Published on July 16th, 2012 | by Daniel0
Update on the Optimus Alive Festival: The Cure Headline with a Three-Hour Set
You could not miss The Cure amongst the prestigious acts that were invited to perform at the Optimus Alive 2012 festival. The band thrilled fans with an epic three-hour set. Their set list included Lullaby, Plainsong, Pictures, and the End of the World, High, Mint Car, Lovesong, Inbetween Days, and Push, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Just like Heaven, Trust, the Hungry Ghost, Want, Bananafishbones and Wrong Number.
Others were The Walk, Friday in Love, when I’m Dead, Play for Today, Doing the Unstuck, One Hundred Years, a Forest and Disintegration. The band did a 1st encore of ‘The Same Deep Water as You’. The 2nd covered a number of tracks including Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Caterpillar and Just One Kiss. This was then followed by Close To Me, Let’s Go to Bed, Why Can’t I Be You? And Boys Don’t Cry. The 3rd encore consisted of ‘Killing an Arab’ and ‘Saturday Night’.
The Cure thrill fans at the Optimus Alive Festival 2012
One of the notable occurrences during the band’s set was the appearance of Reeves during their final encore. Moreover some people were not sure whether Robert had said ‘Arab Tonight’ or something entirely differently. All these questions will be answered when a video of the concert is released. The band had been scheduled to play in the night (given their extended set which lasted around 3 hours). The listings indicated that they would commence at 03:00. There would have been a webcast/broadcast from RTP but that is not open to all regions which mean that some fans would miss out on the fun.
Recently The Cure announced three further festival appearances for their summer tours. They would headline shows at various festivals across Europe including events in Italy, Sweden, Germany, Holland, Denmark and France. The band included an appearance at the Bilbao BBK Live Festival in Spain. However their most impressive show in this series was the appearance at the Optimus Alive Festival where the band proved their considerable stamina on the stage. Other dates include headlining the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona where they will be joined by the xx, Bjork and Franz Ferdinand.
New musical projects for The Cure
Apart from their critically acclaimed appearance in Portugal, the band has not yet confirmed whether they will be touring the UK Festival circuit. Nevertheless there is speculation that he will schedule at least one concert. Recently the band did a concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. This was the venue at which they performed their debut album titled ‘Three Imaginary Boys’ released in 1979. They also performed ‘Seventeen Seconds’ (1980) and ‘Faith’ (1971) in full.