As The Cure wrapped up its second straight 48-song “Reflections” concert in New York City last night (Friday’s show was only 46 songs long), frontman Robert Smith signed off by saying, “We’ll see you again next year” — hinting that the revived band’s 2011 shows were no anomaly, and fans may in fact see The Cure back on tour next year.
No such plans have been announced, but it’s certainly hopeful news for fans who did not witness The Cure’s nine “Reflections” concerts, which featured performances of the band’s first three albums — 1979′s Three Imaginary Boys, 1980′s Seventeen Seconds and 1981′s Faith — in Sydney earlier this year, and then London, Los Angeles and New York City this month.
Right now, though, the only official Cure activity on the horizon is next week’s release of Bestival Live 2011, a recording of the band’s complete 32-song September performance and the first time the group has ever released a full concert on CD.
This weekend’s three “Reflections” concerts in New York saw the band extend its fairly rigid set, adding obscurities and concert rarities like “Do the Hansa” and “The Caterpillar” to the set, as well as more frequently performed hits such as “Inbetween Days” and “Close to Me.” For full setlists, videos and review, head over to Chain of Flowers.
PREVIOUSLY ON SLICING UP EYEBALLS
- The Cure to release ‘Bestival Live 2011’ CD next month with complete 32-song set
- Robert Smith to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: ‘Jason Cooper is The Cure’s drummer… bah!’
- The Cure to perform ‘Reflections’ concerts in London, New York, Los Angeles in November
- The Cure nominated for induction into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 2012 ballot
- The Cure at Bestival: Roger O’Donnell rejoins band for 32-song set (photo, video, setlist)
- The Cure’s Robert Smith vows to complete second half of ‘4.13 Dream’ album
- Video: The Cure plays 44-song ‘Reflections’ concert with Tolhurst, O’Donnell