you all for your contributions. Devotion is not a crime!

New Orleans Cure Afterparty on May 10th

Siberia will host an afterparty on May 10th from 10 pm - 2 am.

Update (May 6th, 2016): Here's the Facebook event page.

Monday, May 9, 2016

The Twilight Sad are ready to go

@andyjmf using his new @copeland_guitars for the 1st time at today's practise in New Orleans

A photo posted by The Twilight Sad (@thetwilightsad) on

NOLA Security & Show info

Just got this from Lakefront Arena:

This is a reminder that you have purchased tickets for The Cure concert this upcoming week!

For your information, the doors to the Lakefront Arena are scheduled to open at 6:00pm and the concert is scheduled to begin at 7:30pm. Please plan on arriving early as heavy traffic is expected around our venue.

All patrons are subject to a security search. Please note the following items and actions are not allowed: smoking, all cameras (small hand held, removable lens, 35mm, and including iPads and Tablets, etc.), audio recording devices, video recording devices, illegal drugs, flash photography, weapons of any kind, guns, knives, tasers, mace, flash lights, glass items, cans, containers of any kind, fireworks, aerosol cans (including hairspray), political banners, radio scanning / jamming equipment, outside food, beverages, or alcohol, banner poles, laser pointers, spiked jewelry, chains (including those on wallets), backpacks, large bags or purses, glow sticks, objects that may be used as projectiles, moshing or crowd surfing & other items and activities deemed unsafe and a challenge to public safety. Yes, we know it’s a long list – but we want everyone to be safe and enjoy the show!

Those guests with a Floor / General Admission ticket should enter under Ramp 4 at the Ground 4 entrance. Guests with reserved seats can enter up Ramp 1 or 4.

Please note that strobe lights will be used during the performance.

Parking on site is $10.00 per vehicle; cash only.

Cure Sasquatch poster

New Orleans preview articles

From Mike Griffith at New Orleans magazine:

UK post-punk legends The Cure are coming through town May 10-11 for a two night stand at the UNO Lakefront Arena. The Cure remain an outstanding live band. Their headlining sets often stretch to three hours and include a mix of hits and deep cuts. Whether you’re a longtime fan or casually interested, this is one worth seeing.

From Keith Spera at The New Orleans Advocate:

The Cure
7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday
UNO Lakefront Arena, 6801 Franklin Ave.
Tickets: $38 to $68 plus service charges

Goth-pop didn’t get much more melodic than that of The Cure. Singer-songwriter Robert Smith, a poster boy for the permanently pale, and his collaborators churned out a long string of irresistible tragic-romantic singles in their 1980s heyday: “Boys Don’t Cry,” “Close to Me,” “Just Like Heaven,” “Lovesong,” “Why Can’t I Be You,” “Friday I’m in Love,” “The Love Cats,” “Pictures of You.” Smith and company occasionally reconvene to hit the road. Following an extremely well-received show at the 2013 Voodoo Experience, the Cure will launch their 2016 North American tour with two nights at the Lakefront Arena. Tickets for the arena floor are standing-room-only general admission; balcony seats are reserved. The Twilight Sad is the opening act for both nights.

From The Times-Picayune's Lagniappe section (May 6th, 2016):
And Where Y'at Magazine (May 2016) seems to think it's still 2000 and that the Dream Tour is about to begin. Don't we wish!

Update (May 9th, 2016): And this was in today's issue of Gambit.

10 Songs We Want on The Cure’s 2016 Tour

Let me stress that this is what the guy at CoS wants to hear. The guy at CoF would have a very different list (and it starts with - 1. 'A Chain of Flowers', 2. 'Last Dance', 3. 'Cold', 4. 'Secrets', 5. 'The Same Deep Water As You').

10 Songs We Want to Hear on The Cure’s 2016 Tour

Their list:
Do the Hansa
The 13th
(I Don't Know What's Going) On
A Thousand Hours (or Years as he calls it) 

Love Cats: A Tribute to The Cure

From Stereogum (listen to Tancred's cover of 'The Figurehead' on their website):

Love Cats: A Tribute To The Cure is the latest release from Reimagine Music, a label that employs the indie rockers of today to cover the classics. (They’ve also overseen tributes to the Beatles, the Smiths, Uncle Tupelo, and John Vanderslice’s album-length cover of David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs.) Artists such as the Hotelier and Dowsing contributed to Love Cats, but the first track to be released is Tancred’s cover of Pornography highlight “The Figurehead.” It’s fascinating to hear the voice behind this year’s brightly energetic Out Of The Garden applying her perspective to such a dark, despairing dirge.

01 Canopy Climbers – “Friday I’m In Love”
02 The Hotelier – “Doing The Unstuck”
03 Hayley Richman – “Love Song”
04 Dowsing – “Push”
05 Tancred – “The Figurehead”
06 The Crookes – “Boys Don’t Cry”
07 Minipop – “Pictures of You”
08 Grace Kelly – “Love Cats”
09 The Worm Is Green – “Close To Me”
10 Sealions – “In Between Days”
11 Woodpigeon – “Lullaby”
12 The Guessing Game – “Love Song”

Love Cats: A Tribute To The Cure is out 5/13 (Friday the 13th, the press release notes) on Reimagine Music. Pre-order it here.

Update (May 9th, 2016): Pitchfork has posted The Hotelier's cover of 'Doing the Unstuck'.

Cure tribute night in NYC tonight

A Night Like This: A Tribute to The Cure
CAKE SHOP 152 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002
June 9th, 2016 at 8 pm
Admission: $8

Join us for a special evening featuring music by The Cure. In anticipation of The Cure's upcoming 2016 world tour and three sold out nights at MSG, Brooklyn band, Like Herding Cats is hosting an evening dedicated to one of the most influential bands of all time.

The evening kicks off featuring local bands playing original music and Cure covers. Like Herding Cats front man, Dom P will be DJing Cure Hits, New wave, Dark wave, Brit Pop and Alternative dance through the night. More details and news to follow so stay tuned.

Participating Bands:




The first time The Cure played Lakefront Arena

Note: This was originally posted on July 25th, 2012. No reason for reposting now, other than another trip down "Cure at Lakefront Arena" memory lane. Thanks for indulging me. We start creating new memories tomorrow!

July 25th, 1987 - New Orleans, LA (UNO Lakefront Arena)

Setlist: The Kiss, Torture, All I Want, A Japanese Dream, Catch, Just Like Heaven, Hot Hot Hot!!!, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Like Cockatoos, The Walk, In Between Days, How Beautiful You Are, The Perfect Girl, The Snakepit, A Forest, Fight

1st Encore: Close to Me, Let's Go to Bed

2nd Encore: One More Time, Charlotte Sometimes, Shiver and Shake

3rd Encore: Three Imaginary Boys, Primary, Boys Don't Cry, Why Can't I Be You?

It was 25 years ago tonight that I saw The Cure live for the very first time. And for only $15! My seat wasn't the best, but not bad for buying tickets just 2 weeks before the show. Thanks to mom for buying it for me at the Maison Blanche in the Oakwood Mall.

What sold me on the show? Had to be this description in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of them being "a bizarre British pop/rock band". How could I resist? :)

This was the preview article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune (most likely from the Lagniappe section on July 24th, 1987), which featured an interview with Lol. Love how he casually mentions that they have some new guy, Roger O'Donnell, on keyboards with them for this tour. :)

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Perth & Adelaide shows announced

July 29th - Adelaide at Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Telstra presale: May 11th at 14:00
Live Nation presale: May 13th at 15:00
On sale: May 17th at 09:00

July 31st - Perth at Perth Arena
Telstra presale: May 11th at 14:00
Live Nation presale: May 13th at 15:00
On sale: May 17th at 09:00

The last time The Cure played Lakefront Arena

Aug. 25th, 1996 - New Orleans, LA (UNO Lakefront Arena)
(Attendance: 4,941 / Capacity: 7,861 / Gross Sales: $115,538)

Setlist: Want, Club America, Fascination St., Lullaby, Strange Attraction, This is a Lie, Just Like Heaven, Jupiter Crash, Round & Round & Round, Lovesong, Mint Car, Catch, The Drowning Man, The Kiss, Charlotte Sometimes, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Dressing Up, Return, Treasure, Trap, Prayers for Rain, Inbetween Days, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Bare, Disintegration

1st Encore: The 13th, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go to Bed, Why Can't I Be You (That Old Black Magic/Young at Heart/Moon River("Old Man River")/Lovecats)

2nd Encore: Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab, Faith.

Soundcheck: The 13th, Figurehead, The Drowning Man, Just Like Heaven, beginning of Plainsong, Want.

Robert: "There's like a whole glut of songs we haven't played in years. Apparently 'cause we're in New Orleans, and it's a dark kind of city. I will see if that's true again later. This is called If Only Tonight We Could Sleep"

Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson, and Clint Mansell were at the show.



After the show, the infamous Trent & Robert brohug happened at The Blue Crystal. Alternative Press has the story:

""Every city in America has at least one Gothic club. In New Orleans, it's the Blue Crystal. When a band like the Cure is in town, the Blue Crystal throws a party after the show. The club called Reznor, the closest thing they have to a local dignitary, to invite him to the Cure after-show party. Further conversation revealed that the only way the Cure would show is if Reznor is there, too. You can't hear it anywhere in Nine Inch Nails, but Reznor is a Cure fan from way back. He considers the Cure's The Head On The Door" one of the best records ever." His favorite description of himself: "Robert Smith with a head cold."

"I end up going to the club, and surprisingly, everyone from the Cure is there. And the bartender calls me over and says, 'Robert really wants to talk to you.'" Reznor smiles, makes a face that says: You mean I have to meet one of my teen idols in a goth club in Louisiana? Now? In front of all these people?

"It ends up," Reznor says, "me and him, hugging on the dance floor. He's like, 'I love you, dude,' and I'm like, 'I love you too, man.'" The Cure fans formed a loose circle around the pair while New Order's "Blue Monday" pumped out of the speakers. "It was the greatest scene," Reznor says.

"We were both fairly incoherent," he feels compelled to add."

Sorry, there's really no point to this post. Just traveling down memory lane a bit, before this week's shows.  Kinda excited. :)

The Twilight Sad are on their way!