Festivals, Video — July 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

The Cure plays Japan’s Fuji Rock Festival with Simon Gallup’s son Eden on bass

The Cure’s bassist Simon Gallup was unable to travel to Japan for the band’s set at the Fuji Rock Festival tonight due to a “serious personal situation,” but the show went on with a natural fill in: his son Eden Gallup, who’s also Simon’s bass tech and plays in the band Violet Vendetta.

Robert Smith acknowledged, but did not explain, Simon Gallup’s absence during The Cure’s set, but the band did tweet out a statement afterward saying they’d been “very reluctant to disappoint our wonderful Japanese fans, and after much discussion, we decided to go ahead with our ‘Fuji Festival’ headline on Sunday with a very brave and very excellent Eden Gallup filing on on bass.”

The Cure’s statement goes on to say that Gallup will be back for the band’s remaining summer festival dates, which resume with a performance in Moscow on Saturday.

As for Eden Gallup’s performance, see it for yourself below via the Fuji Rock livestream, which — at least of this moment — remains on YouTube. We’ll also post additional clips as they become available.



NOTE: As long as this livestream remains active, you can rewind and watch The Cure’s full performance. At the time of this posting, it started around the 3:10 mark, though that will change as the festival progresses.


Setlist: The Cure, Fuji Rock Festival, Japan, 7/28/19

1. “Plainsong”
2. “Pictures of You”
3. “High”
4. “A Night Like This”
5. “Lovesong”
6. “Last Dance”
7. “Burn”
8. “Fascination Street”
9. “Never Enough”
10. “Push”
11. “In Between Days”
12. “Just Like Heaven”
13. “From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea”
14. “Play For Today”
15. “A Forest”
16. “Shake Dog Shake”
17. “Disintegration”

18. “Lullaby”
19. “The Caterpillar”
20. “The Walk”
21. “Friday I’m in Love”
22. “Close to Me”
23. “Why Can’t I Be You?”
24. “Boys Don’t Cry”



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  1. Wow – no one else is curious about what’s going on?

  2. The british band The Cure,is under no obligation………to keep the original members
    .but would be awesone…if they did it..
    …… Tour the 5 continents….

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