Take a peak behind the scenes of the one finest live events of 2016
Having pulled off one of the marathon live shows of the year, The Cure‘s world tour has come to an end. Now The Twilight Sad, who were handpicked by the band to support them at each and every show, have shared a photo diary of their life of the road with the band.
“I asked The Twilight Sad to join us on The Cure Tour 2016 because they are the best band playing the best songs – consistently brilliant, emotional, intense, inspiring, entertaining,” said frontman Robert Smith – who also covered their track ‘There’s A Girl In The Corner’. “They have added immeasurably to this year’s live experience – for fans, crew and Cure band alike… and it turns out they are the best people too! I can’t thank them enough.”
Reviewing the first gig of their three-night residency at Wembley Arena, NME wrote: “As a crisp and frosty night gripped the streets of London, the elegiac grace and majesty of The Cure created a heightened sense of wintry atmosphere. But don’t fall victim to the misconception that The Cure are just doom-mongering cartoon goths. For every moment of post-punk darkness, there are five of total pop abandon. While the impact and influence of their more menacing work is well-documented, and can be heard in the explosive tension of tonight’s underrated and frankly headline worthy support band The Twilight Sad alone, the secret to The Cure’s longevity lies in their intrinsic and artful mastery of a perfect song.”
Check out The Twilight Sad’s photo diary of their time on the road with The Cure below
"1st of 3 nights at the Hollywood Bowl. Seeing this sign is about as surreal as it gets."
"We played Las Vegas for the first time. Andy and Johnny recreated a scene from their favourite film."
"Caesar's Palace, Vegas, standing in front of a polystyrene Pegasus."
"Getting off the subway and walking to MSG for soundcheck was mental enough, then we saw this."
"Oslo City Hall, where they dish out the Nobel Peace prize."
"Andy & Johnny working for the secret service... in Berlin."
"The Chain Bridge in Budapest, beautiful place."
"Taking a more direct route to the top of the Buda side of the city."
"The Jewish Cemetery, Łódź Ghetto."
The Cure in Poland, the atmosphere was amazing at this gig
The Cure Frankfurt.
"The Cure in Amsterdam - playing 'Lullaby'"
The Cure, Montpellier
"The Cure's setlist"