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The Cure perform historic 40-song set at London Christmas show

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    Photo by Debi Del Grande

    This evening in London, The Cure played the first of three Christmas shows at the Hammersmith Eventim Apollo. Upon the shows’ initial announcement, the band promised two-and-a-half-hour sets featuring “songs drawn from their entire 37-year-old catalogue, including deep cuts, pop songs, fan favourites and surprises galore,” and they certainly delivered.

    The setlist spanned an astonishing 40 songs and featured four separate encores. Highlights included the live debut of The Head on the Door B-side “A Man Inside My Mouth” and the first performances of “The Wailing Wall” and “The Empty World” in 30 years. Other live rarities included “Kyoto Song”, “Like Cockatoos”, “Piggy in the Mirror”, and “Hey You!”.

    Below, watch a few fan-shot videos from the concert and see the full setlist.

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    Setlist:
    Shake Dog Shake
    Kyoto Song (First time since 2008)
    A Night Like This
    alt.end
    Wailing Wall (First time since 1984)
    Bananafishbones
    The Caterpillar
    The Walk
    A Man Inside My Mouth (Live debut)
    Close to Me
    Lullaby
    High
    Birdmad Girl
    Just Like Heaven
    Pictures of You
    Before Three
    Lovesong
    Like Cockatoos (First time since 2004)
    From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
    Want
    The Hungry Ghost
    One Hundred Years
    Give Me It

    Encore:
    The Empty World (First time since 1984)
    Charlotte Sometimes
    Primary
    The Top

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    Encore 2:
    Dressing Up
    Piggy in the Mirror (First time since 1997)
    Never Enough
    Wrong Number

    Encore 3:
    Three Imaginary Boys
    M
    Play for Today
    A Forest

    Encore 4:
    The Lovecats
    Let’s Go to Bed
    Why Can’t I Be You?
    Boys Don’t Cry
    Hey You! (First time since 2004)

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