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watch The Cure play ‘Disintegration’ b-sides live for first time ever at Sydney run

The Cure are in the middle of their run of Disintegration 30th Anniversary shows at Sydney’s Vivid LIVE 2019 festival, having played it on Friday (5/24) and Saturday (5/25) at the Sydney Opera House. In addition to the album, which has classics like “Pictures of You,” “Lovesong,” “Fascination Street” and “Lullaby,” they are also playing a second set of b-sides and outtakes from the era. Many of those had never been played live before Friday’s show, including “Lullaby” b-sides “Babble” and “Out of Mind”; “Lovesong” b-side “Fear of Ghosts”; and outtakes “Delirious Night,” “Esten” and “No Heart.” The night finished with a cover of Wendy Waldman’s “Pirate Ships” which had been demoed during Disintegration and released as a free MP3 under Robert Smith’s name back in 2001.

At Saturday’s show, after begining the night with the b-sides set, they played Disintegration, then returned for an encore of “Burn” from the The Crow soundtrack and the the “Pirate Ships” cover.

The five show run wraps up on May 30 and that show will be streamed live.

The Cure are hosting their own festival in Pasadena, CA this August.

SETLIST: THE CURE @ Vivid LIVE 5/24/2019
Disintegration
Plainsong
Pictures of You
Closedown
Lovesong
Last Dance
Lullaby
Fascination Street
Prayers for Rain
The Same Deep Water as You
Disintegration
Homesick (First performance since 2002)
Untitled (First performance since 2002)

Encore:
No Heart (Live debut)
Esten (Live debut)
2 Late
Babble (Live debut)
Fear of Ghosts (Live debut)
Out of Mind (Live debut)
Delirious Night (Live debut)
Pirate Ships (Wendy Waldman cover) (Live debut)

SETLIST: THE CURE @ Vivid LIVE 5/25/2019
B-Sides
No Heart
Fear of Ghosts
Out of Mind
Esten
2 Late
Babble
Delirious Night

Disintegration
Plainsong
Pictures of You
Closedown
Lovesong
Last Dance
Lullaby
Fascination Street
Prayers for Rain
The Same Deep Water as You
Disintegration
Homesick
Untitled

Encore:
Burn
Pirate Ships (Wendy Waldman cover)

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