Alternative rock legends The Cure made their return to the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust in two sold out concerts.
Dedicated fans had travelled from all around the globe to see their heroes return to the world’s most famous stage, and after a staggering*3hr 40min* set packed with hits and rarities, The Cure ensured that their fans’ journeys were truly worthwhile.
Their 45-song set drew material from across the band’s entire career, from 1979 debut album Three Imaginary Boys to 2008’s 4:13 Dream, but particularly focussed on their 1989 masterpiece Disintegration. Coincidentally, 45 was also the number of songs The Cure had performed at their previous Hall performance. View the full setlist below.
_All images: Andy Paradise, 2014. www.paradisephoto.co.uk
VIDEO: Robert Smith and Noel Fielding talk behind the scenes on Days 5 and 6 of the Teenage Cancer Trust season
Teenage Cancer Trust
The evenings were held in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer each and every day.
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After being treated to over 3 hours of alt-rock heaven, the band’s loyal fans were unsurprisingly elated:
Thank you The Cure. Never fail to entertain. #teenagecancergigs— Tango Nine Seven (@FiveFortee) March 29, 2014
no amount of words, pics or videos can describe how totally amazing the— Izabel Raffy (@EzzyRaffy) March 29, 2014
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There is, I am fast realising, nothing better in the world than watching a Royal Albert Hall full of old-timers getting jiggy with The Cure.— Anders Chr. Madsen (@anderscmadsen) March 28, 2014
Prayers for Rain
A Strange Day
A Night Like This
In Between Days
The End of the World
Friday I’m in Love
Doing the Unstuck
Pictures of You
Harold and Joe
Sleep When I’m Dead
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
The Hungry Ghost
One Hundred Years
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
Shake Dog Shake
Play for Today
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Let’s Go to Bed
Close to Me
Why Can’t I Be You?
Boys Don’t Cry
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab