SHOWS OF A LOST WORLD TOUR
THE CURE, THE TWILIGHT SAD
BLOSSOM MUSIC CENTER
JUNE 11, 2023
By Neil Shumate, OOTB Publications
Drenching rain and brief lightning didn't stop a dedicated sold-out crowd from seeing The Cure last night--if anything, the dismal weather complimented the melancholy gothic rock mood.
The Shows Of A Lost World Tour was more like "an evening with" event as The Cure performed almost three hours, this being their first tour in seven years. Nobody walked away unhappy after a 29-song set that included many hits mixed in with extended instrumentals, a few classic deep cuts and a handful of newer songs. Unmatchable, distinct vocalist Robert Smith appeared spirited, giving long time bassist Simon Gallup a hug after performing new song "And Nothing Is Forever."
The overall performance was stunning and flawless delivered by sincere pros at their finest. Three large video screens backed the stage enhancing the performance with various images and designs that aligned proportionately to each song.
Even with the inclement weather and a brief delay, it was a beautiful night with a band that still engrosses crowds, even after 45 years. Fans now await the release of Songs Of A Lost World, The Cure's first record in 15 years.
THE CURE (click photos to enlarge)