The Cure are officially back on the road, overseas anyway. The band kicked off their European tour last night (Oct. 6) in Latvia.
Fans in attendance were treated to a 25-song setlist, which included two new songs: “Alone” and “Endsong,” which are presumably taken from their highly anticipated new album Songs of a Lost World.
“Alone,” which opened the set, is a moody, seven-minute track that would fit comfortably on Disintegration, while “Endsong” runs 10 minutes and opens with heavy drums and a melancholy synth that sets the dark mood for the rest of the song. Based on these tracks, it seems Robert Smith’s previous comment of the new album being “relentlessly doom and gloom” is accurate.
Check out live videos of the new songs below. See the full setlist here.
Another exciting moment was the return of keyboardist/guitarist Perry Bamonte, who last played with the band in 2005.
The Cure will release the long-awaited 30th-anniversary edition of their 1992 album Wish on November 25th. Vinyl and CD copies can be pre-ordered here. See all the dates on the band’s European tour here.
THIS IS THE END
OF EVERY SONG THAT WE SING
THE FIRE BURNED OUT TO ASH
AND THE STARS GROWN DIM WITH TEARS
COLD AND AFRAID
THE GHOSTS OF ALL THAT WE’VE BEEN
WE TOAST WITH BITTER DREGS
WE HAVE NOTHING LEFT#TheCureLostWorld22 #Riga (📷 @RPetersons) pic.twitter.com/r9AtiJQbB8
— The Cure (@thecure) October 7, 2022