Every Time I See The Cure in Concert, They Are Spectacular
Over the weekend, I went to a place I am quite familiar with as I work there for nearly half the year, but this time I did not go for work, I went to catch a concert with some of my buddies!
On Saturday night, I saw The Cure in concert at the Wells Fargo Center, and I took the show in with Jim Sutcliffe of Live Nation and the Director of Fun and Games for the Philadelphia Phillies, John Brazer.
It was a ton of fun and the show itself was phenomenal – the sounds, the lights, and Robert Smith’s voice were all fantastic!
Speaking of the band’s frontman, his hair may have a little more gray in it these days, but his voice still carries as if it is still 1987.
Plus, Simon Gallup, an original member of the band, was spectacular on the bass.
The show was actually the first time they played in Philly in seven years and marked the first time they ever played at the Wells Fargo Center.
Altogether, they put on a hell of a show on Saturday, but that hardly surprises me at all considering I have seen them a few times, and they always put on a killer performance.
This tour was in support of their Disintegration LP released earlier that year, and they had some amazing openers on that tour, including Shelleyan Orphan, Love and Rockets, and the Pixies.
I’ll post the tour poster from that show down below!
The second time I saw them live was right here in Philly at the Spectrum on May 17, 1992, on “The Wish Tour.”
I actually broadcasted it live on WMMR from the press box, and a band called Cranes were the openers.
I even have my original backstage pass from that show still!
It is crazy that I can say I have seen them perform in three different decades now, but one thing is for sure, no matter what year The Cure is playing, they are sure to put on a spectacular show!
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