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Title: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 10, 2018, 14:38:11
Not exactly a The Cure show, but... ;)

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CURÆTION-25
Part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show at Royal Festival Hall.

He is joined onstage by four of his curious friends – and other, imaginary accompanists – to perform special interpretations based on a very particular selection of songs he has sung throughout the years.

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Robert Smith curates the UK’s longest-running artist-curated music festival in its 25th year. Tickets for the next wave of shows go on sale to Southbank Centre Members on Friday 13 April and on sale to the general public on Monday 16 April.

Smith is the lead singer and principal songwriter of The Cure, and its only constant member since the group formed in 1978.

One of popular music’s defining bands, The Cure took the ‘alternative rock’ genre mainstream around the world and garnered numerous awards including a Brit Award for Best British Band, an MTV Icon Award, a Q Inspiration Award and NME’s Godlike Genius Award. Smith has also been presented with an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement.

Ticket's on sale this Friday!
http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/124436-curaetion-25-2018
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 10, 2018, 14:57:26
Apparently tickets go on sale for South Bank Center members (membership costs 60 GBP) this Friday. I will definitely try to get tickets for this gig. This seems way more interesting than the 40th Anniversary show!
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 10, 2018, 19:11:01
just realised this venue has capacity for only 2,500 people... which means tickets will sell out in under a minute :P
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 10, 2018, 19:24:54
People with membership will be allowed to buy only TWO tickets this Friday

Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on April 10, 2018, 19:54:25
But who will Robert be preforming with??
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 10, 2018, 19:58:50
But who will Robert be preforming with??

"by four of his curious friends – and other, imaginary accompanists"

Let the speculation begin! :)
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: Borl Poris on April 10, 2018, 23:41:22
But who will Robert be preforming with??

God...I hope Trent Reznor, Siouxsie, Severen And Budgie
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on April 11, 2018, 06:03:52
But who will Robert be preforming with??

God...I hope Trent Reznor, Siouxsie, Severen And Budgie


NICE CHOICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 11, 2018, 09:05:48
From thecure.com

http://thecure.com/news/3343/more_acts_revealed_for_robert_smiths_meltdown_festival

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For ticket details head to southbankcentre.co.uk

FULL LIST OF ANNOUNCED ACTS BELOW:

Friday 15 June
PSYCHEDELIC FURS + The Church - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
65DAYSOFSTATIC + Tropic of Cancer - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
JOYCUT + Indian Queens - 7:30pm Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
CONCRETE LATES: KIASMOS (DJ SET) - 11pm-2am, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Saturday 16 June
PLACEBO + Kælan Mikla - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
THE NOTWIST + Drahla - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
JAMBINAL + Tropic of Cancer - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
CONCRETES LATES: VESSELS (Live & DJ Set) - 11pm-2am, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Sunday 17 June
THE LIBERTINES + Yonaka - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
ALCEST + Emma Ruth Rundle - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
LOOP + Planning For Burial - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room

Monday 18 June
DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE + Fear of Men 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT + Jambinai - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE + Planning For Burial - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room

Tuesday 19 June
MANIC STREET PREACHERS + The Anchoress - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
FRIGHTENED RABBIT + Pumarosa - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
VEX RED + Douglas Dare - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room

Wednesday 20 June
DEFTONES + pg.lost - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
LOW + Jo Quail - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
MOON DUO + Hilary Woods - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
LIMINAL - 11pm-2am, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Thursday 21 June
MOGWAI + Kathryn Joseph - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
KRISTIN HERSH + Matt Holubowski - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
PG.LOST + Thought Forms - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
LIMINAL - 11pm-2am, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Friday 22 June
NINE INCH NAILS + Black Moth Super Rainbow - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
MONO + Jo Quail - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
THE JOY FORMIDABLE + Kidsmoke - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
LIMINAL - 11pm-2am, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Saturday 23 June
MY BLOODY VALENTINE + The Soft Moon - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
SUZANNE VEGA + James Walsh - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
AND ALSO THE TREES + A Dead Forest Index - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
CONCRETE LATES: EAT STATIC (DJ Set) - 11pm-2am, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer

Sunday 24 June
CURÆTION-25 + The Twilight Sad - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
MAYBESHEWILL + I Like Trains - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall
THE SOFT MOON + The KVB - 7:30pm, Southbank Centre's Purcell Room
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: Ulrich on April 11, 2018, 10:01:26
But who will Robert be preforming with??

God...I hope Trent Reznor, Siouxsie, Severen And Budgie

Don't get your hopes up too high!
It's pretty logical that it might be musicians who'll be there for "Meltdown" anyway... (thus, Trent is an option, of course)!
Good thing about the internet is: we'll be able to read the reports during or shortly after the show! (Back in the 90's I had to wait for weeks/months to read about things in music papers, if at all...)
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: madspark on April 11, 2018, 15:48:31

Maybe I'm reading too much into this but if Robert was just  going to perform with other artists (a la Bowie's 50th birthday concert) why would he specifically say "curious" friends?

"Four curious friends?" Matthieu Hartley, Perry Bamonte, Boris Williams & Pearl Thompson?

"and other imaginary accompanists?" The first thing that came to mind was Lol and Michael Dempsey - at least for one song to celebrate the original line up.   

Maybe a Cult Hero reunion?
 
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: MeltingMan on April 11, 2018, 16:44:43
"Four curious friends?" Matthieu Hartley, Perry Bamonte, Boris Williams & Pearl Thompson?

That means actually Simon, Jason, Roger and Reeves - my limited view after 24 hours.

Quote from: madspark
and other imaginary accompanists?

Lol is very likely.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: cheyler on April 11, 2018, 18:16:28
Not sure about Perry, although I'd love to see him up there and he sure as heck deserves it.  I wouldn't even give odds on Lol, I think he'll be there, no question about it.  A little less certain about Pearl, but I think he's very likely to be there too.  Andy Anderson as well.  Lol and Andy have been real non-committal about it when asked, but that's only natural.  I can't think of anyone who would be 'out of the question, not gonna be there'.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: Ulrich on April 12, 2018, 09:11:51
"Four curious friends?" Matthieu Hartley, Perry Bamonte, Boris Williams & Pearl Thompson?

That means actually Simon, Jason, Roger and Reeves - my limited view after 24 hours.

I don't think so. He said in the interview that he "trapped" himself somehow, because Hyde Park was announced as "the only Cure show", so when "Meltdown" came along, it became clear that he'll have to do "something different" than a "normal" Cure show.
We'll have to wait and see. I myself do guess it will be "friends" of Robert from other bands, especially those who play at Meltdown. (E.g. someone from Mogwai...)
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: word_on_a_wing on April 12, 2018, 10:14:34
I feel he is saying that the expected 4 will join him on stage (ie Simon, Jason, Roger, Reeves) but it will be a very different show than a typical Cure show, with several guests joining them, unusual arrangements of songs, and some song of RS playing solo.  Because it will be so different this means Hyde Park can still validly be referred to as the only UK concert by The Cure this year. 
...I'm sure it will be awesome whatever form it ends up being!
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: cheyler on April 13, 2018, 02:13:42
"Four curious friends?" Matthieu Hartley, Perry Bamonte, Boris Williams & Pearl Thompson?

That means actually Simon, Jason, Roger and Reeves - my limited view after 24 hours.

I don't think so. He said in the interview that he "trapped" himself somehow, because Hyde Park was announced as "the only Cure show", so when "Meltdown" came along, it became clear that he'll have to do "something different" than a "normal" Cure show.
We'll have to wait and see. I myself do guess it will be "friends" of Robert from other bands, especially those who play at Meltdown. (E.g. someone from Mogwai...)

You may very well be right.  I guess it's just 'wait and see' at this point. 
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: MeltingMan on April 13, 2018, 09:46:19
I'm not going to buy a ticket. Not today at least. Maybe on Monday. I don't know.
I'm convinced that the major event will take place in July - that's the point.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 13, 2018, 13:42:31
Today's pre-sale for South Bank Centre members is, as expected, sold out. General sales for an unknown % of tickets is this Monday.

Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 13, 2018, 14:02:57
General sale commences on Monday 10:00 AM London time. I wonder how many of the 2,500 tickets will be put for sale.

Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: cheyler on April 14, 2018, 02:25:43
But who will Robert be preforming with??

"by four of his curious friends – and other, imaginary accompanists"

Let the speculation begin! :)

Taking this verbatim, I'd say the current line-up plus Lol and Michael (in whatever capacities).
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: piggymirror on April 14, 2018, 04:25:48
But who will Robert be preforming with??

God...I hope Trent Reznor,

Could be.

Siouxsie, Severen And Budgie

Banshees? That would be THREE curious friends.
It would be four if you added Martin McCarrick, who btw, was in The Glove before joining the Banshees.
But I don't know wether McCarrick and Severin get on well these days or not.

And as far as I'm aware, there is no way Sioux and Robert will ever play together again.
And Severin and Budgie, as far as I'm aware, won't be playing together again, either.
The split between Glove and Creatures was very real for quite a long time.
Is it still so? Not sure, as Sioux and Severin seem to have signed peace, but only after Severin's illness.

And Sioux's voice confronted with Robert's... that hurts, Sioux's great, but she lost a lot of vocal range.
While Robert keeps most of his vocal range (which is not just a little, just listen to New Day!!).
I don't think Sioux would like that.

Robert and Severin, on the other hand... I'd like to listen to Punish Me With Kisses live ONCE.
And Spellbound once again, I'd love that. But... sung by whom? Robert definitely can't play AND sing that, it is too difficult. Even McGeoch struggled with it on a bad day.
Besides, Severin playing bass guitar live? After his surgery? Not sure that's a possibility. I wish he could though, he's great.
If he couldn't, Severin could shift to keys, Robert to bass, and... Pearl on guitar? Pearl was in the Blue Sunshine sessions anyway, and it can't be McGeoch because he's no longer among us. Oh, why not asking Andy Anderson? Andy is the Glove drummer.

If it weren't clear enough, I miss The Glove and The Banshees very much.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: MeltingMan on April 14, 2018, 09:58:00
Quote from: piggymirror
Oh, why not asking Andy Anderson?

My gut feeling says he has been invited by Robert too. That would be awesome!
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: MeltingMan on April 14, 2018, 10:12:21
I wonder how many of the 2,500 tickets will be put for sale.

...and I wonder if Susanna got one yesterday. I would be surprised if not.  :lol:
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: A Strange Girl on April 15, 2018, 21:47:00

And Sioux's voice confronted with Robert's... that hurts, Sioux's great, but she lost a lot of vocal range.
While Robert keeps most of his vocal range (which is not just a little, just listen to New Day!!).
Don't think Sioux would like that.

Gotta agree on this. I love Siouxsie, but she jus't can't hit high notes anymore, her voice has gotten worse over time. She can't hold a candle to Robert  :roll:
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 10:41:56
Tickets go on sale in 19 minutes...go here right now! http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/124436-curaetion-25-2018
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 10:56:51
Sale commences in four minutes!
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 11:32:58
SOLD OUT! Didn't manage to get tickets...
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: Ulrich on April 16, 2018, 12:08:35
SOLD OUT! Didn't manage to get tickets...

Sorry to hear that.  :(
No big surprise though.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 13:20:19
It seems that calling to the box office was easier to get the tickets than on the Internet. If I knew before...


Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 13:29:08
SOLD OUT! Didn't manage to get tickets...
Sorry to hear that.  :(
No big surprise though.

Is the first time I don't manage to get a ticket for a Cure gig... :roll:
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: word_on_a_wing on April 16, 2018, 14:31:52
Gosh sorry to hear that, hopefully one appears somehow 🙏
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 14:53:38
Gosh sorry to hear that, hopefully one appears somehow 🙏

I think is easier for Peru to win the next world cup than me getting a ticket for this lol
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on April 16, 2018, 18:31:11
SOLD OUT! Didn't manage to get tickets...
Sorry to hear that.  :(
No big surprise though.

Is the first time I don't manage to get a ticket for a Cure gig... :roll:


Well at least you have seen The Cure before. Some fans like me are just hoping for a world 2019 tour.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: dsanchez on April 16, 2018, 20:40:21
Well at least you have seen The Cure before. Some fans like me are just hoping for a world 2019 tour.

When I was your age I did not see The Cure... my first time was one I was 25. So I actually waited many years before my first Cure gig...
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: Ulrich on April 17, 2018, 10:04:00
When I was your age I did not see The Cure... my first time was one I was 25. So I actually waited many years before my first Cure gig...

So did I! I finally got to see them at the age of 23 (after missing some tours before).
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: chemicaloverload on April 17, 2018, 10:23:25
Gosh sorry to hear that, hopefully one appears somehow 🙏

I think is easier for Peru to win the next world cup than me getting a ticket for this lol

I’d like to see Chile take it :)

Kiddo will be almost 8 at Hyde park. Start them young  :smth023
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: MeltingMan on April 17, 2018, 11:02:32
SOLD OUT! Didn't manage to get tickets...

Robert's birthday is near, so I think a final batch of tickets will be available soon.
Title: Re: 2018.06.24 London, Royal Festival Hall
Post by: cheyler on April 17, 2018, 12:28:34
It was her surname that did it...guaranteed.