The Factory Theatre in suburban Sydney, Australia, on Saturday hosted a 25th anniversary tribute to The Cure’s ninth album Wish that was headlined by Steve Kilbey of The Church, and featured a number of Sydney-area musicians performing songs off that record and more.
The concert — brought to our attention by the …Hang the DJ blog — also featured performances by The Exploding Boys (featuring members of GLIDE and Died Pretty), The Hummingbirds, Jamie Hutchings, Peter Fenton of C R O W, Dave Challinor of Sounds Like Sunset, Ken Blonde of Mr Blonde) and more.
We haven’t seen the setlist yet — a front-to-back performance of Wish was advertised — and so far the only video to have surfaced features performances of non-Wish songs, including clips of Kilbey performing Disintegration hits “Pictures of You” and “Love Song” (he apparently also played “Lullaby”).
See video of Kilbey’s performance, as well as others, below.
Steve Kilbey, “Pictures of You”
Steve Kilbey, “Love Song”
Jamie Hutchings, “Fascination Street”
Dave Challinor, “Inbetween Days”
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