The Cure Debut New Songs During European Tour Kick Off

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.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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