Watch The Cure play a classic track live at Meltdown

17 August 2019, 14:30 | Updated: 17 August 2019, 14:31

Robert Smith's Meltdown At Royal Festival Hall
Robert Smith's Meltdown At Royal Festival Hall. Picture: Lorne Thomson/Redferns/Getty Images

Robert Smith and co’s 40th anniversary gigs will be released in a special edition in October - see them play the track Disintegration here.

The Cure’s two 40th anniversary gigs are to be released as a special box set in October - and the band have just released another teaser video.

Titled 40 Live, the set will feature both the acclaimed Anniversary film shot in Hyde Park which was released to cinemas in July and The Cure’s appearance at Robert Smith’s Meltdown in June 2018.

Watch The Cure play Disintegration live from Meltdown 2018:


40 Live is released in a Limited-Edition Deluxe Boxset which includes 2 blu-rays or DVDs along with the two shows across four CDs and a 40-page book. The films are also available as a double DVD or blu-ray set with a 16-page book and as a digital download.

The sets are released on 18 October and are available to pre-order here


CURÆTION-25: From There To Here | From Here To There was the tenth and final night of the 25th Meltdown Festival curated by frontman Robert Smith. The epic date featured two songs from each of The Cure’s 13 albums, plus two unreleased new tracks.

Kicking off with 1979’s Three Imaginary Boys, the show took in songs from the classic albums Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography, The Head On The Door, Disintegration, Wish and more.

The Cure - CURÆTION-25 setlist:

Three Imaginary Boys
At Night
Other Voices
A Strange Day
A Night Like This
Like Cockatoos
Pictures Of You
Jupiter Crash
Us Or Them
It’s Over
It Can Never Be The Same
Step Into The Light
The Hungry Ghost
The Last Day Of Summer
From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
Shake Dog Shake
One Hundred Years
A Forest
Boys Don’t Cry

ANNIVERSARY: 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London saw the band mark 40 years as The Cure in front of 65,000 fans as part of Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time on 7 July 2018. Following the film’s global cinema release on 11 July, the show is now available on blu ray and DVD.

The Cure: ANNIVERSARY 1978-2018 Live In Hyde Park London setlist:

Pictures Of You
A Night Like This
The Walk
The End Of The World
Inbetween Days
Just Like Heaven
If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
Play For Today
A Forest
Shake Dog Shake
Fascination Street
Never Enough
From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
The Caterpillar
Friday I’m In Love
Close To Me
Why Can’t I Be You?
Boys Don’t Cry
Jumping Someone Else’s Train
Grinding Halt
10.15 Saturday Night
Killing An Arab

Anniversary was shot in 4K by The Cure's long-term collaborator Tim Pope, who helmed many of the band's classic videos, along with their first live film The Cure In Orange, released in 1987. The audio has been mixed in 5.1 surround sound by Robert Smith and Paul Corkett.

The release follows The Cure’s summer tour dates, which have seen them play some of the world’s biggest festivals, including Glastonbury, Rock Werchter, Pinkpop, Exit, Roskilde and Fuji Rock. They play Glasgow Summer Sessions on Friday 16 August and will continue playing in October, when they headline Austin City Limits festival in Texas.

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