Review of the Cure live at the Teenage Cancer Trust benefit gig at the Royal Albert Hall

Cure TCT 2014 poster 2Here’s a review of the first of two of the Cure’s recent live shows for the Teenage Cancer Trust, at the fantastic Royal Albert Hall ion London.

Last night The Cure played the first of two shows at Royal Albert Hall in London as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust benefit. The band ripped through a 29 song set, then returned for three encores, in all performing 45 songs. The band dusted off a few songs they haven’t performed in years like “Harold & Joe” and Jupiter Crash,” plus performed the “Lovesong” b-side, “2 Late” for the first time ever.  Video and the setlist from the show are posted below.

The Cure announced earlier this year that their 14th album, 4:14 Scream, the follow up to 2008’s 4:14 Dream will be released later this year along with another live DVD release. Details about the releases are forthcoming. The Cure are also heading back on the road later this year and will perform The Top, The Head On The Door, and Robert Smith’s fave Cure album, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, in full. Dates for the tour are expected to be announced soon.

Setlist

  • 01. Plainsong
  • 02. Prayers For Rain
  • 03. A Strange Day
  • 04. A Night Like This
  • 05. Stop Dead
  • 06. Push
  • 07. In Between Days
  • 08. 2 Late
  • 09. Jupiter Crash
  • 10. The End Of The World
  • 11. Lovesong
  • 12. Mint Car
  • 13. Friday I’m In Love
  • 14. Doing The Unstuck
  • 15. Trust
  • 16. Pictures Of You
  • 17. Lullaby
  • 18. High
  • 19. Harold & Joe
  • 20. The Caterpillar
  • 21. The Walk
  • 22. Sleep When I’m Dead
  • 23. Just Like Heaven
  • 24. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
  • 25. Want
  • 26. The Hungry Ghost
  • 27. Wrong Number
  • 28. One Hundred Years
  • 29. Disintegration
  •  —- Encore 1 —-
  • 30. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
  • 31. Shake Dog Shake
  • 32. Fascination Street
  • 33. Bananafishbones
  • 34. Play For Today
  • 35. A Forest
  •  —- Encore 2 —-
  • 36. Catch
  • 37. The Lovecats
  • 38. Hot Hot Hot
  • 39. Let’s Go To Bed
  • 40. Freakshow
  • 41. Close To Me
  • 42. Why Can’t I Be You
  •  —- Encore 3 —-
  • 43. Boys Don’t Cry
  • 44. 10:15 Saturday Night
  • 45. Killing An Arab

via Video: The Cure rips through 45 song set at Teenage Cancer Trust benefit ~ …hang the dj.

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