Saturday, June 23, 2012

The Cure at Southside Festival 2012

Setlist: (Tape), Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Doing the Unstuck, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Bananafishbones, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

Encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Close To Me, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?

Photos: Southside / Robert 1 & 2 (folkbadger) /  Schwarzwälder Bote / Dasding / Robert (kiuto) / The Cure (kiuto)

Audio: SummerCure / scttrbrn (Rapidshare - DIME)

Videos (Webcast): Complete / Open / High / End of the World / Doing the Unstuck / Push / From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea / If Only Tonight We Could Sleep / The Caterpillar

Videos: Open / High / End of the World / Lovesong 1 - 2 - 3 / Push / Doing the Unstuck / Just Like Heaven / If Only Tonight We Could Sleep / Pictures of You / The Walk / Bananafishbones / Play For Today / A Forest 1 - 2 / Primary / Shake Dog Shake 1 - 2 / End / Why Can't I Be You?

Encore setlist for Hurricane 2012

The encore setlist from Hurricane Festival 2012. Looks like the band had a few options to choose from, and picked the right one. :) (Thanks Tina)

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Cure at Hurricane Festival 2012

Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Sleep When I'm Dead, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones, Lullaby, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

Encore: The Same Deep Water As You, Boys Don't Cry.

Note: Short(er) show tonight due to the band only being given 2 hours to play. Still, they went over by 15 and gave us SDWAY. I'm good with that. : )

Photos: Lars Wendlant / Ursula / Musikexpress / Robert / RadioBremen

Reviews: Weser Kurier (English) / Musikexpress (English)

Audio: SummerCure (webcast)
Video: DIME (HD webcast)

Videos: Webcast / bits of Plainsong, High, Bananafishbones, Lullaby, Same Deep Water As You / Plainsong / Pictures of You / The End of the World / A Forest / Lullaby 1 - 2 / Friday I'm In Love 1 - 2 - 3 / Disintegration / Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2 

Thanks to Peter for the setlist reports.

Cure on Oui FM tonight

Not a live broadcast from the show, but French radio station Oui FM will have a 30 minute Cure "zebramix" (a mix of bootlegs done by DJ Zebra) tonight, starting around 22:15. Listen here. (Thanks Guillaume & DJ Zebra)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

High at Primavera

Very nice pro-shot version of The Cure - High (Primavera 2012)
Read the article about this at Playground (English)
(Thanks )

Old Cure clippings

Tom sent in some of his old magazine clippings from 1987, 1989, 1991, and 1992, along with photos of the Limited Edition Wish Box Set, and I've added them to the photo gallery. More to come, I think. Thank you, Tom.
Also, just got a package in the mail from England (always exciting!) and I will be scanning & posting a LOT of 89-90 era clippings soon. :) Thank you, Simon.

Update on Robert's original Secret 7"

Now that all of the Robert designed Secret 7" test pressings have been auctioned off, I was wondering what happened to plans to re-list Robert's original sleeve, the one that the guy tried to sell on ebay, so I asked @Secret7s about it. Here's the unfortunate answer: "That was the plan, but not everything goes to plan :( The seller suddenly disappeared and never answered our calls."

Looking for musicians influenced by The Cure

"Basically, I am looking to put together an original 5-piece band, heavily influenced by The Cure. I need a bassist, keyboard player, drummer and an additional guitarist. I'm based in Hertfordshire UK but can feasibly travel pretty much anywhere in the Herts/Beds/Bucks or North/Central London area for rehearsals.

Interested parties with a professional attitude (i.e. good communication skills, personal hygiene, self-sufficient in terms of transport etc.) please email james(dot)scott(at)netcel(dot)com or contact me via Twitter: @jamesajscott

Secret 7" test pressings auction

From @Secret7s - "7 test pressing now in the hands of Robert Smith. Coming soon - info on how they could end up in your hands."

Update (6/7/12): From @Secret7s: "The first of 7 FIIL test pressings in sleeves hand signed and doodled by Robert Smith will go live on the eBay site tomorrow. Every day a new pressings will go live, each for a duration of 7 days. All of the money raised going to . This is the first of the seven that shall go live tomorrow. HUGE thanks to Robert for all his help with the project and these extras. I hope they all find loving homes."
Also, "Yes - all seven done by hand by Robert :)" Nice!

Update (6/10/12): Here's #1 (sold for £1,550), #2 (sold for £1,652.91), #3 (sold for £1,800), #4 (sold for £2,062), #5 (sold for £2,517), #6 (sold for £1,814), #7 (sold for £1,938).

Update (6/21/12): Congratulations to everyone who got one! My unofficial total shows that you raised £13,333.91 (officially £33,365 for the entire campaign) for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Well done!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Cure at BBK Live banners

Update (06/20/12): "another picture I have just taken this afternoon. It´s the BBKLive advertisement on the streetcar in Bilbao. It looks fantastic!" (Thanks BR)

"This week, the streets of Bilbao (Spain) have appeared decorated with these BBKLive Flyers hanging on the lampposts" (Thanks BR)

Heineken Jammin' pit tickets available

PIT Fronte Palco tickets for The Cure at Heineken Jammin' Festival available again (Thanks Luciano)
Sold out again.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Southside Festival webcast?

The Dasding website says they will have a live stream from the Southside festival. Not sure if they will broadcast The Cure's set or not, there's no mention of them anywhere, but something to keep an eye on. (Thanks Aaron)

Update (6/22/12): Well, they posted the schedule, and no Cure. :(

Optimus Alive poster

Hugo spotted this poster for The Cure's show at Optimus Alive, in Lisbon today. (Thanks Hugo)

Update: Schedule is out. (Thanks hg)
The Cure - 23:50
Florence & the Machine - 22:00
Mumford & Sons - 20:40
Noah & the Whale - 19:30
We Trust - 18:30

Update (6/20/12): This article (English) says The Cure will get at least 3 hours. The Cure go on just before midnight, the festival closes at 4am, don't tempt Robert! :) (Thanks hg)

Want a free Cure shirt?

"I bought this shirt for my wife at the 4 tour in SLC. She wore it once, washed it and it's been in her closet ever since. She loves The Cure but she's not a huge fan of concert t shirts. I'm not trying to sell it, I'll give it away for the cost of postage. Here are the details:
Tag says medium but looks small
Women's cut / Perfect condition
Smoke free / pet free home
Located in Salt Lake City

Update: It's free Cure shirts day, apparently. :) From Stefan: "I also have a t-shirt that I can sell for shipping cost, around $12. Or if the buyer donates $12 to a charity org I will pay shipping...It's never been used (bought two at the moment). Unfortunately it is XL size (I was a big man then!). Buyer can mail me at: stelin156(at)gmail(dot)com"

Frequency Festival schedule

Here's the schedule according to RockFestivals:
The Cure 23:10-01:00
Sportfreunde Stiller 21:05-22:15
Bloc Party 19:35-20:35
Hot Chip 18:05-19:05
Glasvegas 16:45-17:35
Brendan Benson 15:45-16:25
Blood Red Shoes 14:50-15:30
The Jezabels 13:55-14:35
Cloud Nothings 13:05-13:40
(Thanks to Jörg from Last Remedy)

Monday, June 18, 2012

New Secrets For September CD

Matthew North's band, Secrets For September, have a new release out, The Festival EP, and it features 2 new versions of the tracks Roger played on, 'To Behold' and 'Upside Down', along with 2 more tracks, 'Traces' and 'Reflections'. You can buy a copy here or here, or pick one up at their upcoming shows.
Also, please vote for them to get a chance to play Green Man Festival. Thanks!

Maximum interview with Robert

Update (6/18/12): Here's the video interview and report on the show.

New interview with Robert from Radio Maximum (English) Robert sounds very happy with the show. They say they'll have video of the interview and show up soon. (Thanks @Goshmac)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

The Top at Hultsfred

The Cure -  The Top (Hultsfred 2012)
And another version here. (Thanks Amanda/Foolsdance)

The Cure at Hultsfred Festival 2012

Photo by Herman Dahlgren for Rockfoto.

Setlist: (Tape), Open, High, End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea ("Sound broke down"), Three Imaginary Boys (brief version, "only played until sound came back"), The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Bananafishbones, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

1st encore: The Top
2nd encore: Dressing Up, Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Boys Don't Cry.
Robert - "We planned to play until the sun came up, but we must stop now or they'll call the police & turn off the power."

Thanks to and for the live setlist reports tonight.

Reviews: NME / Gaffa (English) / Göteborgs-Posten (English) (Scan) / Konstpretton (English) / SvD (English) / HLN (English) / Aftonbladet (rebuttal to this review / English) / Kulturbloggen (English) / Barometern (English) / Festivalrykten (English) / Expressen (English)

Photos: Rockfoto / Roger & Johan / Merchandise (Anders) / Crowd (Hultsfred) / Open (Jakob)

Videos: Lovesong / Push / Inbetween Days 1 - 2 - 3 / Just Like Heaven / A Forest / If Only Tonight We Could SleepPictures of You 1 - 2 / Bananafishbones 1 - 2 / The Walk / Friday I'm in Love 1 - 2 - 3 / One Hundred Years & The Top / End / The Top 1 - 2 / Dressing Up 1 - 2 / The Lovecats / The Caterpillar 1 - 2 / Close To Me / Just One Kiss 1 - 2 / Robert explains why they can't play longer & Boys Don't Cry 1 - 2

I Was Robert Smith

"Wanted to let you know that an ebook by Daniel Bourrion has just been published (in French) : J'ai été Robert Smith (« I was Robert Smith »). The first pages may be read online for free here. This is an autobiographical story loosely related to R.S. Obviously not a masterpiece, but hey, it could interest some readers." (Thanks David)