The Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig 2009 took place last night (February 26) at London's O2 Arena. 15,000 fans turned up to worship at the alter of Godlike Geniuses The Cure, who played a career-spanning, 90-minute set of their favourite tracks.
In support were Franz Ferdinand, Crystal Castles and White Lies.
Below are photographer Jacob Perlmutter's images from the night.
Grab this week's NME magazine for a free The Cure covers CD that comes in a special Awards souvenir box set.