March 30, 2014 10:32

The Cure repeat marathon 45-song set at second Teenage Cancer Trust show

“Sorry the set is so long,” jokes Robert Smith during three-and-a-half-hour Royal Albert Hall performance

The Cure repeat marathon 45-song set at second Teenage Cancer Trust show
The Cure repeated their marathon 45-song show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (March 29), replicating their setlist of the previous night.

Introduced by Noel Fielding, the band came on stage at 7.40pm, which meant that their third and final encore didn’t start until shortly after the venue’s regular 11pm curfew.

At the start of the second encore, which began with 1987 single 'Catch', singer Robert Smith joked: "Sorry the set is so long. It’s entirely my fault." Smith remained in good humour throughout the show. After playing '2 Late', the B-Side of 1989 single 'Lovesong' which had made its live debut at Friday’s show, Smith said: "Even I can be forgiven for not knowing that one. We’ve only played it once, and that was yesterday."

Before 2008 single 'Freakshow', Smith was handed a drumstick by a roadie to use as percussion against a shaker. “I’m always tempted to ask ‘Is this in tune?’ when I’m handed one of these,” he said. During ‘Lullaby’, a fan in seats near the stage donned a Spider-Man costume, a reference to the song’s chorus “The spider man is having me for dinner tonight.” However, he had to be helped out of the costume by his girlfriend during most of the next song, ‘High’. After final song ‘Killing An Arab’, Smith said simply: “Thanks a lot, we’ll see you again.”

The show was part of the annual week of concerts organised by The Who singer Roger Daltrey at the venue in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust. Other shows have been by Paolo Nutini, Ed Sheeran and One Republic. The event ends tonight with Suede playing the whole of their 'Dog Man Star' album to mark its 20th anniversary.

The Cure recently announced they are to release a new album this year. Recorded at the same time as previous album '4.13 Dream' in 2008, it has the working title of '4.13 Scream'. No new songs were previewed during the gigs, which were the band’s first since in the UK since headlining Reading And Leeds Festival in 2012.

The Cure played:

'Prayers For Rain'
'A Strange Day'
'A Night Like This'
'Stop Dead'
'In Between Days'
'2 Late'
'Jupiter Crash’
'The End Of The World'
'Mint Car'
'Friday I’m In Love'
'Doing The Unstuck'
'Pictures Of You'
'Harold And Joe'
'The Caterpillar'
'The Walk'
'Sleep When I’m Dead'
'Just Like Heaven'
'From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea'
'The Hungry Ghost'
'Wrong Number'
'One Hundred Years'
'If Only Tonight We Could Sleep'
'Shake Dog Shake'
'Fascination Street'
'Play For Today'
'A Forest'
'The Lovecats'
'Hot Hot Hot!!!'
'Let’s Go To Bed'
'Close To Me'
'Why Can’t I Be You?'
'Boys Don’t Cry'
'10:15 Saturday Night'
'Killing An Arab'

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