This weekend, The Cure kicked off their five-show run at Sydney’s Vivid LIVE festival celebrating the 30th anniversary of Disintegration. As expected, the sets came packed with all the classics, all the deep cuts, and a number of live debuts.
Robert Smith and Co. opened the show with a full performance of Disintegration, which included the first performances of the album’s two final tracks — “Homesick” and “Untitled” — in 17 years.
The eight-song encore included the live debuts of several B-Side such as “No Heart”, “Esten”, “Babble”, “Fear of Ghosts”, “Out of Mind”, “Delirious Night”, as well as their cover of Wendy Waldman’s “Pirate Ships”.
Jealous? Quit it. As previously reported, The Cure will stream their May 30th performance on both Facebook and YouTube with plans of bringing the shows over to the States come Christmastime. And, hey, by then we’ll even have a new album.
Check out the setlist and catch the video highlights below.
Pictures of You
Prayers for Rain
The Same Deep Water as You
Fear of Ghosts
Out of Mind
Pirate Ships (Wendy Waldman cover)
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For the first time in the band’s live show history, The Cure debut <Esten> – a demo piece from <Disintegration> at its 30th anniversary – This song is so breathable when played live and your body feels uplifted. this is a Never Before experience and it is blessed for fans who were able to make the concert. #thecure #vividsydney