A video has emerged showing a time lapse of The Cure‘s stunning live show.
Filmed while the band’s world arena tour called into Vienna last month, the video by production company Redline Enterprise shows their staggering stage and light show being erected, before the band then storm the stage for an epic performance, ending with the whole set being dismantled – all packed into the space of less than 90 seconds. Check it out below.
This weekend, The Cure concluded their three-night residency at London’s The SSE Arena, Wembley. Reviewing the opening show, NME said: “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.”
“Their third and final encore alone would have made for a perfect festival greatest hits headline set, but the fact that it was a lingering goodnight kiss on what was already a stellar show just goes to show their dedication to the fans. In a very literal sense, they could not have done more. Every minute mattered, every corner of this vast enormo-dome was embraced, and everything was done to ensure that one of the last huge gigs of the year also turned into one of the best. It was transcendental.”
“Age may weary us, but as they enter their fourth decade as a band, they couldn’t be on finer form. Seeing The Cure live in 2016 is a celebration of their legacy, but they can hardly be called a nostalgia act when they still feel so vital. The Cure still matter.”
The Cure played a marathon, hit-filled set at The SSE Arena, Wembley last night: http://trib.al/nimrVh2
Posted by NME on Friday, December 2, 2016
The Cure’s world tour has now concluded. However, fans are hoping that the band will return to the road in 2017 with a new a record – after they debut new material earlier this year.