The Cure

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The Cure played their first of two shows Friday night at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust concert series, treating fans to a marathon 45-song set that featured some true surprises, including the live debut of Disintegration-era B-side “2 Late” and only the second performance ever of “Never Enough” flip side “Harold and Joe.”

According to the setlist compiled by indispensable fansite Chain of Flowers, Robert Smith and Co. played a 29-song main set, then 16 more songs spread over three encores. (Still, not quite as long as the epic 50-song set the band played in Mexico City on Smith’s birthday last year.)

The show featured not only the live debut of “Lovesong” B-side “2 Late,” but the first performance of “Harold and Joe” since 1991, and only the second overall. The band also brought back Wild Mood Swings ballad “Jupiter Crash” for the first time since 2004, and performed “Freakshow” off 4.13 Dream for the first time since that album’s tour in 2008.

Below, you can see the full setlist, plus video of some of those rarities and other favorites played in London.

The band performs again tonight.

 

Setlist: The Cure, Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, 3/28/14

1. “Plainsong”
2. “Prayers For Rain”
3. “A Strange Day”
4. “A Night Like This”
5. “Stop Dead”
6. “Push”
7. “Inbetween Days”
8. “2 Late”
9. “Jupiter Crash”
10. “The End of the World”
11. “Lovesong”
12. “Mint Car”
13. “Friday I’m in Love”
14. “Doing the Unstuck”
15. “Trust”
16. “Pictures of You”
17. “Lullaby”
18. “High”
19. “Harold and Joe”
20. “The Caterpillar”
21. “The Walk”
22. “Sleep When I’m Dead”
23. “Just Like Heaven”
24. “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea”
25. “Want”
26. “The Hungry Ghost”
27. “Wrong Number”
28. “One Hundred Years”
29. “Disintegration”

30. “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep”
31. “Shake Dog Shake”
32. “Fascination Street”
33. “Bananafishbones”
34. “Play For Today”
35. “A Forest”

36. “Catch”
37. “The Lovecats”
38. “Hot Hot Hot”
39. “Let’s Go to Bed”
40. “Freakshow”
41. “Close To Me”
42. “Why Can’t I Be You?”

43. “Boys Don’t Cry”
44. “10:15 Saturday Night”
45. “Killing An Arab”

 

The Cure, “2 Late” and “Jupiter Crash”

 

The Cure, “Harold and Joe”

 

The Cure, “Stop Dead”

 

The Cure, “Catch”

 

The Cure, “A Night Like This”

 

The Cure, “A Forest”

 

The Cure, “Want”

 

The Cure, “A Strange Day”

 

The Cure, “Push”

 

The Cure, “The Caterpillar”

 

The Cure, “The Walk”

 

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