The Cure debut two new tracks and reunite with Perry Bamonte: Full setlist

7 October 2022, 13:54 | Updated: 7 October 2022, 14:23

Robert Smith of The Cure performs during the ACL Music Festival in October 2019
Robert Smith of The Cure performs during the ACL Music Festival in October 2019. Picture: Tim Mosenfelder/FilmMagic/Getty

The band's former guitarist is back for the first listen to Songs Of A Lost World. Get the full setlist here.

The Cure played their first live show in three years last night (Thursday 6th October) and debuted two songs from their long-awaited new album.

Performing at the Riga Arena in Latvia, Robert Smith and co opened with a new track Alone, and ended the main set with another fresh track, Endsong. Both songs are expected to appear on the band's fourteenth studio album, titled Songs Of A Lost World. It's the follow-up

The Cure - Alone (live Riga)

The band appeared as a six-piece with the return of guitarist Perry Bamonte, Smith's former guitar tech, who was a full member of the band between 1990 and 2004, before one of the band's frequent line-up changes. Bamonte appeared on The Cure's 1992 Wish album, which is getting a 30th anniversary reissue in November.

Elsewhere the band - frontman Smith, Bamonte (guitar and keyboards), bassist Simon Gallup, guitarist Reeves Gabrels, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and drummer Jason Cooper - delved into their 45-year back catalogue, performing hits like Boys Don't Cry, Just Like Heaven, Friday I'm In Love and Close To Me, plus deep cuts like Play For Today, Shake Dog Shake and the Wish album track Trust.

The Cure - Endsong (2022-10-06 Riga)

The Cure live at the Arena Riga, Latvia, 6th October 2022

  • Alone (new song)
  • Pictures Of You
  • Closedown
  • A Night Like This
  • Lovesong
  • Trust
  • Burn
  • Fascination Street
  • Push
  • In Between Days
  • Play For Today
  • A Forest
  • Want
  • Shake Dog Shake
  • 39
  • From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
  • Endsong (new song)

Encore 1:

  • Plainsong
  • Disintegration

Encore 2:

  • Lullaby
  • Close To Me
  • The Walk
  • Friday I'm In Love
  • Just Like Heaven
  • Boys Don't Cry

The tour continues across Europe for the rest of October and November, heading to the UK and Ireland in December.

The Cure UK and Ireland Tour Dates 2022

  • 1st December 2022: 3Arena, Dublin
  • 2nd December 2022: SSE Arena, Belfast
  • 4th December 2022: OVO Hydro Arena, Glasgow
  • 6th December 2022: First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • 7th December 2022: Utilita Arena, Birmingham
  • 8th December 2022: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
  • 11th December 2022: OVO Arena, Wembley
  • 12th December 2022: OVO Arena, Wembley
  • 13th December 2022: OVO Arena, Wembley
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