The Cure’s massive 45-song setlist for their first concert of 2014


Photo by Heather Kaplan

On Friday night, The Cure returned to the stage for their first performance in 2014, appearing at London’s Royal Albert Hall as part of this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit. Despite six months off, the band showed little rust, as they tore through a 45-song set that was full of rarities and live debuts.

Among the highlights: the live debut of Disintegration-era B-Side “2 Late”, the first performance of Mixed Up B-Side “Harold and Joe” since 1991, and the first performance of “Jupiter Crash” since 2004. They also played “Freakshow” for the first time in six years during the second of three encores. See the full setlist below.

Update: Watch video of The Cure performing “2 Late”, “Jupiter Crash”, and “Harold and Joe” below.

The Cure will perform again at Royal Albert Hall tomorrow night. Their only other confirmed performance is an appearance at Napa Valley’s Bottlerock Music Festival in May.

“2 Late” and “Jupiter Crash”:

“Harold and Joe”:

Prayers for Rain
A Strange Day
A Night Like This
Stop Dead
In Between Days
2 Late (Live Debut)
Jupiter Crash (First time since 2004)
The End of the World
Mint Car
Friday I’m in Love
Doing the Unstuck
Pictures of You
Harold and Joe (First time since 1991)
The Caterpillar
The Walk
Sleep When I’m Dead
Just Like Heaven
From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
The Hungry Ghost
Wrong Number
One Hundred Years

Encore 1:
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
Shake Dog Shake
Fascination Street
Play for Today
A Forest

Encore 2:
The Lovecats
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Let’s Go to Bed
Freakshow (First time since 2008)
Close to Me
Why Can’t I Be You?

Encore 3:
Boys Don’t Cry
10:15 Saturday Night
Killing an Arab